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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

16 Sep 2020 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020
15 Sep 2020 Multiplicity of decision makers in guardianship matters
14 Sep 2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements - Draft Propositions by Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission
09 Sep 2020 Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement
09 Sep 2020 Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement
08 Sep 2020 Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020
03 Sep 2020 National Water Reform
28 Aug 2020 Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020
28 Aug 2020 Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
28 Aug 2020 Review of Law Council’s Policy Statement on a Commonwealth Criminal Cases Review Commission
28 Aug 2020 Education Issues Paper
28 Aug 2020 Outcomes of the National Roundtable Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
27 Aug 2020 COVID-19 and youth justice matters in the Childrens Court of Queensland
21 Aug 2020 COVID-19 Measures in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court
21 Aug 2020 COVID-19 Measures in the Federal Court
21 Aug 2020 COVID-19 Measures in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
21 Aug 2020 COVID-19 Measures in the Federal Courts
18 Aug 2020 Recording and transcription services in the State Courts
13 Aug 2020 Queensland Future Fund - transfer of the Queensland Titles Registry
13 Aug 2020 Inquiry into services, support and life outcomes for autistic people in Australia and need for a National Autism Strategy
12 Aug 2020 Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
12 Aug 2020 Review of the Crime and Corruption Commission’s activities
07 Aug 2020 Planning initiatives to support economic recovery - consultation on proposed amendments to the Development Assessment Rules, Minister’s Guidelines and Rules and Planning Regulation 2017
06 Aug 2020 Chief Health Officer’s public health directions - Aged Care Direction
04 Aug 2020 Consistency in electronic execution of documents
03 Aug 2020 Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
03 Aug 2020 Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Bill 2020
30 Jul 2020 Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020
28 Jul 2020 Inquiry into the Human Rights of Women and Girls in the Pacific
24 Jul 2020 Federal Court procedural reforms in response to COVID-19 pandemic
22 Jul 2020 Policy position paper - Sale or acquisition of land for overdue rates
22 Jul 2020 Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2020
17 Jul 2020 Government access to vehicle-generated data
15 Jul 2020 Magistrates Court of Queensland Bail Benchbook 2019
14 Jul 2020 New bail laws to target repeat youth offenders
14 Jul 2020 COVID-19: issuing of Centrelink clearances / Notices for personal injury compensation payments
06 Jul 2020 Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
06 Jul 2020 Inquiry into the Queensland Government’s health response to COVID-19
23 Jun 2020 Review of the Law Council’s draft submission: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
17 Jun 2020 Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020
11 Jun 2020 Prisoners in solitary confinement - to Premier
11 Jun 2020 Prisoners in solitary confinement - to Leader of the Opposition
03 Jun 2020 Criminal Justice System Issues Paper
26 May 2020 Australian Government Response to COVID-19
21 May 2020 QLS submission - Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Bill 2020
11 May 2020 COVID-19 laws and public health orders across Australian jurisdictions
05 May 2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
24 Apr 2020 Transport and Other Legislation (Road Safety, Technology and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2020
24 Apr 2020 Corrective Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
24 Apr 2020 Raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility - to Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
24 Apr 2020 Raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility - to Shadow Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
21 Apr 2020 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct
20 Apr 2020 Dispute Resolution under Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct
17 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Protections for residential tenants and owners
16 Apr 2020 Office of State Revenue - impacts of COVID-19 pandemic - JobKeeper package and wages - delivery of correspondence and documents to legal practitioners
16 Apr 2020 Magistrates Court Practice Direction No. 3/2020 - amended 7 April 2020
16 Apr 2020 Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement December 2019
08 Apr 2020 Witnessing solemn documents and crossing State & Territory borders
07 Apr 2020 JobKeeper Payment - eligibility of charities and not-for-profits
03 Apr 2020 Exemption from the Hospital Visitors Direction
03 Apr 2020 COVID-19: Seeking changes to the Legal Services Award 2020
01 Apr 2020 Essential business activity during COVID-19 crisis
31 Mar 2020 Chief Health Officer's public health directions - Hospital Visitors Direction
27 Mar 2020 Letter to the Attorney-General & Minister for Justice - Measures to Respond to COVID-19
27 Mar 2020 Urgent response needed to COVID-19 in Places of Detention
26 Mar 2020 Sections 651 and 652 of the Criminal Code
26 Mar 2020 Sections 651 applications and bail applications via videolink
25 Mar 2020 New rules for annual wage arrangements
24 Mar 2020 Incorporated associations regulated by Associations Incorporation Act 1981 - financial and other obligations - impact of COVID-19
13 Mar 2020 Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
13 Mar 2020 Enhancing Protections relating to the use of Enduring Powers of Attorney Instruments - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement
10 Mar 2020 Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 - Question on notice
10 Mar 2020 Universal Periodic Review (third cycle) stakeholder submission – List of issues
10 Mar 2020 Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020
10 Mar 2020 Proposed convention on the Rights of Older Persons
09 Mar 2020 Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 - Response to questions taken on notice
04 Mar 2020 Consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Uniform Law
02 Mar 2020 Model Participation Rules and Model Operating Requirements - version 6 consultation drafts
28 Feb 2020 Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council - Model Participation Rules and Model Operating Requirements - version 6 consultation drafts
26 Feb 2020 Inquiry into Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
26 Feb 2020 Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
21 Feb 2020 Rural, Regional and Remote Lawyers - Proposed Study
21 Feb 2020 National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2019 (No. 2)
17 Feb 2020 Development of a Law Council policy position on climate change
17 Feb 2020 Discussion Paper on Contingency Fee Arrangements
04 Feb 2020 Religious Freedom Bills - Second Exposure Drafts
04 Feb 2020 QLRC Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact
30 Jan 2020 Inquiry into the Crime and Corruption Commission's performance of its functions to assess and report on complaints about corrupt conduct
24 Jan 2020 Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019 - Supplementary submission
24 Jan 2020 Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Question on Notice
23 Jan 2020 Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 - Supplementary submission
16 Jan 2020 Associations Incorporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
09 Jan 2020 Review of the Seniors Legal and Support Services (SLASS) program
09 Jan 2020 Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019
09 Jan 2020 Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
07 Jan 2020 Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
07 Jan 2020 Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
07 Jan 2020 Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019