Queensland Law Society

You’re invited to provide feedback – legal policy reform

Practitioners are invited to provide feedback as QLS policy committees prepare the following submissions.

Justice Legislation (Links to Terrorist Activity) Amendment Bill 2018
On 13 November 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath, introduced the Justice Legislation (Links to Terrorist Activity) Amendment Bill 2018.

According to the explanatory notes, the Bill amends the Bail Act 1980, the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 and the Youth Justice Act 1992 to give effect to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) commitment in Queensland.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 30 November 2018.

Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
On 15 November 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath, introduced the Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

The main objective of the Bill is to amend the Civil Liability Act 2003 in response to recommendations 91-94 of the ‘Redress and Civil Litigation Report’ of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It made recommendations for improving the capacity of the justice system to provide fair access and outcomes to the child sexual abuse survivors who intend to pursue a claim for civil damages for personal injury arising from the abuse.

Please provide your feedback before COB Monday 3 December 2018.

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
On 15 November 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. Yvette D’Ath, introduced the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 in Queensland Parliament. The objectives of the Bill, as stated in the explanatory notes, are to:

  • amend the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) to implement conclusions from the ‘Report on the Review of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009’ that aims to improve the operational efficiency of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal to better achieve the objects of the QCAT Act
  • amend the QCAT Act, Fair Trading Act 1989 and Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 to implement the Government’s commitment to improve fairness and provide greater rights for Queenslanders who are buying a vehicle and address recommendation 7 of the report ‘Lemon Laws – An inquiry into consumer protections and remedies for buyers of new motor vehicles’, prepared by the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 4 January 2019.