Queensland Law Society

Advocacy

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Advocacy services are among the most important QLS offers to the legal profession and the community.

We have a successful track record of effecting change by bringing members’ opinions to the attention of government, the judiciary and the public through the work of our policy committees. 

Our policy committees are the engine rooms for the Society's policy and advocacy to government. Members from various areas of the legal profession generously contribute their valuable expertise to give advise to the QLS Council on law reform issues and prepare submissions advocating for good law in Queensland.

More information on the Society's working group activities are available at:

Submissions

Year

10 Dec 2010 Fair Trading and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
07 Dec 2010 Changes to Federal Magistrates Court Rules
03 Dec 2010 National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2010
02 Dec 2010 Franchising
29 Nov 2010 Franchising in Queensland
22 Nov 2010 Funding Arrangements for Not-For-Profit Community Organisations
22 Nov 2010 Civil Proceedings Bill
18 Nov 2010 QLS Endorsement of Updated REIQ Standard Form Contracts
16 Nov 2010 AHRC Consultation: Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Sex and-or Gender Identity
16 Nov 2010 Standard Minimum Jail Terms
12 Nov 2010 Structural Review of Institutional and Working Arrangements in Queensland's Workers' Compensation Scheme
08 Nov 2010 Franchising Bill (WA)
02 Nov 2010 Family Court of Australia - Judicial Appointment to Townsville Registry
26 Oct 2010 Millennium Development Goals
21 Oct 2010 Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) and the Fair Trading Bill 2010 [a]
21 Oct 2010 Criminal Justice Procedure in Queensland
21 Oct 2010 Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) and the Fair Trading Bill 2010 [b]
20 Oct 2010 Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (No. 2) 2010
18 Oct 2010 Inquiry into the Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010
15 Oct 2010 Information Paper - Forensic Disability Bill 2010
05 Oct 2010 Submission on Protecting Queensland's Strategic Cropping Land: A Policy Framework - August 2010
05 Oct 2010 Access to Vehicle Registration Information under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Vehicle Registration) Regulation 201
30 Sep 2010 Queensland Law Society Response to Queensland Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on Jury Selection
29 Sep 2010 BCIPA Discussion Paper
29 Sep 2010 Gabe Watson Case
23 Sep 2010 Lot Entitlements Under the Body Coporate and Community Management Act
20 Sep 2010 Imprisonment of 17 Year Olds in Queensland Adult Prisons
16 Sep 2010 Consultation - Splitting of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
15 Sep 2010 Building and Other Legislation Amendment (No 2) Bill 2010
14 Sep 2010 Interim Paper - Policy Aspects on Introduction of Single Character IDN TLDs
14 Sep 2010 Proposed Changes to Weapons Laws
08 Sep 2010 Amendments to the Legal Profession Act 2007 to Accomodate the Split of PAMDA
03 Sep 2010 Operational Roles in the National Electronic Conveyancing System
19 Aug 2010 Concerns in Relation to Treatment of the Legal Profession in Papua New Guinea
18 Aug 2010 ACIP Review - Post Grant Patent Enforcement Strategies - Final Report 2010 Call for Simpler Patent Enforcement Strategies
13 Aug 2010 Queensland Corrective Services Strategy to Combat Taxation Fraud
10 Aug 2010 Penalties and Sentences (Sentencing Advisory Council) Amendment Bill 2010
06 Aug 2010 Commencement of PAMDA Amendments for Residential Property Sale Contracts
05 Aug 2010 Access and Compensation Agreements under the Geothermal Energy Bill 2010
30 Jul 2010 Productivity Commission Inquiry into Aged Care
27 Jul 2010 Development of National Standards for Out of Home Care
12 Jul 2010 NECO Advocacy for Conveyancer Practice in Queensland
08 Jul 2010 Proposed Queensland Neighbourhood Tree and Dividing Fences Legislation
07 Jul 2010 Inquiry into Judge Alone Trials under Section 132 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986
05 Jul 2010 Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 - Supplementary Submission
02 Jul 2010 Human Rights Bill 2010
