Submissions

Queensland Law Society’s 29 standing policy committees comprise over 350 volunteer committee members who contribute their expertise, knowledge and valuable time to advocating for good law for the public good. Their dedication enables QLS to develop sound and balanced submissions to government when seeking legislative and policy reform which will have a positive impact for both the legal profession and the Queensland community.

QLS values its relationship with the Queensland Government and the Opposition, and is regularly consulted on the development of policy positions and proposed legislative amendments, leading to better outcomes and responsive legislation. 

Access copies of our written submissions to governments and other stakeholders.

2024
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the 2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission Consultation.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the A New Aged Care Act: Exposure Draft - Consultation Paper No. 2.
QLS response to a question on notice regarding the Agriculture and Fisheries and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS supplementary submission to the Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee on the Agriculture and Fisheries and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee on the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.
QLS submission to the Community Safety and Legal Affairs Committee on the Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.
QLS response to a question on notice regarding the Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.
QLS submission to the Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee on the Criminal Code (Decriminalising Sex Work) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.
QLS submission to the Australian Taxation Office on the draft legislative instruments Taxation Laws (Requirement to Lodge a Return for the 2024 Year) Instrument 2024.
QLS response to a question on notice regarding the Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs) Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee on the Environmental Protection (Powers and Penalties) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.
QLS response to a question on notice regarding the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2023.
QLS submission to the Fair Work Commission on the Modern Awards Review 2023-24: Making awards easier to use.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia regarding proposed changes to the Australian Banking Association's Banking Code of Practice.
QLS submission to the Health and Environment Committee on the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2023.
QLS submission to the Crime and Corruption Commission on the Review of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 (Qld) - Discussion Paper.
QLS submission to the Fair Work Commission on the Variation of modern awards to include a right to disconnect.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the consultation paper "Winding down Australia's cheques system".
QLS submission to the Education, Employment and Training Committee on the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
2023
QLS feedback on the 2023 Review of Queensland's Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the A New Aged Care Act: the foundations - Consultation paper No. 1
QLD feedback on the Treasury's discussion paper 'Access to offenders' superannuation for victims and survivors of sexual abuse'
QLS submission to the State Development and Regional Industries Committee on the Agriculture and Fisheries and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS submission on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) secrecy provisions reform - new and ongoing investigations.
QLS submission on the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
Response to question taken on notice at the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 public hearing
QLS supplementary submission on the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QLS correspondence to the Queensland Government to boost emergency funding for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service
QLS recognises the importance of ensuring surveillance device legislation in Queensland is kept in-step with the rapidly evolving technological landscape and that it affords adequate safeguards against unjustified interference with individuals’ privacy.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on Costs in anti-discrimination matters - Australian Human Rights Commission (Costs Protection) Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Criminal Code (Double Jeopardy Exception and Subsequent Appeals) Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Criminal Law (Coercive Control and Affirmative Consent) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Transport and Resources Committee on the Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs) Bill 2023.
QLS submission on the exposure draft of the Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs) Bill 2023
QLS feedback on the Family Law Amendment Bill Exposure Draft and Consultation Paper
QLS submission on the Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Government response to the Privacy Act Review Report
QLS submission to the State Development and Regional Industries Committee on the Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation Amendment) Bill 2023.
QLS response to questions on notice regarding the Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation Amendment) Bill 2023.
QLS correspondence regarding an increase in funding for the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Independent Review of the National Legal Assistance Partnership.
QLS submission to the Education, Employment and Training Committee on the Information Privacy and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Inquiry into support for victims of crime
QLS input on the inquiry into the operation of the National Redress Scheme
QLS comments on the Integrity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QLS feedback on the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QLS response to a question taken on notice regarding the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QLS submission on the Local Government (Councillor Conduct) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QLS feedback on the Local Government Electoral and Other Legislation (Expenditure Caps) Amendment Bill 2022
QLS feedback on 'Miscellaneous Amendments to Treasury Portfolio Laws 2023'
QLS feedback on the Monitoring of Places of Detention (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) Bill 2022
QLS submission to the Community Support and Services Committee on the Path to Treaty Bill 2023
QLS supplementary submission to the Community Support and Services Committee on the Path to Treaty Bill 2023
QLS submission on the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 advertising restrictions (9 February 2023)
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (2023)
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Property Law Bill 2023
QLS submission to the LCA on Modernising Document Execution: Consultation on proposed reform to the execution of Commonwealth statutory declarations
QLS correspondence to Queensland University of Technology's Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
QLS feedback on Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-discrimination Laws
QLS submission to Treasury on Response to PWC - information sharing; Tax Practitioners Board reforms; whistleblower protections.
