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

14 Dec 2017 Consultation Paper - NSW Government consultation in relation to the civil litigation recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse
07 Dec 2017 Definition of a Child
07 Dec 2017 Request for process to assess urgent documents including urgent registration
15 Nov 2017 Draft decision on fee free ATMs in remote Indigenous communities
26 Oct 2017 Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
18 Oct 2017 Review of the Forfeiture Rule in Queensland
05 Oct 2017 Shortage of hearing dates for public examinations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
05 Oct 2017 Inquiry into the 2016 Federal Election - Review of Political Donations
28 Sep 2017 Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Supplementary)
27 Sep 2017 Property Law Review - Issues Paper - Consitency between Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980
22 Sep 2017 Competition and Consumer (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017
21 Sep 2017 Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
21 Sep 2017 Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
18 Sep 2017 Mineral, Water and Other Legislatio Amendment Bill 2017
15 Sep 2017 Non-lapsing Caveats on behalf of Trustees in Bankruptcy
14 Sep 2017 Queensland Court technology review
07 Sep 2017 Tow Truck and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
07 Sep 2017 Mine Safety and Health Authority Bill 2017
29 Aug 2017 Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017
28 Aug 2017 Access of legal representation in Queensland Correctional Facilities and the availability of rooms at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
18 Aug 2017 Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017
11 Aug 2017 Standard Guidelines for Corrections in Australia
10 Aug 2017 Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017
10 Aug 2017 Youth Criminal Histories and section 148 Youth Justice Act 1992 (Qld)
03 Aug 2017 Aged Care Quality Assessment Senate Review
24 Jul 2017 Inquiry into Legal Practitioners' Scale of Costs
21 Jul 2017 Harmonisation and Enhancement of Search Warrant Powers
20 Jul 2017 Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism
19 Jul 2017 Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
10 Jul 2017 Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
10 Jul 2017 Property Law Review: Issues Paper 6
10 Jul 2017 Property Law Review - Issues Paper 6 - Property Law Act 1974 (Qld)
07 Jul 2017 Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment Consultation Paper
05 Jul 2017 Final Report of the Australian Consumer Law Review - Queensland Fundraising Law Reform
30 Jun 2017 Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CWP) - Other Occupational Respirable Dust Issues (Extended Terms of Reference)
29 Jun 2017 Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017
23 Jun 2017 Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017
21 Jun 2017 Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products - Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017
08 Jun 2017 Corrective Services (No Body, No Parole) Amendment Bill 2017
06 Jun 2017 Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Bill 2017
31 May 2017 Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017
12 Apr 2017 Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
12 Apr 2017 Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill
29 Mar 2017 Further Submission on Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017
27 Mar 2017 Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017
22 Mar 2017 Claim Farming Report
18 Mar 2017 Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
08 Mar 2017 Drink Driving Discussion Paper 2017
06 Mar 2017 Access to legal representation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
03 Mar 2017 Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017
02 Mar 2017 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017
27 Feb 2017 Bail (Domestic Violence) and another Act Amendment Bill 2017
22 Feb 2017 Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
14 Feb 2017 Regulation of the Labour Hire Industry 2016 – Issues Paper
06 Feb 2017 Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration Productivity Commission Draft Report
17 Jan 2017 Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2016
16 Jan 2017 Options Paper: Next Chapter in Child Protection Legislation
13 Jan 2017 Competition and Consumer (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016
13 Jan 2017 Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill