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

23 Dec 2011 Criminal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
23 Dec 2011 Judicial Reasoning of Federal Magistrates Court at Brisbane
22 Dec 2011 Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning for the Legal Profession
22 Dec 2011 Closure of ASX's Brisbane Listings Office
16 Dec 2011 QLS Qld State Election 2012 Debate 1
16 Dec 2011 QLS QLD State Election 2012 Debate 2
16 Dec 2011 Environment Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
15 Dec 2011 Review of Queensland's Guardianship Laws
15 Dec 2011 Advance Health Directives - A Review of Queensland's Guardianship Laws
14 Dec 2011 Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011
13 Dec 2011 Constituional Corporations (Famr Gate to Plate) Bill 2011 Competition and Consumer Amendment (Horticultural Code of Conduct) Bill
09 Dec 2011 Sentencing of Child Sexual Offences in Queensland Issues Paper
09 Dec 2011 Queensland Government's Response to the Report by the Infrastructure Charges Taskforce - the Role of the Planning and Environment Court
07 Dec 2011 OSR Information Notice
06 Dec 2011 Consolidation of Anti-Discrimination Laws
06 Dec 2011 Possible Role of Pro Lawyers in the ADR Process
02 Dec 2011 Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
01 Dec 2011 Concern about Peaceful Assembly Bill
30 Nov 2011 Itemised Bills - A Regulatory Guide 1-2011
28 Nov 2011 Queensland State Election 2012 - Legal Profession Issues 4
28 Nov 2011 Queensland State Election 2012 - Legal Profession Issues 3
24 Nov 2011 Queensland State Election 2012 - Legal Profession Issues 2
24 Nov 2011 Queensland State Election 2012 - Legal Profession Issues 1
23 Nov 2011 Civil Partnerships Bill 2011 2
21 Nov 2011 Magellan Directions Orders
11 Nov 2011 Dangerous Dog Laws
10 Nov 2011 Review of Queensland Abortion Law
09 Nov 2011 Deterring People Smuggling Bill 2011
09 Nov 2011 Right to Information (Government-Related Entities) Amendment Bill 2011
09 Nov 2011 Searching for Tree Orders and Applications under the Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011
08 Nov 2011 Standard Non-Parole Periods
07 Nov 2011 Criminal Organisation Amendment Bill 2011
04 Nov 2011 Civil Partnerships Bill 2011
04 Nov 2011 Strategic Cropping Land Bill 2011
01 Nov 2011 One Funding System for Better Services Bill 2011
31 Oct 2011 Review of the Justice of the Peace Framework
25 Oct 2011 Identity Principles for Solicitors Applying for Certificates
20 Oct 2011 Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming (Two-Up) Amendment Bill 2011 and Criminal Code (Anzac Day Betting) Amendment Bill 2011
20 Oct 2011 Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2010 - Searching for Historical Encumbrances
18 Oct 2011 Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2011
17 Oct 2011 Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011 SA
15 Oct 2011 Queensland Retirement Villages Discussion Paper - Closure of RV Scheme
14 Oct 2011 Civil Proceedings Bill 2011
11 Oct 2011 Biometric Reporting for Low Level Risk Offenders
05 Oct 2011 Proposal for the Introduction of Dangerous Dog Laws in Queensland
05 Oct 2011 Recent Research on Child Sexual Offenders
04 Oct 2011 Legal Aid Queensland Surplus and Unmet Legal Needs - Further Consideration
30 Sep 2011 17 Year Olds in the Queensland Criminal Justice System
29 Sep 2011 Office of the Public Advocate
28 Sep 2011 Business Names (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2011
28 Sep 2011 Meeting with Sentencing Council
27 Sep 2011 Family Responsibilities Commission and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2011
20 Sep 2011 Discussion Paper on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
16 Sep 2011 Review of Crime and Misconduct Commission Act 2001
15 Sep 2011 Submission on the Business Names (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2011
15 Sep 2011 Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011 (SA) 2
14 Sep 2011 Terms of Reference on Sentencing for Child Sexual Offences
14 Sep 2011 Concerns with the Close of Numbinah Correctional Centre's Male Unit
14 Sep 2011 Response to the Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
14 Sep 2011 Cessation of Production of MAIC Paper Application Forms
12 Sep 2011 Mandatory Disclosure of Residential Building Energy, Greenhouse and Water Performance
08 Sep 2011 Terms of Reference in Sentencing of Offenders Convicted of Armed Robbery
07 Sep 2011 UCPR Bulletin - 2
06 Sep 2011 Public Trustee Unclaimed Monies Search
06 Sep 2011 Review of the Crime and Misconduct Commission Act
05 Sep 2011 Two Matters of Reform: Uniform Commercial Arbitration Act and Double Jeopardy
29 Aug 2011 Inquiry into Australian Malaysian Asylum Seeker Agreement
26 Aug 2011 Commencement of Remaining Provisions of the Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act
25 Aug 2011 Letter of Support in Relation to Bersih Rallies
19 Aug 2011 Decriminalisation of Children in Care
09 Aug 2011 Access to Legal Representation in Particular Queensland Correctional Centres
04 Aug 2011 Joint Select Committee on Australia's Immigration Detention Network
03 Aug 2011 Proposed Standard Franchise Agreement
29 Jul 2011 Inquiry into International Child Abduction to and from Australia
28 Jul 2011 Inclusion of 17 Year Old Young People in Queensland's Adult Criminal Justice System
25 Jul 2011 Success of the Planning and Environment Court
22 Jul 2011 Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council Consultation on Standard Non-Parole Periods