QLS feedback on the discussion paper "Review of Philanthropy"
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Review of sunsetting instruments under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Review of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap
QLS letter raising concerns of practitioners following a change of policy in relation to register searches conducted during the conveyancing process
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on 'Safe and responsible AI in Australia'
QLS submission to the Economic and Governance Committee on the Strengthening Community Safety Bill 2023
QLS submission to the State Development and Regional Industries Committee on the Summary Offences (Prevention of Knife Crime) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.
QLS feedback on the "Supporting and improving the operation of Development Control Plans" consultation paper
QLS feedback on the Supporting regional and State significant businesses through the urban encroachment provisions in the planning framework consultation paper
QLS correspondence to the Law Council of Australia on reforms to simplify and modernise the AML/CTF regime and address risks in certain professions
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on Unfair trading practices - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement.
Letter to the Attorney-General regarding the Queensland Government's implementation of Recommendation 42 of the second report delivered by the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce.
QLS submission in relation to the National Children's Commissioner's consultation on the Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing across Australia
QLS submission to the Youth Justice Reform Select Committee's inquiry into youth justice reform in Queensland.
2022
QLS comments contributing to the Law Council's 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission.
QLS feedback on the Consultation Paper, A Framework for regulating the sex work industry in Queensland.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the AAT - Draft Migration and Refugee Division Practice Direction.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the ALRC Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation - Interim Report B.
QLS feedback on the Australian Law Reform Commission review of complexity in legislation regulating corporations and financial services.
QLS feedback on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Bill 2022.
QLS letter to the Minister for Children and Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs expressing concern over the cancellation of all Queensland face-to-face family contact arrangements in the child protection system.
QLS response to questions taken on notice regarding the Casino Control and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS submission to the Community Support and Services Committee on the Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Offender Prohibition Order) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS submission on the Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA Testing in Queensland relating to the issuing of an interim report on the use of the expression "insufficient DNA" in witness statements prepared by the DNA Analysis Unit of Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services since 2018.
QLS letter requesting the opportunity to contribute to the Commission of Inquiry relating to the Crime and Corruption Commission.
QLS submission to the Commission of Inquiry relating to the Crime and Corruption Commission.
QLS submission to the Education, Employment and Training Committee on the Corrective Services (Emerging Technologies and Security) Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS submission on the Criminal Procedure Review Consultation Paper April 2022.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Discussion Paper - Australia's Humanitarian Program 2022-2023.
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee on the Domestic and Family Violence Protection (Combating Coercive Control) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS feedback on the Draft National Principles to Address Coercive Control.
QLS feedback on Treasury's Employment White Paper - Job security, fair pay and conditions.
QLS submission on the Law Council of Australia's intended policy advocacy on the establishment of a federal parole authority.
QLS response to questions taken on notice regarding the Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
QLS submission on the Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
QLS submission on the potential issue of an interim report on the use of the expression "insufficient DNA" in witness statements prepared by the DNA Analysis Unit of Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services since 2018.
QLS submission on the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022.
QLS submission to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee on the Fair Work Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022.
QLS comments for inclusion in the Law Council's submission to the Fair Work Commission's consultation on the future of online proceedings.
QLS feedback on the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
QLS response to questions taken on notice regarding the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
QLS feedback on the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022
QLS submission to the Community Support and Services Committee on the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS submission to the inquiry into the Industrial Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022
QLS submission to the Inquiry into the Decriminalisation of Certain Public Offences, and Health and Welfare Responses.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Joint Costs Advisory Committee Inquiry 2022.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the National Audit Office's performance audit titled Management of Migration to Australia - Family Reunion and Partner Related Visas
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Stage 2 Reform of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.
QLS comments for inclusion in the Law Council's submission on the Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Migration Review - 'A migration system for Australia's future'.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
QLS submission in relation to the Parliamentary Inquiry on National Anti-Corruption Commission Bills 2022.
QLS feedback on the Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022
QLS submission on the Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
QLS submission in relation to the Public Consultation Draft Released September 2022 - Seller Disclosure Scheme and Flood History Information.
QLS concerns regarding bail decisions affecting children and young people and proposed amendments to the Youth Justice Act 1992.
QLS submission on the Public Health and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Management) Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS comments on the Public Health and Other Legislation (Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS feedback on Queensland's cultural heritage laws
QLS submission to the Review of the Farm Business Debt Mediation Act 2017.
QLS submission to the Review of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.
QLS submission in response to the discussion paper, 'Safeguarding Independence, Ensuring Accountability - Exploring the Need for a Judicial Commission in Queensland'
QLS feedback on the Issues Paper titled: The '80 per cent rule': Serious violent offences scheme in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld).
QLS submission on the Interim Report: Scoping Study on stand-alone legislation to protect and commercialise Indigenous Knowledge.
Improving review process for decisions made by stewards under the rules of racing.
QLS concerns about the application of the Duties Act 2001 (Qld) to deceased estates and small business restructures.
QLS feedback on the memorandum titled 'Voluntary assisted dying and offences relating to the use of carriage service for suicide related material under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
QLS response to the questions asked in the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce Discussion Paper 3.
