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 2014 Access to legal representation in Queensland correctional facilities
08 Dec 2014 Statutory Review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009: Response to Consultation Paper 2 ("Creation and perfection of security interests; taking free rules; priority rules; and other dealings in collateral")
24 Nov 2014 Commissioner's Interpretation Statement: Provision of housing by charities
24 Oct 2014 Exposure Draft of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Aboliton) Bill 2014
08 Oct 2014 Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
26 Sep 2014 ATO draft taxation ruling TR 2014/D5: Income tax: special conditions for various entities whose ordinary and statutory income is exempt
25 Sep 2014 Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
22 Sep 2014 Major Events Bill 2014
10 Sep 2014 White Paper on the Reform of Australia's Tax System
05 Sep 2014 Introduction of anti-bullying jurisdiction in Queensland
01 Sep 2014 Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper
01 Sep 2014 Part 5, Schedule 11 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No.2) Act 2013 (Cth)
19 Aug 2014 Practice Direction on contested s16(3A) bail applications and Saturday sittings
14 Aug 2014 Options Paper - Replacement Arrangements following the abolition of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
14 Aug 2014 Submission on the Regional Planning Interests Regulation 2014
11 Aug 2014 Request to convene roundtable for the review of the Mental Health Act 2000
06 Aug 2014 Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses Consultation Paper
01 Aug 2014 Review of the Mental Health Act 2000 Discussion Paper - May 2014
31 Jul 2014 Draft Models Report - National Centre for Excellence consultation project ("the Report")
28 Jul 2014 Issues Paper and Consultation Regulation Impact Statement for improving the model Work Health and Safety laws
18 Jul 2014 Inquiry on strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity in Queensland
18 Jul 2014 Child Support Program
10 Jul 2014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
10 Jul 2014 Mineral and Energy (Commom Provisions) Bill 2014 - Overlapping Tenure Framework
09 Jul 2014 Fee for replacement of the QP9
04 Jul 2014 Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
04 Jul 2014 Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
30 Jun 2014 Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws
27 Jun 2014 Competition Policy Review - Issues Paper
27 Jun 2014 Further feedback on Service agreement - standard terms (version 1.0) - Latest Queensland government social service funding agreement
19 Jun 2014 Child Guardian Summary Investigation Report - The use of seperation at a Queensland Youth Detention Centre
18 Jun 2014 Further feedback on C20 2014 position papers and draft communique
12 Jun 2014 Criminal Law Amendment Bill
06 Jun 2014 Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009
04 Jun 2014 Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: National Injury Insurance Scheme - Motor Vehicle Accidents
04 Jun 2014 Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: National Injury Insurance Scheme - Motor Vehicle Accidents
03 Jun 2014 Productivity Commission Draft Report – Access to Justice Arrangements
23 May 2014 Property Conveyancing Settlements in Queensland
16 May 2014 Submission on the Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill)
09 May 2014 Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
05 May 2014 Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
05 May 2014 Practice Direction No 1 of 2014 - conduct of youth justice matters
30 Apr 2014 Amendments to the Franchising Code and the Competition and Consumer Act
28 Apr 2014 Australia's autonomous sanctions regime in relation to Fiji
16 Apr 2014 FWC Forms - General protections forms published for consultation
15 Apr 2014 Digital Electronic Recording of Interviews and Evidence Manual
14 Apr 2014 Inquiry into the Public Guardian Bill 2014, Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2014 and the Family and Child Commission Bill 2014
11 Apr 2014 Crime and Misconduct and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
09 Apr 2014 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No.1) Bill 2014
08 Apr 2014 Restating and centralising the special conditions for tax concession entities
07 Apr 2014 Queensland Government Property Law Review Issues Paper 1- Seller Disclosure in Queensland
05 Apr 2014 Queensland Government Property Law Review Issues Paper 2 - Lot entitlements under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
04 Apr 2014 Increase in wages threshold for commencing employment claims under Part 5A of the Magistrates Court Act
04 Apr 2014 Draft Social Services Investment Framework
28 Mar 2014 Redeeming Bank Guarantees
25 Mar 2014 Re: Courier-Mail article on public sex offender register
20 Mar 2014 Privacy - Cross Border Disclosure
20 Mar 2014 Child Safety Services withdrawing applications in child protection proceedings
12 Mar 2014 Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014
10 Mar 2014 Expiry of the Justices Regulation 2004
06 Mar 2014 Youth Justice and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 - boot camp orders for vehicle offences
05 Mar 2014 Senate Community Affairs References Committee's inquiry into grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren
28 Feb 2014 Duty treatment of sales of retirement villages in Queensland
28 Feb 2014 Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
26 Feb 2014 Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014
26 Feb 2014 Youth Justice and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
17 Feb 2014 Alcohol-related violence
17 Feb 2014 Cancellation of weekly asylum seeker briefings
14 Feb 2014 Referral practices of Fair Work Commission (FWC) and Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO)
12 Feb 2014 Statutory Review of Commonwealth Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation - LCA
10 Feb 2014 Charity Subtypes with the ACNC
10 Feb 2014 Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014
10 Feb 2014 Commencement of the Charities Act 2013 - Assistant Treasurer
07 Feb 2014 Commencement of the Charities Act 2013 - Minister for Social Services
30 Jan 2014 Rule of law and the administration of justice in the Republic of Nauru
24 Jan 2014 Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013
21 Jan 2014 Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws
20 Jan 2014 Statutory Review of Commonwealth Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation
17 Jan 2014 Modernising Queensland's Resources Acts Discussion Paper on Legislative Framework Issues
17 Jan 2014 Media Release Entitled Youth Crime Top Priority for Government
17 Jan 2014 Property Occupations Bill 2013
16 Jan 2014 Electoral Reform Amendment Bill 2013
16 Jan 2014 Lack of Soundproofing in the New Supreme and District Court Cells Interview Rooms
16 Jan 2014 ALRC Inquiry into Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges
13 Jan 2014 Review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003
10 Jan 2014 Fees for Auscript Transcript Services
08 Jan 2014 Penalties and Sentences (Indexation) Amendment Bill 2013
08 Jan 2014 Disability Services (Restrictive Practices) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013