Perhaps Humanism is well described by a collection of HSV submissions to public authorities over several decades. (The individual submissions that are highlighted in blue, may be viewed by clicking on the title.)

                                         Subject or title
ABC (Independence and Integrity of) to Prime Minister and Cabinet 1999
ABC and SBS: Future Roles to Australia. Dept of Broadband, Communication Digital Economy 2009
ABC Board Appointments to Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications 2001.05
ABC Review to B. Mansfield Inquiry 1996
Aboriginal Justice Agreement to Victorian Dept of Justice 2004
Aboriginal Reconciliation to PM & Minister for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs 1997.05
Abortion Law Reform (Decriminalisation  of) to Victorian Attorney General, & MPs, 2007.1
Abortion Law Reform to Victorian Law Reform Commission 2007.11
Access Card (1) to Australian Dept of Human Services 2007.04
Access Card (2) to Australian Dept of Human Services 2007.07
Administration of Aboriginal Affairs to Senate Select Committee Admin. of Indigenous Affairs 2004.04
Aged Care to Australian Law Reform Commission 1994.06
Aging issues to Australian H of Reps, Standing Committee on Aging 2002.06
Alcohol and Other Drugs of Dependence to Australian Dept of Health 1993.1
All Male Jury to Australian Attorney-General 1990.01
ASIO Powers Bill z Australian Legal and Constitutional Senate Committee 2003.4
Asylum Seekers Detention Inquiry to Senate Joint Select Committee 2011
Asylum Seekers Policy to Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Prime Minister 2011
Asylum Seekers to Australian PM and Minister for Immigration 2000.1
ATSI – First People In Australian Constitution, Inclusion of. to Prime Minister 2011
ATSI Constitutional Recognition of ATSI to Appointed Panel, Canberra. 2011
ATSI inclusion in Constitution Letter to Prime Minister 2010
ATSIC Amendment Bill to Australian Senate Select Committee on Indigenous Affairs 2005.03
Bail Act, 1977: a review, to Law REform Commission Victoria 1991
Blasphemy, Law of. to [Australia]Attorney General, Minister for Justicephemy 1990.06
Brennan hall of Science to Director, Heritage Victoria. 2011
Bullying in Australia to Prime Minister, Julia Gillard MP 2011
Census 2001 (from Council of Australian Humanist Societies) to [Australian Bureau of Statistics] 1998
Census for 2006 To Australian Bureau of Statistics 2003.07
Census for 2011 – Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008.01
Chaplains in State SchoolsTo Australian Dept Education, Science and Training 2006.1
Chaplains in State Schools to Fed Minister for Education 2011
Charities, etc, Definition of. to Australia,  Dept of the Treasury 2001
Charity, Definition of a. to Australia.  Dept of the Treasury, Board of Taxation 2003
Human Rights Charter for Victoria feedback and comment From Dept Justice, Victoria 2006.01
Child Abuse, Joint ACOSS Letter: Inaction on Child Abuse to Minister for  Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2007
Children and Young People, Commissioner for, to Senate Legal & Constitutinal C’ttee 2011
Civil Celebrants’ Program, The.  to Australia. Attorney General 1994
Civil Union and Relationship Bill (NZ)  to New Zealand. Justice and Electoral Committee Secretariat 2004
Cloning and Stem Cell Research to Australia. Senate, Community Affairs Legislative Committee 2002
Cluster Bombs to The Prime Minister 2007
Commercial-in-Confidence” to Australia. Attorney General, Government and shadow ministers 2004
Community Affairs 1988
Community Organisations to Victoria. Dept of Communities 2007
Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2008
Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009
Community Violence to Victoria, Inquiry.. Social Development Committee, 1988
Conscientious Objection 1983
Constitution Reform to Commonwealth Commission 1987
Constitution Reform. (S57 of the Constitution), Senate. to Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet 2004
Constitutional Convention (Republic) to  Office of  the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1997
Consultative Committee (NBCC) 1989
Contempt of Court to Law Reform Commission of Victoria (LRCV) 1984
Corporal Punishment of Children to LRCV 2005
Criminal Records (Spent convictions) to Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) 1986
Death caused by Dangerous Driving to LRCV 1991
Discrimination (Anti) Exemptions to Victorian Attorney General 2009.03
Discrimination (Anti) Exemptionsto Vic.Attorney?Genera.,Hon Robert ClarkNP 2011
Discrimination (Anti) law changes to Chairman Vic Equal Opportunity Commission 2011