2021
QLS contribution to the Law Council's submission to the 2021-2022 Review of the Legislation Act 2003.
QLS acknowledges the Australia-wide shortage of building materials and skilled trades. We consider, however, that it is important to highlight to builders and homeowners that the ABCD service ought to be entered into after careful consideration of the relevant issue/s and how to get the best from the service.
Due to further COVID restrictions in SEQ in early August QLS wrote to respectfully and urgently request legal practitioners be provided an exemption to allow them entry to residential aged care facilities, disability accommodation and hospitals for the purpose of providing legal services.
QLS wrote to the Chief Health Officer to request that an exemption be implemented to allow fully vaccinated legal practitioners to enter restricted facilities (i.e. residential aged care facilities, hospitals, and disability accommodation) to provide necessary legal services. QLD Health subsequently provided an exemption to allow legal practitioners entry to residential aged care facilities.
The Queensland Law Society (QLS) wrote to seek clarification as to where prisoners and people in detention, including young people in youth detention over 16 years of age, will be placed within the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Queensland.
QLS submitted that the Banking Code of Practice (Code) should contain a number of commitments to assist vulnerable customers, including: face to face banking services; interpreters; and, responses to scams. Additionally, QLS recommended that the Code should reconsider its safeguarding measures for customers with impaired decision-making authority.
QLS raised concerns about the practice of deposits under “off the plan” sale contracts being released to the seller as a means of assisting in the funding of developments. QLS recommended the intent of the legislation be clarified.
Correspondence to Office of State Revenue, seeking clarification of the approach to registering charitable institutions under Part 11A of the Taxation Administration Act 2001 (Qld).
Correspondence to the Chief Health Officer to request access to restricted facilities (hospitals, residential aged care facilities and disability accommodation) for the purpose of providing essential legal services.
QLS submission supporting the proposed amendments in the Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2021 to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14 years.
QLS broadly supports the objectives of the amendments, particularly to achieve consistency across the Australian jurisdictions. We especially welcome the proposed defence of publication of matter concerning issues of public interest, noting that this had been a feature of defamation law in Queensland for over 100 years until the introduction of the Defamation Act 2005.
QLS response to the consultation on developing a voluntary code to improve the transparency of charitable donations during natural disasters. QLS highlighted the difficulties with reporting on administrative costs, called for harmonisation of fundraising regulation in Australia and recommended a legislative scheme for disaster fundraising oversubscription.
QLS highlighted the impact that any digital identity framework might have on the legal and justice sector. In particular, a digital identity framework will improve access to justice in many ways (e.g. by enabling transactions for those in remote areas), but cautioned that marginalised groups must not be further digitally excluded.
QLS urged the Department of Energy and Public Works to retain the head contractor licensing exemption in its current form until a review of the role of developers in the industry and sufficient stakeholder consultation is completed.
QLS supported the modernisation of rental laws in Queensland. QLS welcomed the decision that the end of the contractual lease period was grounds on which to issue a notice to leave, being consistent with the fundamental nature of a contract. QLS supported the reforms to help tenants escaping domestic and family violence. QLS raised concerns about the approach to periodic tenancies.
QLS provided this submission in response to questions taken on notice: 1. Is there any case law on whether the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) would have open to it the independent assessment as part of the review process? 2. Is there any case law on the Tribunal failing to consider relevant material that formed a part of that administrative decision?
QLS recommends a range of measures be implemented to improve processing visa classes which provide for family and partner unions. The delays and difficulties visa applicants encounter throughout the visa application process have significant impacts on individuals. These barriers impede the capacity of individuals to genuinely settle and meaningfully contribute to the community in Australia.
The Elder Law Committee and the Domestic and Family Violence Committee made a submission to draw to the Government’s attention the link between social isolation and forms of abuse, specifically elder abuse and domestic and family violence.
QLS submission to the Inquiry into the functions of the Independent Assessor and the performance of those functions. QLS raised concerns following interactions with the Office of the Independent Assessor and the Councillor Complaints Tribunal.
QLS considers that the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 (the Bill) achieves a reasonable balance in legislation which engages a number of important and fundamental human rights, however made a number of recommendations to improve the Bill.
Remarks in response to two questions taken on notice - Are there any areas of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 (the Bill) which can be amended by regulation? and Are there any amendments required to estate laws in relation to coercing a person to access the voluntary assisted dying scheme?
QLS provided this submission in response to questions taken on notice: 1. Are there any areas of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 (the Bill) which can be amended by regulation? 2. Are there any amendments required to estate laws in relation to coercing a person to access the voluntary assisted dying scheme?
QLS response to the Inquiry into the Inspector of Detention Services Bill which supports the intention of an Inspector of Detention Services, to promote and ensure the humane treatment and conditions of people detained.
QLS provision of further material after appearance before the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee in relation to its Inquiry into the Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021.
