Queensland Law Society

Legal policy reform – we want your input

Practitioners are invited to provide their opinions and feedback as Queensland Law Society policy committees prepare submissions on:

  • The Australian Human Rights Commission are requesting feedback in relation to protecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions. The consultation paper is here, and feedback is requested to the Legal Policy team by COB Monday 20 August 2018.
  • OPCAT (Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture) in Australia: Consultation Paper: Stage 2. In this second stage of consultation with civil society, the commission invites comments on the proposals set out in the Interim Report, as well as a further set of questions regarding how OPCAT should be implemented in Australia. The two stages of the commission’s consultation are intended to be complementary. Feedback is requested to the Legal Policy team by COB Friday 24 August 2018.
  • The Attorney-General’s Department is requesting feedback on the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services. The review of the NPA will assess the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of the NPA as a mechanism for achieving its objectives and outcomes within available resources, and identify best practice and opportunities for improvement. Feedback is requested to the Legal Policy team by COB Friday 31 August 2018.