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

18 Dec 2012 Supreme Court Requirements for Affidavit Exhibits of Original Wills and Codocils
18 Dec 2012 Queensland's Workers Compensation System
14 Dec 2012 Report of the Land Access Review Panel - Supplementary Submission
05 Dec 2012 Proposed Amendments to the Land Sales Act 1984
30 Nov 2012 Classification of Computer Games and Images and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
26 Nov 2012 Operation of Queensland's Workers' Compensation Scheme - Supplementary
22 Nov 2012 Management of Court Orders
22 Nov 2012 Service of Subpoenas
19 Nov 2012 Powers of Attorney Act 1998 (QLD)
19 Nov 2012 Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42)
08 Nov 2012 Weapons and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
08 Nov 2012 Youth Justice (Boot Camp Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 - 8
30 Oct 2012 Convention Providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will (UNIDROIT)
22 Oct 2012 Justices of the Peace and QCAT
22 Oct 2012 Settlement of Electronic Conveyancing Transactions
19 Oct 2012 Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
19 Oct 2012 Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry
19 Oct 2012 Inquiry into the Operation of Queensland's Workers Compensation Scheme
12 Oct 2012 Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
04 Oct 2012 Group Proceedings in Queensland
02 Oct 2012 Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
24 Sep 2012 Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
24 Sep 2012 The Right to Remain Silent in NSW
24 Sep 2012 Follow Up Items from Meeting with the Attorney-General
21 Sep 2012 Review of the Retirement Villages Act 1999
18 Sep 2012 Review of National Competency Standards
13 Sep 2012 Queensland State Reporting Bureau Cuts
07 Sep 2012 Proposed changes to address statutory and contractual obligations affected by a declared disaster
07 Sep 2012 Proposed Changes to Address Statutory and Contractual Obligations
04 Sep 2012 Electronic Conveyancing National Law
03 Sep 2012 Operation of Queensland's Workers' Compensation Scheme
29 Aug 2012 Ownership of Documents Delivered by the Prosecution to an Accused Person or an Accused Person's Lawyer
23 Aug 2012 Service of Subpoenae - Health
23 Aug 2012 Service of Subpoenae - Education, Training and the Arts
23 Aug 2012 Withdrawal of OSR Counter Services
23 Aug 2012 Query Regarding the Copyright and Digital Economy Issues Paper
16 Aug 2012 Appointment of a Full-Time Adult Guardian & Public Advocate
13 Aug 2012 Public Naming of Child Offenders and Use of the Terms 'Abscond' and 'Self-Place' in Commission in Documents
10 Aug 2012 Review of the First Tranche of Moynihan Reforms
06 Aug 2012 Public Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
01 Aug 2012 Report of the Land Access Review Panel
27 Jul 2012 Public Naming of Child Offenders
24 Jul 2012 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012
23 Jul 2012 Pro Bono and Cost Recovery
23 Jul 2012 Approval Process for Interstate Temporary Multiple Use Travel Permits - Employment Purposes
23 Jul 2012 Pre-Conference Counselling for Sexual Offences
17 Jul 2012 Penalties and Sentences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
12 Jul 2012 Follow Up from Meeting on 2 July 2012 with Queensland Law Society
12 Jul 2012 Franchising Code Review 2013
09 Jul 2012 Water Allocations
06 Jul 2012 Concern over Threats to the Life of Ms Asma Jahangir
05 Jul 2012 Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 (Cth)
05 Jul 2012 Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 (Cth)
04 Jul 2012 North Stradbroke Island Bill 2011
02 Jul 2012 Contract Law Reform - Draft Submission
28 Jun 2012 Criminal Law (Two Strike Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill 2012
25 Jun 2012 Criminal Law (False Evidence Before Parliament) Amendment Bill 2012
25 Jun 2012 Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012
25 Jun 2012 Guidelines No Win No Fee Costs Agreements Information for Consumers
22 Jun 2012 NSI Protection and Sustainability Bill 2011
19 Jun 2012 Use of Police Call Outs within Residential Care
18 Jun 2012 Continuing Focus on the Decriminalisation of Children in Care Issue
18 Jun 2012 List of Issues Prior to Reporting - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Review
13 Jun 2012 Proposed Minimum Penalties for Gun Crime and Unexplained Criminal Wealth Legislation
05 Jun 2012 Retail Leases Act Review - Further Submissions
31 May 2012 Witnessing of Titles Office Forms in New Zealand
31 May 2012 Delays in Tree Application Searches
31 May 2012 Inquiry into the Detention of Indonesian Minors in Australia