Domestic Violence to Premier’s Department 1986
Drugs, Crime and Society to Australia, Parliamentary Joint Committee on the 1988
Dying With Dignity Conscience Vote to ten Victorian Senators 2011
Dying with Dignity, Options. 1986
Dying With Dignity, Options. to Victorian Parliamentary Enquiry into 1986
Education – Equity in Access to. to Australia. Minister for Education, Science and Training 2006
Education – Ethical Behaviour to ACARA 2011
Education Act (Victoria) review [LA: broken link] 2005
Education and Training, Committee. 1988
Education Funding and Equity of Access, Tertiary. to Australia. Minister for Education, Science and Training 2003
Education in Victoria to Federal & State Ministers of Education 2010
Education in Victoria to Victoria to Federal and State Ministers of Education 2010
Education of Gifted & Talented Children to Vic. Education & Training Committee 2011
Education of Gifted and Talented Children to  Australia. Senate Standing on Education, etc 1985
Education Review, Higher. to [Australia]. Dept of Education, Science and Training 2002
Education Revolution to Australia. Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2008
Education, Adult and Community. to Australia. Senate Committee on Education and Training 1996
Education, Report on Priorities in Higher. to Australia. Parliamentary Standing Committee 1990
Education, Social. to Victoria. Education Dept. 1986
Education,Priorities for Reform in Higher. to Australia. Senate Standing 1988
Embryo Experimentation “Post Syngamy” to Standing Review and Advisory Committee on Infertility 1989
Enduring Powers of Attorney, to LCRV 1990
Equal Opportunity Act – Review (2nd  Paper)  to LCRV 1990
Equal Opportunity Act, Review (Paper no 17). to LRCV 1989
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace to Australian Office for Women 2009
Equality Before the Law to ALRC 1993
Essential Services to Victoria. Services, Markets and Regulation Strategy 2000
Ethical Guidelines on Assisted Reproductive Technology to Nat Health & Research Council 2001
Ethics in Organ Tissue Donation after Death to As above 2006
Euthanasia Law Reform Bill, 2008 to Australia. Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee 2008
Euthanasia Laws Bill, 1996 to Australia. Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 1996
Evidence Reform (Unsworn Statements) to LRCV 1986
Federal Bill of Rights to Australia. Attorney General 2008
Female Genital Mutilation to Family Law Council 1994
Firearms Act, Review of. to Firearms Consultative Committee 1993
Firearms restriction to Premier of Victoria 1991
Freedom of religion and Belief to  Australia. Human Rights Sub-Committee 1999
Full Employment, Restore. to Dept. of Prime Minister and the Cabinet 1994
Gaming, Responsible. to Victoria. Dept of Treasury and Finance, Gaming Policy Unit 2000
Gender Issues and the Judiciary to Australia. Senate Standing Committee on 1993
Gene Technology Ethics to Australia  Gene Technology Ethics Committee 2005
Gene Technology, Ethical Principles in. to Australia. Gene Technology Ethics Committee 2006
Genocide in Darfur to The Prime Minister 2006
Global Warming and Climate Change to Australia. Minister for the Environment 2007
Green Spot Scheme: Interim Report toVictoria. Ministry for Planning and Environment 1989
Growing Rich/Poor Divid, The.e to Australia. Senate Community Affairs Legislative Committee 2003
Guide Biotechnology (2), Ethical Principles to.  to Victoria. Dept of Human Services 2005
Guide Biotechnology, Ethical Principles to, (1) to Victoria. Dept of Human Services 2005
Health Education to Victoria, Promotion. Health Dept 1985
Health Issues to Victoria. Minister for Health 1987
Health Privacy Code, National. to Australia. Health Ministers’ Council 2003
Health Records Bill to Victoria. Dept of Human Services, Information 2000
Health Research Guidelines, Aboriginal. to National Health and Medical Research Council 2002
Homeless Youth, 1996. to Prime Minister 1996
Homicide to LRCV 1988
Homosexual Laws Tasmania’s Anti To Attorney General 1994.08
Housing in Victoria, Public. to Victoria. Family and Community Development Committee 2010
Housing, Affordable Social. to Australia. Minister for Families, Housing, 2009
Human Cloning, Inquiry. to Australia. H of Reps Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 1999
Human Embryo Experimentation Bill, The, 1985 to  Australia. Tate Senate Standing Committee 1986
Human Research, Ethical Conduct in. to NHMRC 2006
Human Rights Bill, Rejection of, to PM 2010.2A
Human Rights Charter (Vic) Review to Vic Scrutiny of Acts & Regulations C’te€ 2011
Human Rights Charter in Victoria to Victoria. Dept of Justice. Human Rights Consultative Committee 2005
