Queensland Law Society

You’re invited to provide feedback

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

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 has been referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee for consideration. The Bill proposes to amend the Youth Justice Act 1992, the Bail Act 1980 and the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000. Access the explanatory notes and speech.

Please provide your feedback before COB Thursday 4 July 2019.

Cultural Heritage Acts

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships is reviewing the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003. The review will examine whether the legislation is:

  • continuing to operate as intended
  • achieving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other stakeholders in Queensland
  • aligning with the Queensland Government’s broader objective to reframe the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • requiring any updates to reflect the current native title landscape.

The review will also examine whether the legislation is consistent with contemporary drafting standards. Access the consultation paper.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 5 July 2019.

Criminal Code (Trespass Offences) Amendment Bill 2019

The Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee has been referred the above Bill . The committee is due to report by 1 November 2019. Access the explanatory notes.

Please provide your feedback before COB Wednesday 10 July 2019.

Weapons and Other Legislation (Firearms Offences) Amendment Bill 2019

The Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee has been referred the above Bill. The committee is due to report by 1 November 2019. Access the explanatory notes.

Please provide your feedback before COB Wednesday 10 July 2019.