Queensland Law Society

You’re invited to provide feedback – legal policy reform

Practitioners are invited to provide feedback as QLS policy committees prepare the following submissions.


Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) review

The INSLM is conducting a review of the terrorism-related citizenship loss provisions in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. A public hearing is expected to be held in June 2019. Further details about the review are available on the inquiry page.

Please provide your feedback before COB Thursday 18 April 2019.


Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Law Council of Australia is seeking feedback about the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The commissioners are required to provide an interim report by 31 October 2019.

Please provide your feedback before COB Monday 6 May 2019.


ACCC Consumer Data Right

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking public feedback on the draft rules for the Consumer Data Right (CDR). The CDR will allow consumers to easily access their banking data and have it transferred to their trusted service providers.

ACCC is seeking feedback on the approach and positions of the draft rules, including privacy aspects.

Please provide your feedback before COB Monday 6 May 2019.


Modern slavery reporting requirement

The Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the Act) was passed on 29 November 2018 and came into effect on 1 January 2019.

The Department of Home Affairs is inviting stakeholders to provide submissions on the Draft guidance for reporting entities. The aim of the guidance is to explain what entities need to do to comply with the Act. Access further information.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 10 May 2019.


RG 209 credit licensing: Responsible lending conduct

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is seeking feedback on its proposals for updating its guidance in Regulatory Guide 209 Credit licensing: Responsible lending conduct (RG 209).

Further information is available from ASIC.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 10 May 2019.


Review of the mandatory data retention regime

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is reviewing the mandatory data retention regime prescribed by Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act).

Section 187N of the TIA Act provides for the review and requires the committee to report by 13 April 2020. Access the terms of reference and the inquiry page for further information.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 31 May 2019.