The Construction & Infrastructure Law Committee wrote to the Department of Energy and Public Works to query how the Queensland statutory trust legislation would affect circumstances where the retention money withheld under the subject is required to be withheld in a New South Wales retention trust account.
QLS welcomed this legislation to make permanent measures initially introduced during the pandemic. The Bill facilitates the electronic creation and remote witnessing of affidavits, statutory declarations, GPAs for businesses, deeds and particular mortgages. The bill also allows nurse practitioners to sign a capacity certificate for an AHD and streamlines domestic and family violence proceedings.
The QLS has written to the Treasurer regarding Legal Aid Queensland preferred supplier rates. The Society has advocated for an increase to Legal Aid preferred supplier rates to ensure that these rates are fair and reasonable.
Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department on a proposal for a national register of enduring powers of attorney for financial matters. QLS supported in principle the proposal for a national register, but considered that further harmonisation of the law relating to enduring powers of attorney and a model enduring document should come before the implementation of a national register.
QLS recognises the existing rights for consumers to have products repaired, replaced or refunded under guarantees in the Australian Consumer Law. Our members agree with the Commission that more needs to be done to support consumers to understand and enforce their rights, including the 'right to repair'.
The Bill proposes to further extend (and make some minor changes to) a number of the legislative measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as introduce new measures for quarantine payment costs.
Queensland Law Society's contribution to the Law Council's 2021-2020 Pre-Budget Submission compiled with input from a number of the QLS legal policy committees.
Feedback on the Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Feedback on the Commonwealth Integrity Commission Exposure Draft for inclusion in a submission made by the Law Council.
Queensland Law Society's consultation and feedback on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 and Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020.
Feedback and consultation on the development of the Queensland Law Reform Commission's proposed program: 2021-2026.
Further recommendations on the Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Act 2020 (Amendment Act) which was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 7 December 2020, assented on 11 December 2020 and proclaimed on 18 December 2020.
Comment on exposure draft of the legislative instrument and explanatory materials for changes to governance standard three in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013 to expand the scope of impermissible activities that registered charities must not engage in.
Contribution to Law Council's submission on the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020. This submission outlines some key issues raised by members of the Queensland Law Society’s Industrial Law Committee.
Feedback on the Federal Court of Australia Digital Practice Committee consultation considering how the Federal Court will utilise digital technology in the future.
Mandatory reporting requirements under section 229BC of the Criminal Code Act 1899
Feedback on The Treasury's "Modernising Business Communications - Improving the technology neutrality of Treasury Portfolio laws" Consultation Paper.
Queensland Law Society's feedback and comments on this significant legislative reform compiled with the assistance of members from the QLS Banking and Financial Services Law and Competition and Consumer Law Committees.
Comments on the Occupational Mobility Consultation, the concept of automatic mutual recognition (AMR) of occupational registrations and the exposure draft of the Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2020.
Feedback in response to The Treasury's consultation on Options for mandatory e-invoicing adoption by businesses.
Submission on behalf QLS members, notably those on our Criminal Law and Human Rights and Public Law Committees, to raise significant concerns about delays in parole decision-making by the Parole Board of Queensland.
The Bill proposes to further extend (and make some minor changes to) a number of the legislative measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. QLS expressed broad support for the extension of the legislative COVID-19 measures subject to: 1. appropriate scrutiny and oversight as outlined below; and 2. the comments we make below in relation to specific measures.
During QLS' appearance at the public hearing we raised out concerns regarding the use of data obtained from check-in apps by, for example law enforcement. The Deputy Chair asked us to provide further particulars about access to this information and information sharing arrangements between state and federal law enforcement.
QLS submitted that it is time Queensland law was brought into line with the other Australian jurisdictions, and public intoxication was removed from the Summary Offences Act 2005 (Qld).
QLS recognises that the Public Trustee Advisory and Monitoring Board's (the Board) establishment is a response to the former Public Advocate's report, in relation to how the Public Trustee of Queensland (PTQ) deals with certain clients.
Further correspondence on QLS submission of 18 September 2020 where we recommended amendments to the Queensland Employment Standards in the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (QLD) to address barriers some workers face in accessing termination entitlements.
QLS submission regarding the potential reform of the provisions in the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) about disclosure of information about regulatory activities, including investigations. QLS considered that the need for transparency must be balanced with the risks of prejudice to the charity involved.
QLS comments on the inquiries examining the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, the Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of Religion) Bill 2021.
Correspondence to the Minister for Children and Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs following the recent events and the focus on youth justice issues in Queensland.
Queensland Law Society's feedback and input for a Law Council's submission to the Department of Treasury in relation to a review of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).
QLS made a submission to the Review on the Public Trustee’s Fees and Charges, advocating for increased transparency from the Public Trustee as to how it has responded, or is responding, to the Public Advocate’s recent report.