Human Rights Commission Bill, 2003 to As above 2003
Human Rights Consultation, National. to Australia. Attorney General 2009
Human Rights for Victoria to Victoria. Legal and Constitutional Committee 1986
Human Subjects, Research on, (2) to Australian Health Ethics Committee 1998
Human Subjects, Research. to Australian Health and Ethics Committee 1996
Humanitarian Program 2003/04 to Australia. Dept of Immigration [and Multicultural Affairs] 2003
Humanitarian Program 2006-07 (Migrant quotas/sources) to Australia. Dept of Immigration, Multiculturalism and Aboriginal Affairs 2006
Humanitarian Program Policy, 2005-06. to Australia. Dept of Immigration, 2005
Humanitarian Program to Australia, 2004-2005. Dept of Immigration, Multi-cultural and Indigenous Affairs 2004
Humanitarian Program, 2007-08.  to Dept of Immigration, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Affairs 2007
Humans, Ethics in Research on. to LRCV 2005
Illicit Drug Use in Victoria to Drug Advisory Council 1995
Immigration Policies 1987
Immigration Policy to Australia. Committee to Advise on Australia’s 1987
Indigenous People – a New Partnership to [Australia] Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 1993
Infertility Counselling to NBCC 1990
Informed Consent to Medical Treatment to LRCV, ALRC, NSWLC 1988
Intoxication and Criminal Responsibility to LRCV 1984
IVF Fertilisation and Embryo Transfer Guidelines to National Health and Medical Research Council 1994
IVF, to The Waller Committee 1984
IViolence to Australia, Inquiry. National Committee [Commission] on Violence 1989
Judicial Officers Appointment in Victoria to Dept of Justic 2011
Law Reform Commission to Australia. H of Reps Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 1993
Legal and Constitutional Affairs 1993
Legal Practice, Restrictions on. to LRCV 1991
Legal Profession, Accountability of the. to LRCV 1991
Living organ/Tissue Donations, Ethics in. to NHMRC 2006
Mandatory Jailing, Northern Territory. to  N.T . Office of the Chief Minister 2000
Media, Rights and Obligations of. To ??] 1993
Media’s Code of Ethics to  Ethics Review Committee of the Media Entertainment and Arts Associations 1994
Medical Assistance to the Dying to Australia. Minister for Human Services and Health 1994
Medicare, Changes to. to Australia .Senate Select Committee on Medicare 2003
MedicarePlus Proposals to Australia. Senate Select Committee on Medicare 2003
Mental Illness and Firearms Misuse to NSW Ministry of Police and Emergency Services 1994
Mental Illness, National Inquiry Concerning the Human Rights of People. to Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 1990
Merit Pay, Ethics of. for Teachers to Australia. Minister of Education 2007
Migration and Humanitarian Programs to Australia. Dept of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 2002
Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2005
Multicultural Council – Roles and Priorities to Dept of the Prime Minister 1987
Multicultural Education to  Nacome and Australia. [Dept of Education] 1985
Multiculturalism and the Law to  ALRC 1990
Multiculturalism: Criminal Law to ALRC 1991
Multiculturalism: Family Law to ALRC 1991
National Crime Authority 1988
Native Title (Wik) to Australia. Joint Committee on Native Title 1997
NSW Bill of Rights to NSW. Legislative Council, Committee on Law and Justice 2000
Oaths and Affirmation in Court to Victoria. Parliament 2002
Organ Donation in Victoria to Legal & Social Issues Committee 2011
Organ Donation, Revision of Ethical issues in. to National Health and Medical Research Council 2002
Organ Retrieval and Donation to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council 1996.06
Patentable – What Should be Patentable to Australia. Advisory Council on Intellectual Property 2008
Patentable Matter: options to Australia. Advisory Council on Intellectual Property 2009
Prayers in Parliament to the Speaker, Victoria. House of Assembly 1982
Privacy Guidelines, National. to Australia. Privacy Commissioner 2001
Privacy Steering Committee 2000
Prostitution to Victorian Government, Inquiry into 1985
Racial and Religious Tolerance Legislation to Victoria.  Dept of the Premier and Cabinet, Dept of Multicultural Affairs 2001
Racism to Prime Minister, Victoria. Premier, Attorneys General 2010
Radio and Television Broadcasts to Australian Broadcasting Authority 1993
Radio Australia, Funding for. to Chairman, ABC Board 2002
Reconciliation, Declaration and Strategies for. to Prime Minister, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation 1999
Religion in Census to Australian Bureau of Statistics 1985
Religion in the 21st Century, Freedom of  to NSW. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2009
