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 Oct 2018 Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
05 Oct 2018 Issues facing Queensland court users
28 Sep 2018 Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018
27 Sep 2018 Inquiry into the proposed amendments to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
26 Sep 2018 Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries Strategy) Amendment Bill 2018
21 Sep 2018 Collective bargaining class exemption - submission
19 Sep 2018 Lack of consultation in recent reforms
14 Sep 2018 Inquiries into- My Health Record system & My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018
11 Sep 2018 Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018
07 Sep 2018 Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
05 Sep 2018 Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018
31 Aug 2018 National Disability Agreement Review
31 Aug 2018 QUT's Final Report on the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980
29 Aug 2018 Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
28 Aug 2018 Prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement - follow up
28 Aug 2018 Unfair contract terms - insurance contracts
27 Aug 2018 Bail support funding for children and young people in remand
17 Aug 2018 Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders
13 Aug 2018 Consultation paper: Sentencing for criminal offences arising from the death of a child
09 Aug 2018 Exposure Draft: Competition and Consumer Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018 and Consultation Paper
07 Aug 2018 Inquiry into the operations of Toll Roads in Queensland
06 Aug 2018 Charity fundraising in the 21st century - terms of reference
31 Jul 2018 Credit cards - Responsible lending assessments
30 Jul 2018 Inquiry into wage theft in Queensland
25 Jul 2018 Draft Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Bill 2018
19 Jul 2018 Planning Act 2016 - Planning System Reference Group
18 Jul 2018 Joint Costs Advisory Committee Inquiry 2018
11 Jul 2018 Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 Senate Submission
09 Jul 2018 Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
09 Jul 2018 Prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement
09 Jul 2018 Fast-tracked legislation to deliver certainty for Ipswich
06 Jul 2018 Review of the Industrial Relations (Tribunal) Rules 2011
04 Jul 2018 Copyright Modernisation Consultation
29 Jun 2018 Introducing an economy wide cash payment limit
29 Jun 2018 Review of protected animals management framework
28 Jun 2018 British Probates Regulation 2008
22 Jun 2018 Response to the Australian Government's proposal regarding the establishment of the Federal Circuirt and Family Court of Australia
22 Jun 2018 The role of Commonwealth, state and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers
20 Jun 2018 Children's Court Expert Assistance Pilot
01 Jun 2018 National Redress Scheme Bill 2018 - unincorporated associations
30 May 2018 Ipswich Magistrates Court - Bail Issue
29 May 2018 Draft Law Companion Ruling LCR 2018D1 - Purchaser's obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property
23 May 2018 Review of consent in Queensland criminal law
18 May 2018 ALRC Review of the Family Law System - Issues Paper
14 May 2018 Interest on costs in civil litigation
14 May 2018 Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018 - Supplementary submission
11 May 2018 Proposed Amendments to Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
04 May 2018 Effectiveness of the Franchising Code
30 Apr 2018 Closing the Gap Refresh: The Next Phase Public Discussion Paper
27 Apr 2018 Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012
24 Apr 2018 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018
23 Apr 2018 Clarification, simplification and modernisation of the consumer guarantee framework
18 Apr 2018 Review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 (Qld)
16 Apr 2018 2018 Review of the WHS Laws
22 Mar 2018 Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
22 Mar 2018 Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
22 Mar 2018 Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
16 Mar 2018 Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
14 Mar 2018 Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2018
12 Mar 2018 Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
12 Mar 2018 Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2018
09 Mar 2018 Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018
07 Mar 2018 Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
01 Mar 2018 Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2018
28 Feb 2018 Queensland Competition Authority Amendment Bill 2018
26 Feb 2018 Police and Other Legislation (Identity and Biometric Capability) Amendment Bill 2018
26 Feb 2018 Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
26 Feb 2018 Tow Truck and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
26 Feb 2018 Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
21 Feb 2018 Review of termination of pregnancy laws in Queensland
16 Feb 2018 Proposed Amendment to Succession Act 1981 - Court ordered wills
12 Feb 2018 Inquiry into the quality of Aged Care in Residential Aged Care Faciliites in Australia
12 Feb 2018 Expiry and remake of the Service and Execution of Process Act 1993 (Cth)
09 Feb 2018 Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No 1) Bill 2018
07 Feb 2018 Religious Freedoms Review
02 Feb 2018 Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Abuse Bill 2017 and related Bill
30 Jan 2018 Vegetation Management Legislation - fundamental legislative principles
25 Jan 2018 Electoral Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
25 Jan 2018 Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017
17 Jan 2018 Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017
09 Jan 2018 Youth Justice (Transitional) Regulation 2017
09 Jan 2018 Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017