Queensland Law Society

Call for female lawyers on key committees

Women lawyers are being encouraged to put their hands up to assist in creating a better gender balance on Queensland Government boards and committees.

The initiative is part of the Government’s effort to have all its boards and committees comprise 50% women by 2020, and it is encouraging industry and not-for-profit organisations to do the same.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from suitably qualified planning, environment or building construction lawyers for the State Government’s Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees (BDDRC), in a bid to have the committees comprise 50% women.

The BDDRC plays an important role in assessing building complaints, when consumers may be dissatisfied with a building, plumbing and planning decision made by their local government or a private certifier.

Express your interest by emailing your name and contact details to registrar@qld.gov.au or calling 1800 804 833. More information is also available on the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees webpage on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.