22 Jul 2011 Inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Business Names Registration Bill 2011 and Related Bills
21 Jul 2011 Justice Mediation Program
21 Jul 2011 Inquiry into Bills to Divide the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
15 Jul 2011 Consultation on Proposed Funding Legislation
15 Jul 2011 Mandatory Sentencing in NSW
12 Jul 2011 Draft Intellectual Property (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011
07 Jul 2011 Scrutiny of Bills Committee Inquiry
06 Jul 2011 Payment of Interpreters in Criminal Law Proceedings
05 Jul 2011 Submission on Greentape Reduction - Reforming Licensing under the Environmental Protection Act 1994
04 Jul 2011 UCPR Bulletin
01 Jul 2011 Rescission of QLS Legal Aid Work Guidelines
30 Jun 2011 Options Paper: Resolution of Small Business (Business-to-Business) Disputes
30 Jun 2011 Federal Court Rules
29 Jun 2011 Mandatory Sentencing - Letter to Campbell Newman
29 Jun 2011 Mandatory Sentencing - Letter to Paul Lucas
28 Jun 2011 Elder Abuse Issues Paper
22 Jun 2011 Submission about the Queensland Government's Response to the Report by the Infrastructure Charges Taskforce - The Role of the Planning and Environment Court
22 Jun 2011 Collaborations Between the Public and Private Sectors: The Role of Intellectual Property
21 Jun 2011 Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2011
09 Jun 2011 Draft Guidelines
07 Jun 2011 Draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Strategy
06 Jun 2011 Implementation of the Infrastructure Charges Taskforce Final Report
06 Jun 2011 Discussion Paper - National Electronic Conveyancing System: Operations Roles
03 Jun 2011 GITC Review
30 May 2011 Consultation on the Review of Australia's Implementation of the United Nations Convention Agsinst Corruption
30 May 2011 Children and Young People Issues
30 May 2011 Proposed Legislation - Mandatory Life Sentences for Persons Who Murder Police Officers in NSW
20 May 2011 Contact Centre Review
20 May 2011 Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011
19 May 2011 Access to Legal Representation in Queensland's Correctional Facilities
18 May 2011 Inquiry into Federal Judicial Review
18 May 2011 Weapons Amendment Bill 2011
16 May 2011 New Section 206 Disclosure Information
12 May 2011 New Federal Court Rules
05 May 2011 Commencement of Current Bills and Impacts on Conveyancing
05 May 2011 Franchising Bill 2010 (WA) - Supplementary Submission
29 Apr 2011 Fundamental Legislative Principles
29 Apr 2011 Productivity Commission - Disability Care and Support Inquiry Draft Report
14 Apr 2011 Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
11 Apr 2011 Treatment of Iranian Lawyers
06 Apr 2011 IP 36 - ALRC Issues Paper on Family Violence - Employment & Superannuation
05 Apr 2011 Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 201
01 Apr 2011 Independent Review of Queensland Police Complaints, Discipline and Misconduct System
30 Mar 2011 North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Bill 2011
30 Mar 2011 Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
30 Mar 2011 Retail Shop Leases Issues
25 Mar 2011 Proposed Client Identification Standard
24 Mar 2011 Introduction to the Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill 2010
24 Mar 2011 Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill 2010
24 Mar 2011 Mandatory Drivers Licence Disqualifications Required by Section 78(3) of the the Transport Operations (Road Use) Management Act 1995
24 Mar 2011 Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill
24 Mar 2011 Introduction of the Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill 2010
22 Mar 2011 DPSOA and Parole Issues - Follow Up from Meeting of 9 March 2011
22 Mar 2011 Northern Territory Parole Decisions
18 Mar 2011 Letter of Support to Tokyo Daini Bar Association
18 Mar 2011 Draft Rule of Law Principle
17 Mar 2011 Prohibited Behaviour Orders Act 2010 WA
14 Mar 2011 Review of the Operation of the Lobbying Provisions of the Integrity Act 2009
10 Mar 2011 Dangerous Prisoner and Sexual Offenders Act Regime and Parole Issues
03 Mar 2011 Ex Officio Indictments - Request for Clarification of Policy
28 Feb 2011 DNA Forensic Procedures - Further Independent Review of Part 1D of the Crimes Act 1914
28 Feb 2011 Queensland Sentencing Council
28 Feb 2011 Evaluation of the Queensland Murri Court: Final Report
25 Feb 2011 Exposure Draft of Amendments to the Acts Interpretation Act 1901
25 Feb 2011 Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
25 Feb 2011 Road Transport (Third Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2011 (ACT) (Letter to the Canberra Liberals )
25 Feb 2011 Road Transport (Third Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2011 (ACT) (Letter to the ACT Greens)
11 Feb 2011 Discovery in Federal Courts Consultation Paper
09 Feb 2011 Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Letter to Scrutiny of Legislation Committee)
09 Feb 2011 Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
09 Feb 2011 Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Letter to Shadow Minister for Fair Trading)
02 Feb 2011 Inquiry into the Franchising Bill 2010 - WA
31 Jan 2011 Review of the Land Sales Act 1984
27 Jan 2011 Franchising - Supplementary Inquiry
25 Jan 2011 Transition of Division 2B State Award Legal Sector Employers to Legal Services Award 2010
20 Jan 2011 Proposed Time of the Essence Settlement Moratorium for Flood Affected Residential Property Contracts
18 Jan 2011 Issues Facing Queensland Self-Assessors as a Result of the Queensland Floods
10 Jan 2011 DPSOA and Parole Issues