We work on the issues that matter the most to the Queensland legal sector. We involve many people to make sure our policy positions reflect our sector's views. All our policy positions are decided through rigorous consultation and evidence gathering.
You can find our published position papers below. Any questions, please email us.
QLS has maintained a long term stance against any form of mandatory sentencing. The position outlines QLS’ support for the fundamental principles of Australia’s legal system including procedural fairness, judicial precedent, rule of law and the separation of powers. QLS also highlights concerns surrounding the disproportionate impact of mandatory sentencing on minorities and the importance of public education to increase public confidence in sentencing decisions.Read more
This policy statement summarises the key commitments made by the QLS regarding the implementation of human rights laws. QLS adopts the policy statement on Human Rights as a framework for its policy activities in relation to human rights, especially in evaluating the substantive merit of legislation, policy and implementation.More information
In this policy position QLS makes a commitment to advocate for fair, transparent, effective and non-discriminatory and accountable services to promote access to justice for all people. To do so, QLS supports greater funding to the legal assistance sector, better resourcing of courts and tribunals, accessible legal information and education, the use of technology to improve accessibility and greater use of dispute resolution where appropriate.More information