The Judicial Council on Diversity will:

(a) commission research and undertake public consultation processes on issues relating to cultural and linguistic diversity in Australia’s judicial system, including but not limited to:
interaction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and migrant and refugee communities with Australian courts and tribunals

attitudes of the judiciary toward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and migrant and refugee communities – including identifying and minimising areas of discrimination or bias against these communities
attitudes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and migrant and refugee communities toward Australia’s judicial system – including improving knowledge, understanding and trust, and minimising areas of concern for Australia’s social cohesion·,
perceived and actual barriers to justice experienced by people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and migrant and refugee communities
interpreting and translating services in Australia’s judicial system
experiences of people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and migrant and refugee communities as jurors, litigants, or consumers of court or tribunal information;
(b) develop and provide independent advice on protocols, best practice guidelines and proposals for dealing with cultural and linguistic diversity-related issues in Australian courts and tribunals, for consideration by the Council of Chief Justices;
(c) develop practical tools addressing cultural and linguistic diversity-related issues that can be adopted by Australian courts and tribunals;
(d) engage in two-way communication with the Cultural Diversity Justice Network regarding implementation of initiatives to improve access to justice for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and migrant and refugee communities;
(e) advocate to Australian Governments for greater funding and resources for courts and tribunals in relation to cultural and linguistic diversity-related issues; and
(f) consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and multicultural communities.