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.


Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health
The Productivity Commission is requesting feedback about an inquiry into the social and economic benefits of improving mental health. The commission has been asked to make recommendations, as necessary, to improve population mental health, with the aim to realise economic and social participation and productivity benefits over the long term.

Refer to the terms of reference for more information.

Please provide your feedback by the morning of Friday 22 March 2019.


Review of Queensland energy consumer protections and support
The Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy is seeking feedback on the National Energy Retail Law as it has been applied in Queensland. Supporting information including the discussion paper is available on the inquiry page.

Please provide your feedback by the morning of Friday 22 March 2019.


Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The draft terms of reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability are currently open for consultation.

Practitioners are invited to complete an online public survey or provide their feedback to QLS before 9am Monday 25 March 2019.


Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care
The Queensland Parliamentary Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee is seeking views on aged care, palliative and end-of-life care and voluntary assisted dying. Details of the inquiry are outlined in the issues paper.

Please provide your feedback before COB Monday 8 April 2019.


Review of model defamation provisions
Led by the NSW Department of Justice, the Defamation Working Party is seeking feedback on defamation law in Australia to identify areas for national reform. The purpose of defamation law is to balance protection from reputational damage with freedom of speech and the release of information that is considered in the public interest.

Read the discussion paper.

Please provide your feedback before COB Wednesday 10 April 2019.


Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 review
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is reviewing the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003. Refer to the discussion papers two and three for further information.

Please provide your feedback before COB Wednesday 17 April 2019.