30 May 2012 Mandatory Suspension of Driver Licenses - State Penalties Enforcement Registry Review
30 May 2012 Retirement Village Working Group and QLRC Recommendations on Guardianship Laws
30 May 2012 QCAT and Justice of the Peace
24 May 2012 ARNECC Consultation on Model National Law and Participation Agreement
24 May 2012 ARNECC Consultation on Model National Law and Participation Agreement
18 May 2012 Planning Law Reform 1
18 May 2012 Planning Law Reform
16 May 2012 Director's Liability in the Heavy Vehicles National Law
11 May 2012 Government Funding for Sisters Inside
11 May 2012 Further Feedback on the Domestic Violence Protocol - Needs of Children and Young People
09 May 2012 Management Rights in Community Titles Schemes
04 May 2012 Passive Alert Drug Detection of Legal Practitioners in Queenslands Correctional Facilities
04 May 2012 Child Protection Legislation Inquiry - Queensland Law Society Exclusion from April 2012 Stakeholder Meeting
04 May 2012 Imprisonment for Failure to Pay Fines
04 May 2012 Itemised Bills - A Regulatory Guide 1 - 2011 As Revised
02 May 2012 Concern About Police Response During Bersih 3.0 Rally
30 Apr 2012 Retail Shop Leases Act Review - Further Submissions
30 Apr 2012 Proposal to Increase Penalities for Unregistered Firearms
30 Apr 2012 QLS Issues for the Department of Police and Community Safety 2
27 Apr 2012 Billing Practices - A Regulatory Guide 3-2012
27 Apr 2012 Draft Terms of Reference for the ALRC Reference on Copyright
18 Apr 2012 Mandatory Drivers Licence Disqualifications Required by s 78(3) of the Transport Operations (Road Use) Management Act 1995
17 Apr 2012 QLS Issues for Treasury
12 Apr 2012 QLS Issues for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
12 Apr 2012 QLS Issues for the Department of Police and Community Safety
12 Apr 2012 QLS Issues for the Department of Justice and Attorney General - Criminal Matters
12 Apr 2012 QLS Issues for the Department of Justice and Attorney General - Civil Matters
11 Apr 2012 Work of the Nepal Bar Association in the Constitution-Making Process
11 Apr 2012 Feedback on the Domestic Violence Protocol
11 Apr 2012 Proposal to Increase Penalties for Evading Police Officers
05 Apr 2012 Management of Dangerous and Potentially Dangerous Dogs in Queensland
02 Apr 2012 Parliamentary Portfolio Committees 2
30 Mar 2012 Assessment of Costs
27 Mar 2012 Parliamentary Portfolio Committees 1
22 Mar 2012 Consolidation of Anti-Discrimination Laws Oustanding Issues
22 Mar 2012 Optional Protocol to Convention Against Torture
20 Mar 2012 Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
15 Mar 2012 National Electronic Conveyancing: Certificate of Title Solutions
15 Mar 2012 Review of the Integrity Act 2009
14 Mar 2012 Parole Board Communications with Legal Practitioners
14 Mar 2012 Personal Injury Claims - Compensation Estimate Services
09 Mar 2012 Closure of ASX in Brisbane
08 Mar 2012 Reform of Residential Conveyancing
05 Mar 2012 Criminal Justice Procedural Reform: An Information Paper for Criminal Justice Stakeholders and the Community
05 Mar 2012 Franchise Agreements Bill 2011
01 Mar 2012 Gift Cards in the Australian Market
01 Mar 2012 Registration of Transfers of Exploration Permits and Authorities to Prospect
23 Feb 2012 Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalities) Bill 2012
23 Feb 2012 Revocation of Lawyers Practising Certificates
17 Feb 2012 Draft National Human Rights Action Plan
17 Feb 2012 Charter of the Commonwealth
17 Feb 2012 Unfair Terms in Insurance Contracts
16 Feb 2012 Client Advocates and Legal Assistors in QCAT
13 Feb 2012 Retail Shop Leases Act Review
03 Feb 2012 Seniors Logging on for Latest Information Needs
02 Feb 2012 Closure of ASX Brisbane Office
01 Feb 2012 Inquiry into Commonwealth Unexplained Wealth Legislation and Arrangements
01 Feb 2012 Decriminalisation of Children and Young People in Queensland Residential Care Facilities
27 Jan 2012 Corporations Amendment Regulations - Funded Class Action
27 Jan 2012 The Application of the Australian Consumer Law to Lawyers Regulatory Guide 2-2011
27 Jan 2012 Queensland State Election 2012 - Legal Profession Issues 6
27 Jan 2012 Queensland State Election 2012 - Legal Profession Issues 5
27 Jan 2012 Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011
25 Jan 2012 Cost Assessments in QCAT
20 Jan 2012 Law Reform Amendment Bill 2011
18 Jan 2012 Access to the Positive Behaviour Support Policy
13 Jan 2012 IP Australia Fee Review - Consultation Paper
13 Jan 2012 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-Like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012