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

12 Dec 2016 ACL Review Interim Report
09 Dec 2016 Courts Redevelopment Website
29 Nov 2016 Draft statutory guideline for Chain of Responsibility environmental protection orders under Environmental Protection Act 1994
24 Nov 2016 Land Court (Transitional) Regulation 2016
17 Nov 2016 Interim Report: Seller Disclosure in Queensland
25 Oct 2016 Issues Paper: Child sexual abuse - civil litigation issues review
19 Oct 2016 Queensland Parole System Review
07 Oct 2016 Serious and Organised Crime Amendment Bill 2016
04 Oct 2016 Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
04 Oct 2016 Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17 year old persons) Amendment Bill 2016
30 Sep 2016 Competition and Consumer (Competition Policy Review) Amendment Bill - Exposure Draft
30 Sep 2016 Industrial Relations Bill 2016
29 Sep 2016 Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016
27 Sep 2016 Review of Queensland CTP Insurance Scheme
21 Sep 2016 Letter to DJAG providing preliminary comments for review of Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Health Directive forms
21 Sep 2016 Limitations of Actions Bills - Child Sexual Abuse - Limitation Issues
16 Sep 2016 Limitation of Actions Bills - Child Sexual Abuse
08 Sep 2016 Landholder opt-out of CCAs or deferral agreements
08 Sep 2016 Letter Re Domestic and Family Violence & Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
07 Sep 2016 Letter to AG requesting meeting Re: Organised Crime Legislation
29 Aug 2016 Australian Law Reform Commission - Elder Abuse - Issues Paper June 2016
29 Aug 2016 Letter to AG Re: restorative justice mediation
15 Aug 2016 Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Regulation 2016 (MERCP Regulation)
15 Aug 2016 Land Access Code
04 Aug 2016 Letter to AG re LPA - Sophisticated clients contracting into costs provisions
25 Jul 2016 Practice Direction - Contested Bail and Witness Giving Evidence
21 Jul 2016 Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999: Schedule of Costs, General Care and Conduct
27 Jun 2016 Crime and Corruption Commission - Publicising Allegations of Corrupt Conduct
15 Jun 2016 Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property Arrangements Draft Report
14 Jun 2016 Committee of Legislative Assembly on Consitution of Queensland and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
13 Jun 2016 Conflict of laws: administration appointments and enduring power of attorney forms
01 Jun 2016 ACNC Register
01 Jun 2016 Registration of Charity under the Collections Act
26 May 2016 ACL review issues paper Part 1 of 2
26 May 2016 ACL review issues paper Part 2 of 2
18 May 2016 Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture in the context of Youth Justice Detention Centres
18 May 2016 Youth detention centres and lawyer appointments
16 May 2016 Sexual Assault Counselling Privilege Issues Paper - Family Law
09 May 2016 Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
04 May 2016 National Injury Insurance Scheme Bill 2016
29 Apr 2016 Vegetation Management Amendment Bill 2016
26 Apr 2016 Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting - Mason's Law) Amendment Bill 2016
22 Apr 2016 Human Rights Act Inquiry Part 1 of 2
22 Apr 2016 Human Rights Act Inquiry Part 2 of 2
21 Apr 2016 s23 Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011
18 Apr 2016 Sexual Assault Counselling Privilege Issues Paper - Criminal Law
14 Apr 2016 The 2016 Issues Paper on Abuse in Out of Home Care
11 Apr 2016 Draft OFT Guidelines Roundtable
11 Apr 2016 Vie Management
08 Apr 2016 Child Protection Amendment Bill 2016 - further question on notice
08 Apr 2016 Maggs v RACQ Insurance Limited
07 Apr 2016 Labour Hire Industry in Queensland
31 Mar 2016 Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2016
31 Mar 2016 Security of Payments Discussion Paper
18 Mar 2016 Child Protection Amendment Bill 2016
09 Mar 2016 AMAQ's Final OHO Issues Paper
04 Mar 2016 Body Corporate Issues Paper
19 Feb 2016 Planning Bill 2015 and Planning and Environment Court Bill 2015
12 Feb 2016 Beta services platform
12 Feb 2016 Discussion Paper: Options to strengthen misuse of market power
12 Feb 2016 Hospital and Health Boards (Safe nurse midwife to patient ratio) Amendment Bill 2015
09 Feb 2016 LCA's cyber security information campaign - 1 of 2
09 Feb 2016 LCA's cyber security information campaign - 2 of 2
03 Feb 2016 LCA 2016-17 Pre-budget submission
02 Feb 2016 Review of the parliamentary committe system
28 Jan 2016 Queensland's Youth Justice System - Stage 2 reforms
21 Jan 2016 Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
21 Jan 2016 Treasury Legislative Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015
21 Jan 2016 Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
14 Jan 2016 QCAT Practice Direction on Child Protection
13 Jan 2016 Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2016
11 Jan 2016 AMAQ's draft OHO Issues Paper
08 Jan 2016 Crime Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime) Bill 2015