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.


Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019
On 13 February 2019 the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey MP, introduced the Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Transport and Public Works Committee for detailed consideration. Refer to the inquiry page and explanatory notes for more information.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 8 March 2019.


Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Mason Jett Lee) Amendment Bill 2019 (Private Member’s Bill)
On 13 February 2019, the Member for Toowoomba South, David Janetzki MP, introduced the Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Mason Jett Lee) Amendment Bill 2019. The Bill was referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee for detailed consideration.

On 13 February 2019, the Member for Toowoomba South, David Janetzki MP, introduced the . The Bill was referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee for detailed consideration.

The explanatory notes outline that the Bill proposes to introduce:

  • a mandatory minimum non-parole period of 25 years imprisonment for the murder of a child under the age of 18 years
  • a new offence of child homicide which includes a mandatory minimum non-parole period of 15 years’ imprisonment.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 8 March 2019.


Review of the Intergovernmental Agreement for an Electronic Conveyancing National Law
The Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) is conducting a review that will identify and consider the emerging issues, risks and challenges for national electronic conveyancing in the next 5 to 10 years. The review will determine whether the identified issues can be appropriately managed under the current regulatory framework.

The Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) is conducting a that will identify and consider the emerging issues, risks and challenges for national electronic conveyancing in the next 5 to 10 years. The review will determine whether the identified issues can be appropriately managed under the current regulatory framework.

Please provide your feedback before COB Monday 11 March 2019.


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.

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 before COB Friday 15 March 2019.


Review of Queensland’s environmental offsets framework
The Queensland Government is reviewing Queensland’s environmental offsets framework.

The aim of the review is to ensure the continued protection of the state’s significant biodiversity values through a world-class internationally recognised approach to offset delivery.

Please provide your feedback before COB Friday 29 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.

The Queensland parliamentary Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee is seeking views on . Details of the inquiry are outlined in the .

Please provide your feedback before COB Monday 8 April 2019.