QLS made a submission to the Review on the Public Trustee’s Fees and Charges, advocating for increased transparency from the Public Trustee as to how it has responded, or is responding, to the Public Advocate’s recent report.
Correspondence to the Office of Advance Care Planning to express concerns about Queensland Health’s Statement of Choices documents, and their interaction with other legal advance care planning documents (e.g., advance health directives and enduring powers of attorney).
QLS responses to consultation questions from the Review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
Submission to the Law Council of Australia to inform its advocacy work on the Commission’s final report, expressing the view that any legislation drafted to replace the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) must have a human rights focus that expressly protects and enhances the human rights of older people in line with international recommendations and protections.
The submission broadly supported the bill in implementing some of the recommendations from the Respect@Work Report including extending the timeframe to commence a claim in the AHRC. However, there are other recommendations requiring action. QLS sought amendments to the meaning "harassment on the grounds of sex" and to who was covered for miscarriage and still birth leave under the FWA.
QLS comments on the process for lodging a matter for mediation and what happens if those matters do not proceed to mediation in the context of the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021.
Queensland Law Society's feedback and supplementary correspondence on some of the issues encountered with the implementation and performance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (the NDIS).
QLS wrote to the Queensland Treasurer seeking legislative amendments to the Duties Act 2001 (Qld).
Queensland Law Society's feedback to the Law Council of Australia's submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee in relation to its Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021.
QLS supports the revised draft of this legislation. In our view, the provisions that relate to the execution of documents have been significantly simplified from prior versions and, as the explanatory memorandum indicates, make it easier to extend this approach across other parts of the Corporations Act 2001.
Feedback on the Federal Court of Australia Digital Practice Committee consultation on the Use of Technology in the Federal Courts.
The draft Bill seeks to make permanent changes to the Corporations Act introduced to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. QLS expressed support for changes to Schedule 1 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 and reiterates the support for those amendments, intended to support companies' and their officers' use of technology, in this submission.
QLS responded to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce on options for responding to coercive control. QLS acknowledged the debate about whether criminalising coercive control will reduce domestic violence against women. QLS emphasised the importance of a multi-faceted response to coercive control, including community and stakeholder education and improved implementation of current systems.
Queensland Law Society's feedback on the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee, Queensland Parliament's report on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
2020
Feedback on the Law Council of Australia's agribusiness industry consultation and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).
Correspondence to Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland regarding concerns about confusion that appears to exist on the Office of Fair Trading's website around the timing for the annual general meeting for incorporated associations.
Comments to inform the Department of Foreign Affairs negotiations on the UK Free Trade Agreement with respect to legal services.
Comments on the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 (CCB) and Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020 (consequential Bill), collectively the Bills.
Comments on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020.
Feedback have been sought from QLS members and the QLS legal policy committees about outstanding issues or problems they face in using the Courts, as well as measures they would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
The Federal Courts and Tribunals have been pro-active, responsive and consultative to quickly adapt processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feedback have been sought from QLS members and the QLS legal policy committees about outstanding issues or problems they face in using the Courts and Tribunals, as well as measures they would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Feedback on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020 as part of the inquiry being conducted by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
Feedback on the Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. As outlined in the Explanatory Notes, the Bill, amongst other matters, proposes amendments to the Criminal Code following the Queensland Law Reform Commission report on the Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact.
Comments on some aspects of the proposed reforms in the Exposure draft of Corporations Amendment (Virtual Meetings and Electronic Communications) Bill 2020 - permanent reforms in respect of virtual meetings and electronic document execution.
Letter at the request of QLS members to raise concerns about the application and interpretation of certain aspects of the First Home Owner’s Grant in light of a recent decision of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Feedback on the inquiry into general issues related to the implementation and performance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Submission and feedback on the Industry Consultation on Financial Products and the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth) Public consultation paper.
Feedback on legal profession issues and the urgent extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 and associated regulation.
Legislative response to COVID-19 pandemic that seeks retention of reforms to support business and the community and facilitate e-commerce, electronic signing and witnessing of documents, facilitating commercial transactions and virtual corporate and association meetings
Letter to Chief Justice of the District Court of Queensland about COVID-19 measures in state Courts, as well as measures Queensland Law Society members and the QLS policy committees would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Letter to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland about COVID-19 measures in state Courts, as well as measures Queensland Law Society members and the QLS policy committees would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Letter to Chief Magistrate of the Brisbane Magistrates Court about COVID-19 measures in state Courts, as well as measures Queensland Law Society members and the QLS policy committees would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Letter to Executive Director of Supreme District and Land Courts about COVID-19 measures in state Courts, as well as measures Queensland Law Society members and the QLS policy committees would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Feedback on the National Framework for Information Sharing between the Family Law and Family Violence and Child Protection Systems.
Letter to the Commissioner of State Revenue, Queensland Treasury about the call for a dedicated website to assist taxation professionals.