Religion, Census on, 1996. to Australian Bureau of Statistics 1993
Religion, Diversity and Social Cohesion to Australian Multicultural Foundation 2002
Religious Education – Public statement opposes Russell Report 1974
Religious Education (Letter of detailed criticism) to Minister for Education 1974
Religious Education Submission to (Russell) Committee on RE in State Schools 1973
Religious Instruction Position Paper November 1998, revised March 2000 2000
Religious Instruction (Special) Letter to Victorian School Councils 2011
Religious Education teacher dismissal protest [LA: broken link] 1990
Reproductive (Assisted) Technology to Australian Health Ethics Ctee (NM&MR Council) 1996.6
Reproductive Technology: records & information to National Bioethics 1989
Research Directions for Australia’s Future to Australian Science and Technology Council 1991
Research Subjects High Priority to Australian Science and Technology Council 1993.02
Retired Persons, Community Involvement. to  [Australia] Standing Committee 1988
Right to Believe to Human Rights Commissioner 1997
RU486 E-mailed to [Federal] MPs prior to conscience vote 2006
RU486, Availability of. to Australia. Minister for Health and Aged Care 2000
RU486, Trials. to Australia. Minister for Human Services and Health 1994
Safe Injecting Facilities to Victoria. Dept of Human Services 2000
Same sex Couples Rights to The Prime Minister 2003
Same?Sex Marriage to Prime Minister Julia Gillard MP 2011
School Funding to Fed. Dept. fo Education 2011
School Funding, Corporate. to Victoria. Minister for Education and Training 2009
Schools of the Future in Victoria to Victoria.  Minister for Schools Vocational Education and Training 1995
Security Legislation Amendments to As above 2009
Sentencing in Victoria 2011
Sentencing to Attorney?General on-line Hon R Clark MP 2011
Sexual Offences Against Children to LRCV 1988
Social Responsibilities of Commonwealth Statutory Authorities and Government Business Enterprisesto Australia. Joint Parliamentary Committee of  Public Accounts 1989
Stem Cell Research to Australia. Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee 2006
Stem Cell Research, Ethics in. to Victoria. Dept of Human Services 2003
Stolen Generation, The. to Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee 2000
Suicide in Australia, Inquiry into. to Australia.  Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee 2009
Suicide Prevention to Victorian Suicide Prevention Task Force 1997
Surrogacy 2.  Implementation to NBCC 1990
Surrogacy to NBCC 1989
Terrorism (Anti) Bill 2005 to Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee 2005.1
Tertiary Education to Australia, Studies. [Dept of Education] 1985
The Cost of Justice to LRCV 1990
Unemployed – Income Support to Australia. Minister for Social Security 1988
Victims of Crime to Victoria. Legal and Constitutional Committee 1986
Violence – Sentencing to Victorian Community Council Against Violence 1996
Violence Against Women and Children to Australia. Dept of Families, 2008
Violence on Television to Australian Broadcasting Tribunal 1989
Violence Portrayal of to the Department of Communications and the Arts 1996.03
Violence, Inquiry into Public. to Victorian Community Council Against Violence 1990
Voluntary Euthanasia and Abortion to Australia. Minister for Health and Family Services 1996
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill to South Australia. Select Committee on Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 1997
Voluntary Euthanasia, Medical Assistance in. to Dr D Weedon, Pres AMA 1995
Waste Minimisation and Recycling Strategy, National. to Australia.  Minister for the Environment 1991
Welfare Reform Review to Australia. Dept of Family and Community Services 1999
Welfare Reform, Interim Report on. to Reference Group on Welfare Reform 2000
Workforce of the Future to  Australia. H. of Reps. Standing Committee on Long term Strategies 1995
Workplace of the Future  to Australia. H. of Reps Standing Committee on Long Term Strategies, Inquiry 1993
World Population Conference, Cairo to  Australia Minister for Human Services and Health, Senator Nick Bolkus, Gordon Bilney 1995
Xenotransplantation, Ethical Aspects of. to Health and Ethics Section, NHMRC 2004
Youth Homelessness to  Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1998
Youth Strategy to Victoria.  Dept of Education, Employment and Training 2001
Youth Homelessness to  Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1998.00
Youth Strategy to Victoria.  Dept of Education, Employment and Training 2001.00

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