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Advocacy services are among the most important QLS offers to the legal profession and the community.

We have a successful track record of effecting change by bringing members’ opinions to the attention of government, the judiciary and the public through the work of our policy committees. 

Our policy committees are the engine rooms for the Society's policy and advocacy to government. Members from various areas of the legal profession generously contribute their valuable expertise to give advise to the QLS Council on law reform issues and prepare submissions advocating for good law in Queensland.

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Submissions

Year

09 Sep 2019 Community Based Sentences (Interstate Transfer) Bill 2019
09 Sep 2019 Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
06 Sep 2019 Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
29 Aug 2019 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 [provisions]
24 Jul 2019 ACNC - Measures in support of not-for-profit sector - Object 1(b) ACNC Act
17 Jul 2019 Weapons and Other Legislation (Firearms Offences) Amendment Bill 2019 (Private Member's Bill)
17 Jul 2019 Criminal Code (Trespass Offences) Amendment Bill 2019 (Private Member's Bill)
12 Jul 2019 Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
12 Jul 2019 RIS - Possible extension of workers' compensation for certain gig economy workers, and bailee taxi and limousine drivers
08 Jul 2019 Consent in Queensland criminal laws
04 Jul 2019 Motor Accident Insurance Amendment Bill 2019
20 Jun 2019 QSAC Options Paper: Community based sentencing orders, imprisonment and parole
31 May 2019 Children and young people being detained in watch houses
22 May 2019 Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
21 May 2019 Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
13 May 2019 Children held in Queensland watchhouses
09 May 2019 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 - disqualifying offences
26 Apr 2019 Letter to the Attorney-General: Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
26 Apr 2019 Letter to the Shadow Attorney-General: Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
18 Apr 2019 Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying
28 Mar 2019 Amendments to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010
20 Mar 2019 Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
14 Mar 2019 Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Government Bill) and Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Mason Jett Lee) Amendment Bill 2019 (Private Member's Bill)
11 Mar 2019 Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019
11 Mar 2019 Police Service Administration (Discipline Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
25 Feb 2019 Amendments during consideration in detail to be moved by Leader of the Opposition - Human Rights Bill 2018
08 Feb 2019 Protecting Queenslanders from Violent and Child Sex Offenders Amendment Bill 2018
01 Feb 2019 Mineral Resources (Galilee Basin) Amendment Bill 2018
30 Jan 2019 Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018
25 Jan 2019 Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 [Provisions]
21 Jan 2019 2019-20 Pre-Budget Submission
17 Jan 2019 Letter to the editor, Courier Mail 17-01-19
16 Jan 2019 Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
09 Jan 2019 Increasing penalties in hit and run incidents