Comments on options to enhance the family safety competency of legal practitioners. QLS strongly supports ongoing education of legal professionals on domestic and family violence. Ongoing Education is critical to developing practitioners’ ability to identify risk and respond appropriately.
In line with key medical and human rights stakeholders, QLS advocates to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years of age.
Feedback on the issues paper for the review of the Privacy Act 1988. This submission highlights approaches and suggestions on key privacy law issues raised by the Issues Paper.
Feedback on the revised principles underpinning a Federal Judicial Commission. Our submission of 3 September 2020 in response to the Law Council’s first set of principles outlined the reasons why QLS considers a Federal Judicial Commission should be established.
Feedback on the Draft Propositions by Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission. The Queensland Law Society appreciates being consulted on this important step in the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.
An ongoing discussion of the Queensland Law Society’s Elder Law Committee relating to the multiplicity of substitute decision-makers and decision-making supports in guardianship matters.
Correspondence requesting urgent action be taken to improve the processing times for Centrelink clearances and Notices of Charge.
Comments in relation to the proposed amendments of the Corrective Services and the Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Comments and review on the Consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Uniform Law. The Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD) (LPA) provides for the regulation of legal practice in Queensland. However, the Legal Profession Uniform Law nonetheless has an impact on many of QLS's members.
Comments provided to the Law Council of Australia regarding potential areas of reform to achieve consistency across jurisdictions for the electronic execution of documents.
Comments and response on the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019 compiled by the QLS Industrial Law Committee, whose members have substantial expertise in this area.
Feedback on the Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. Children and young people occupy a special place in our community. Due to their age and vulnerability the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people must be protected and promoted.
Queensland Law Society (QLS) in its capacity as the peak professional body for the State’s legal practitioners, have considered the Aged Care Direction (No. 8) and its accompanying material as it applies to restricted residential aged care facilities.
Queensland Law Society requests that an exemption to the Chief Health Officer’s Hospital Visitors Direction be granted and published in respect of solicitors attending upon patients to make wills or enduring documents.
Comments on the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Comments and response on the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Comments to the Law Council in relation to its proposed response to the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 (Committee) Inquiry into the Australian Government's response to COVID-19.
Comments and submission on the Associations Incorporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.
Feedback on the implementation of the National Redress Scheme (NRS) compiled with the assistance of members across several of QLS legal policy committees, whose members have substantial expertise in this area.
Comments on the Attorney-General Department’s 'Singapore Convention on Mediation - Consultation paper' for inclusion in the Law Council’s submission.
Feedback on the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 compiled with the assistance of the QLS Accident Compensation and Tort Law Committee, whose members have substantial expertise in this area.
Various issues raised by the QLS Revenue Law Committee in participation with Queensland Treasury's Taxation Consultative Committee to discuss issues of concern to practitioners and other stakeholders who practise in revenue and taxation matters.
Feedback from QLS members and the QLS legal policy committees about outstanding issues or problems they face in using the Federal Court, as well as measures they would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Feedback from QLS members, including the QLS legal policy committees, about outstanding issues or problems members face in using the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, as well as measures they would like to see remain once the effects of the pandemic ease.
Feedback on the current approaches and barriers associated with services, support and life outcomes for autistic people, and the need for a National Autism Strategy and the related legal, social, and health frameworks.
Submission to the Review of the Crime and Corruption Commission’s activities. The Queensland Law Society (QLS) appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the important work of the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (Committee).
Submission to the Inquiry into the Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 has been prepared with the assistance of QLS Occupational Discipline Law and Industrial Law legal policy committees, whose members have substantial expertise in this area.
Feedback on the Planning initiatives to support economic recovery consultation on proposed amendments to the Development Assessment Rules, Minister’s Guidelines and Rules and Planning Regulation 2017.
Feedback on the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Bill 2020.
Submission to the Inquiry into the Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020 prepared with the assistance of QLS legal policy committees including the Industrial Law Committee and Criminal Law Committee.
Response of the QLS Human Rights and Public Law Committee on the Inquiry into the Human Rights of Women and Girls in the Pacific.
Feedback and QLS's review of the efficacy and the impact that measures taken by the courts in response to the COVID-19 emergency have had.
Feedback and recommendations for the inquiry into the Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2020.
Feedback on the Policy position paper - Sale or acquisition of land for overdue rates. As noted in the Position Paper, QLS has previously raised concerns with the process for the sale of land for overdue rates.
Queensland Law Society welcomes the release of the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) discussion paper Government access to vehicle-generated data. This submission highlights approaches and suggestions on some key data law issues.
Response to amendments passed to the Youth Justice Act 1992 as part of the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019.
Feedback on the Queensland Government’s health response to COVID-19 compiled with the assistance of the QLS Health and Disability Committee and the QLS Elder Law Committee.
Feedback on the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 compiled with the assistance of the QLS Mining and Resources Law Committee.
