Queensland Law Society quoted extensively during Queensland Parliament sitting this week
23 August 2013
During the lengthy debate this week for the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill, the Queensland Law Society was quoted extensively and a number of our recommendations to the Parliamentary Committee were adopted.
The Society was also praised by Ian Berry MP (Chair of the Parliamentary Committee) and the Opposition Leader, Annastacia Palaszczuk MP.
Ian Berry MP said:
I would also like to thank the submitters. I mention particularly the Queensland Law Society. The Leader of the Opposition has referred on many occasions to their contribution. I do thank them so much for the contribution they make. They are a great organisation—one that really assists both government and those not in government at times to ensure the legislation put before parliament is scrutinised in every detail. I thank the member for Nanango, who is also a lawyer. She fully appreciates the merit of the Law Society and what it does for our community. I accept its position. I do thank the committee again. I only commend this bill to the House.
Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Leader of the Opposition, said:
The submissions received by the committee were extremely helpful, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank those people who made submissions for the obvious time and thoughtful consideration that went into that process. I am reluctant to single out any particular organisation, but as usual the submission by the Queensland Law Society alerted the committee to quite a number of unintended consequences of the legislation and they were, of course, of valuable assistance.
The full Hansard transcript can be found here.