01 Jul 2010 Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
01 Jul 2010 Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010
28 Jun 2010 QLS-OSR April 2010 Meeting Follow Up Submission
25 Jun 2010 Family Violence: Improving Legal Frameworks Consultation Paper
24 Jun 2010 REIQ House and Land Contract Version 7 and REIQ Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Contract Version 3 (3)
15 Jun 2010 REIQ House and Land Contract Version 7 and REIQ Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Contract Version 3 (2)
11 Jun 2010 Queensland Statutory Valuation Reform Options Review - Objections Processes
07 Jun 2010 Review of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989
04 Jun 2010 REIQ House and Land Contract Version 7 and REIQ Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Contract Version 3
04 Jun 2010 Representation Rights and Access to Land under the Geothermal Energy Bill 2010
03 Jun 2010 Legal Representation in QCAT
01 Jun 2010 Availability of Information at IP Australia Lodgement Centres
31 May 2010 Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
28 May 2010 Drink Driving in Queensland Discussion Paper
26 May 2010 Worker's Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 and Retrospective Amendments to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995
20 May 2010 The Requirement of Solicitors to Execute Indemnities in Order to Obtain Share Registry Information
12 May 2010 Definition of 'Lobbyists' under the Integrity Act 2009 and Australian Legal Practitioners
11 May 2010 NECO Advocacy for Conveyancer Pracitce in Queensland (Submission to the Attorney-General)
11 May 2010 NECO Advocacy for Conveyancer Practice in Queensland (Submission to the Law Council of Australia)
07 May 2010 Valuations Reform Consultancy - QLS Submission
04 May 2010 Proposed New Lot Entitlements System under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
30 Apr 2010 Requirement for Self Assessment Attestation in OSR Connect
29 Apr 2010 Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 - Part 3 Amendment of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
19 Apr 2010 National Consumer Credit Protection Regulations 2010 and Exemptions for Lawyers
19 Apr 2010 The Requirement of Solicitors to Sign Indemnities in Order to Obtain Share Registry Information
16 Apr 2010 Senate Inquiry into the Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010
16 Apr 2010 Consultation - National Unfair Contract Terms Guide
16 Apr 2010 Funding and Management of Legal Assistance Services
15 Apr 2010 Review of the Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 and Model Rules
14 Apr 2010 Legal Assistance Sector Funding (Submission to the Federal Treasurer)
14 Apr 2010 Legal Assistance Sector Funding (Submission to the Prime Minister)
06 Apr 2010 National Electronic Conveyancing System - Queensland Law Society View
30 Mar 2010 Memorandum of Understanding between Queensland Law Society and the Tokyo Daini Bar Association (2)
24 Mar 2010 QLS Worker's Compensation Thresholds Submission 2010
19 Mar 2010 Court Supression and Non Publication Orders Bill 2009
04 Mar 2010 Review of the Incarceration of 17 Year Old Criminal Offenders in Adult Correctional Facilities (2)
03 Mar 2010 Swimming Pool Safety Review
24 Feb 2010 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2010
17 Feb 2010 Valuation of Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Submission to the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade)
17 Feb 2010 Valuation of Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Submission to the Scrutiny of Legislation Committee)
17 Feb 2010 Valuation of Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
16 Feb 2010 Memorandum of Understanding between Queensland Law Society and the Tokyo Daini Bar Association
15 Feb 2010 Guidelines for NGO's Working with Trafficked People
11 Feb 2010 Surrogacy Laws
11 Feb 2010 Review of the Incarceration of 17 Year Old Criminal Offenders in Adult Correctional Facilities
05 Feb 2010 Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill
05 Feb 2010 Abolition of Cairns Family Court Registrar Position
31 Jan 2010 Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill 2009
22 Jan 2010 Federal Court Review of Prescribed Costs in the Federal Court
15 Jan 2010 Reform of the Uniform Commercia Arbitration Acts