The Legal Perspectives on Solitary Confinement in Queensland report was released on 18 May 2020. The report provides empirical research pertaining to the experience of prisoners held in solitary confinement and includes a review of case law regarding the use of solitary confinement.
Feedback on the Law Council of Australia Review of the Law Council’s draft submission: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Comments on the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020.
Letter to the Premier of Queensland about the Legal Perspectives on Solitary Confinement in Queensland report released on 18 May 2020. The report provides empirical research pertaining to the experience of prisoners held in solitary confinement and includes a review of case law regarding the use of solitary confinement.
Feedback on the Criminal Justice System Issues Paper in relation to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Input from the Queensland Law Society as to whether it would be beneficial for the Law Council in consultation with Constituent Bodies to keep a list of the various public health and emergency management orders made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feedback on the issues raised in the terms of reference to the inquiry. QLS is pleased to see the Terms of Reference acknowledge the role of climate change in the extreme bushfire season Australia experience in 2019-2020, resulting in devastating loss of life, property and wildlife, as well as environmental destruction across the nation.
Consideration of the implementation of the Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct and its possible impact on affected parties.
Feedback on the process for the dispute resolution required by the recently announced Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADR Committee has drafted a proposal for how this process could work.
QLS supports the need for urgent legislative reform to assist tenants and landlords as a result of the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the reform must however balance the needs of tenants and landlords.
Comments on the Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement December 2019.
Feedback on the Magistrates Court published amended Practice Direction 3 of 2020, intending to facilitate an expanded capacity to hear non-urgent represented matters in the Magistrates Court, subject to specific registry capacities.
Items raised by the QLS Revenue Law Committee for consideration by the Office of State Revenue (OSR) in regards to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, JobKeeper package and wages, and the delivery of correspondence and documents to legal practitioners.
Comments in respect of possible solutions to the issues of witnessing of wills, enduring powers of attorney, appointments of enduring guardian, affidavits and other solemn documents where it is impossible to meet the signatory face to face; and facilitating practitioners needing to cross State and Territory borders to attend to essential legal services.
The QLS Not for Profit Law Committee identified concerns about the eligibility of charities and not for profits for the JobKeeper Payment in light of the particular role these organisations have in Australia and the way in which they operate financially.
QLS correspondence to the Queensland Premier and Minister of Trade and the Leader of the Opposition regarding the growing threat that prisons and youth detention centres pose to the spread of COVID-19 in the Queensland community.
Response to the Law Council's revised proposal in relation to seeking variations to the Legal Services Award 2020, to respond to issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Further feedback to QLS's previous correspondence of 24 March 2020 dealing the impact of COVID19 restrictions on the legal profession and the community. There are a number of measures to raise that may be considered as emergency responses to the issues we see occurring.
QLS writing to seek urgent support in overcoming a significant practical difficulty which has been heightened in the evolving COVID-19 crisis. Feedback on the Supreme Court and the District Court that are encouraging the listing of sentences where there is a likelihood that the prisoner will be released from custody.
Members of the QLS Industrial Law Committee's feedback and concerns about a decision of the Fair Work Commission to make new rules about annualised wage arrangements that could be misleading to employers and result in non-compliance.
Feedback on the proposed amendments to sections 651 and 652 of the Criminal Code Act. The amendments are contained in Clauses 53, 54 and 164 of the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (JOLA Bill).
Comments on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the incorporated associations of Queensland, particularly in light of recent government announcements about limiting non-essential gatherings and likely further restrictions of movement.
Response compiled with the assistance of the QLS Elder Law and Succession Law Committees providing comments on the Enhancing protections relating to the use of Enduring Power of Attorney instruments - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement.
Comments to the Law Council’s submission to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act Review) and in particular to the Independent Review's Discussion Paper.
Response on a proposed international convention on the rights of older persons compiled with assistance by the QLS Elder Law Committee and the QLS Human Rights Law Committee.
Comments on the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020 to amend the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Act 2019 to make the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme more flexible.
Comments on the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) submission on the third cycle of the Universal Period Review (UPR) of Australia’s compliance with its international human rights obligations.
Queensland Law Society's response to the question, "Is there current legislation to prosecute criminal negligence by corporate mining executives?" at the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee's public hearing for the inquiry into the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Comments compiled with the assistance of members of the QLS Mining and Resources Law, Industrial Law and Criminal Law Committees who have substantial expertise in this area.
Comments on the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2019 (No. 2).
Comment and submission on the merits of the development of a Law Council policy position on climate change.
Response on the Queensland Law Reform Commission's Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact, compiled by members of the QLS Criminal Law Committee, whose members have substantial expertise in this area.
Request of the Society’s Children’s Law Committee requesting the Chief Magistrate, Judge of the District Court of Queensland, to give consideration to the issues identified that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preliminary views regarding the proposal to update the Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) lawyers survey.
