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 2013 Proposed Amendments to Admiralty Rules 1988 (Cth)
17 Dec 2013 Time delays with the Australian Business Registrar and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and authority to make changes
16 Dec 2013 Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review
10 Dec 2013 Terms of Reference for the Special Parliamentary Inquiry into Serious Crime
09 Dec 2013 Draft Queensland Digital Economy Strategy
06 Dec 2013 Access to legal representation in Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre
06 Dec 2013 Child Protection (Offender Reporting - Publication of Information) Amendment Bill 2013
06 Dec 2013 Grant agreements and the Social Services Reform Program
27 Nov 2013 Continuing involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria
20 Nov 2013 Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
20 Nov 2013 Supplementary submission: Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
15 Nov 2013 Review of the Designs System - Discussion Paper
14 Nov 2013 Inquiry into Cycling Issues
08 Nov 2013 Issues Paper 4 - Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out-of-Home Care
06 Nov 2013 Modernising Queensland's Resource Acts: Entry to Public Land, Access to Cross Land to Reach a Resource Permit, Notifiable Road Use
04 Nov 2013 Access to Justice Arrangements
31 Oct 2013 Business Names Register - Charities and Not-For-Profits
23 Oct 2013 Inquiry into the Legislative Arrangements Assuring the Queensland Auditor-General's Independence
18 Oct 2013 Immunity Policy Review
18 Oct 2013 2877 Privacy - Crossborder Disclosure - App 8.2(A) - Draft APP Guidelines
15 Oct 2013 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct Recommendations
14 Oct 2013 Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
26 Sep 2013 Cost Assessors - Indemnity and Privilege
26 Sep 2013 Cost Assessor - Indemnity and Privilege
20 Sep 2013 Darling Downs and Central Queensland Regional Plans
16 Sep 2013 A Review of the Trusts Act 1973
16 Sep 2013 AMA Queensland's Health Vision Policy Framework Consultation
13 Sep 2013 Education (Strengthening Discipline in State Schools) Amendment Bill 2013
13 Sep 2013 G20 (Safety and Security) Bill 2013
13 Sep 2013 Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013
09 Sep 2013 Strategic Cropping Land Framework Discussion Paper
05 Sep 2013 Review of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 - Supplementary
05 Sep 2013 Modernising Queensland's Resource Acts: Overlapping tenures (excluding coal and coal seam gas)
02 Sep 2013 The Queensland Plan - Queensland's Questions
27 Aug 2013 Proposal for voter identification laws in Queensland
23 Aug 2013 Legislation regarding prison terms for violent parties
23 Aug 2013 Modernising Queensland's Resource Acts: Native title considerations
23 Aug 2013 Mental Health Act 2000 Review - identifying areas for improvement
21 Aug 2013 Treatment of Lawyers in Turkey
21 Aug 2013 Child Protection Commission of Inquiry - Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection
20 Aug 2013 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Funding
16 Aug 2013 Review of the Regulation of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Services Act 2006 and the Guardianship and Administrative Act 2000
13 Aug 2013 Publication of Public Consultation Submissions on the Treasury Website
09 Aug 2013 Issues Paper: Access to Justice in the Criminal Justice System for People with Disability
09 Aug 2013 Legal Aid Queensland Consultation Paper: Improving Criminal Law Grants of Aid
09 Aug 2013 Continuing the Deinstitutionalisation of People with Disability in Queensland
05 Aug 2013 International Law on Asylum Seekers
31 Jul 2013 Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 79)
26 Jul 2013 Contractual issues concerning e-conveyancing
26 Jul 2013 Queensland Government Response to the Independent Commission of Audit Final Report
26 Jul 2013 Cross-border Disclosures of Personal Information
26 Jul 2013 Inquiry into Sexting by Senate Select Committee on Cyber Safety
25 Jul 2013 Proposed Local Law No. 17 (Maintenance of Works in Waterway Areas)
22 Jul 2013 Issues Paper 1 Released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
15 Jul 2013 Safe Work Australia Draft Model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying
10 Jul 2013 Review of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994
05 Jul 2013 Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
05 Jul 2013 Nature Conservation (Protective Plants) & Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 ("the Bill")
04 Jul 2013 Report of the Independent Advisory panel on the Review of the Crime and Misconduct Act 2001 and related matters
28 Jun 2013 Safer Streets Crime Action Plan - Youth Justice
27 Jun 2013 Industry Consultation: Review of Franchising Code of Conduct Recommendations
25 Jun 2013 Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) review of equal recognition before the law and legal capacity for people with disability - draft terms of reference
24 Jun 2013 Repository of Wills - Public Trustee
21 Jun 2013 Inquiry into Sexually Explicit Outdoor Advertising
19 Jun 2013 Law Council of Australia Justice Impact Assessment Policy Statement
19 Jun 2013 Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013
17 Jun 2013 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
12 Jun 2013 The future of information and communication technology in the Queensland government 2013-17
07 Jun 2013 Queensland fundraising legislation impacting on charities
31 May 2013 Proposed criminal justice system reforms discussed at QLS Symposium and NQLA Conference
28 May 2013 Fair Work Commission Procedures - seeking leave to appear
17 May 2013 Business Name Registration and Transfers
17 May 2013 QLRC Guardianship Review
16 May 2013 Closure of Kuranda Boot Camp
16 May 2013 Criminal Code (Looting in Declared Areas) Amendment Bill 2013
15 May 2013 Industrial Relations (Transparency and Accountability of Industrial Organisations) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2013
03 May 2013 Video Cameras in Private Conference Rooms
03 May 2013 Over-Representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in the Queensland Prison Population
24 Apr 2013 2014 Annual Information Statement Public Consultation Paper
22 Apr 2013 Draft Code of Best Practice for Engagement with the Not-for-Profit sector
22 Apr 2013 Aged Care Bills 2013
22 Apr 2013 Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013
19 Apr 2013 Queensland Rail Transit Authority Bil 2013
15 Apr 2013 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - draft Practice Guidelines
12 Apr 2013 Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Justices of the Peace) Amendment Bill 2013
11 Apr 2013 Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
04 Apr 2013 Background Paper - FSP Family Law Services
04 Apr 2013 The Future of Law Reporting
28 Mar 2013 Queensland Law Society: Workers' Compensation Scheme Inquiry
28 Mar 2013 Senate inquiry into the impact of Federal Court fee increase on access to justice
28 Mar 2013 Workers' Compensation Scheme Inquiry
23 Mar 2013 Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013 (CTH)
22 Mar 2013 Operation of Queensland's Workers' Compensation Scheme - Additional Submission
20 Mar 2013 Second Call for Submissions- Responses to February 2013 Discussion Paper
20 Mar 2013 Second Call for Submissions - Responses to February 2013 Discussion
18 Mar 2013 A Review of the Trusts Act 1973
18 Mar 2013 Proposed Criminal Justice System Reforms Discussed at QLS Symposium - 15 March 2013
15 Mar 2013 Draft Property Occupations Bill 2013
13 Mar 2013 Involvement of Queensland Lawyers in International Trade Delegations
13 Mar 2013 Cabinet Social Services Sub Committee and QLS Not-For-Profit Law Committee
12 Mar 2013 Better Targeting Not For Profit Tax Concessions' (Unrelated Business Income Tax) (UBIT)
11 Mar 2013 Criminal Proceeds Confiscation (Unexplained Wealth and Serious Drug Offender Confiscation Order) Amendment Bill 2012 - further submission
07 Mar 2013 Modernising Queensland's resource tenure legislation: Industry discussion paper
05 Mar 2013 Issues Affecting Not-For-Profit Organisations - Australian Business Number (ABN)
05 Mar 2013 Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme
01 Mar 2013 Inquiry into the Value of a Justice Reinvestment Approach to Criminal Justice in Australia
22 Feb 2013 Payment Dispute Resolution in the Queensland Building and Construction Industry - Discussion Paper
22 Feb 2013 Comments on Issues Paper - Should Queensland Maintain or Terminate the Referral of Industrial Relations Jurisdiction for the Unincorporated Private Sector to the Commonwealth?
22 Feb 2013 Consultation Paper Review of the QCAT Act 2009
20 Feb 2013 2013 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct
15 Feb 2013 Consultation Paper: Governance Standards for the Not-For-Profit Sector
08 Feb 2013 Queensland fund raising legislation impacting on charities
08 Feb 2013 Criminal Law Amendment Bill (No.2) 2012
08 Feb 2013 Criminal Proceeds Confiscation (Unexplained Wealth and Serious Drug Offender Confiscation Order) Amendment Bill 2012
08 Feb 2013 Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission Act 2012 (The Act) S45-15 and Governance Consultations
04 Feb 2013 Queensland Mental Health Commission Bill 2012
04 Feb 2013 Draft Regulatory Guide 4 - Lump Sum Cost Agreements
04 Feb 2013 Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Bill 2012
04 Feb 2013 Police Powers and Responsibilities (Motor Vehicle Impoundment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
04 Feb 2013 Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) Bill 2012
23 Jan 2013 Access to Legal Advice for Manufactured Home Parks and Retirement Village Residents
21 Jan 2013 Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
18 Jan 2013 Directors' Liability Reform Amendment Bill 2012
11 Jan 2013 Impeachment motion against the Honourable Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayke
11 Jan 2013 Call for Agreed Harmonisation of Meaning of 'Charity' Before New Statutory Definition Adopted