Comments on the Religious freedom reforms which include the drafts of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 and the Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of Religion) Bill 2019.
Comments to the Inquiry into the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commission's performance of its functions to assess and report on complaints about corrupt conduct.
Response after appearing before Parliament House's Economics and Governance Committee on the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 on Monday, 20 January 2020.
Queensland Law Society appeared before the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.
Queensland Law Society appeared before the Education, Employment and Small Business Committee on the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019 on Tuesday, 21 January 2020.
Comments on the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019.
Comments on the review of the Seniors Legal and Support Services (SLASS) program. QLS has taken a special interest in the prevention of elder abuse for a number of years and is committed to advocating for services and policies that assist the victims of elder abuse and prevent further elder abuse within the community.
Feedback compiled by the QLS Criminal Law Committee on the Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.
Comments on the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 that amends five health portfolio acts and two regulations to implement various policy objectives. This submission is limited to the proposed amendments to the Public Health Act 2005 (PHA) and in particular the insertion of Chapter 5B which seeks to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy by health service providers in Queensland.
Comments and submission on the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.
Response to a decision announced in a media release on 23 July 2020 ('Update on Queensland fiscal position') to transfer the Titles Registry to the Queensland Future Fund. Queensland Law Society (QLS) considers that it is essential that the Titles Registry remains in public hands as a vital service to the Queensland public.
Letter to Attorney-General and Minister of Justice about ongoing issues QLS members are facing in respect of obtaining court transcripts from the current service provider.
Feedback on the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and the acknowledgment of the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to the Great Barrier Reef.
2019
Memorandum dated 20 December 2018 regarding the 2019-20 PreBudget submission comments on the two key issues of Commonwealth funding for legal assistance services and Commonwealth funding for federal courts and tribunals.
Letter to the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services to raise the issue of access to legal representation in Queensland correctional facilities.
Confidential consultation draft of the proposed amendments to the Human Rights Bill 2018 to be moved by the Leader of the Opposition.
Comments on the amendments to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010 in relation to the removal of the 21 day time limit for applying for a Special Hardship Order and the Zero point limit for Special Hardship Licence.
Comments on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018.
Letter to the Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence in relation to the issue of children and young people being detained in watch houses and the treatment of these children while they are held in these facilities.
Letter to the Premier of Queensland following on-going media reporting of the growing number of children, some as young as 10, being held in Queensland watchhouses for extended periods of time in facilities with dangerous adult offenders, and attempts by some understood to have committed acts of selfharm.
Comments on the 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).
Comments on the Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.
Comments on the inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying compiled by the QLS Elder Law Committee, Health and Disability Law Committee and Succession Law Committee.
Letter to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in relation to the Parliamentary Education, Employment and Small Business Committee’s Inquiry into the Working with Children Bills.
Letter to the Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice in relation to the Parliamentary Education, Employment and Small Business Committee’s Inquiry into the Working with Children Bills.
Letter to the editor of Courier Mail of 17 January 2019 about the fate of Robert Fardon by Marg Wenham's measured and balanced column-which she delivered after reading the actual judgement.
Comments on the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. QLS makes comments with a particular focus on the interests of procedural fairness and natural justice.
Comments on the Mineral Resources (Galilee Basin) Amendment Bill 2018.
Comments on the Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. This response has been prepared with the assistance of the QLS Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Mining & Resources Law Committee, the Reconciliation & First Nations Advancement Committee, the Property & Development Law Committee and the Revenue Law Committee.
Comments on the Police Service Administration (Discipline Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. QLS welcomes sound reform of the police disciplinary system, which has been dysfunctional for more than 25 years.
Feedback on Protecting Queenslanders from Violent and Child Sex Offenders Amendment Bill 2018. The Bill seeks to amend the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (DPSOA), relying on the High Court decision of Pollentine v Bleijie [2014] HCA 30. .
Comments on the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
Letter to the Shadow Attorney-General and Minister for Justice regarding a recent news report of certain road traffic accidents.
Comments on the Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 and on the proposed amendments to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
Comments on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 [Provisions].
Letter to supplement QLS's letter dated 26 April 2019 regarding the Parliamentary Education, Employment and Small Business Committee's Inquiry into the Working with Children Bills.
2018
QLS submission on the 2018 review of the model WHS laws.
QLS submission on the Australian Law Reform Discussion Paper: Review of the Family Law System.
QLS submission on the provision of funds to support legal representation for young people seeking bail applications.
QLS submission on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the proposed remake of the British Probates Regulation 2008.
QLS submission on the inquiry into Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century in order to report on the current framework of fundraising regulation for charities and options for reform.
QLS submission on the Childrens Court Expert Assistance Pilot.
QLS submission on the Civil Liability (Institutional Child Abuse) Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission in relation to the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council's report 'Classification of child exploitation material for sentencing purposes'.
QLS submission on the Closing the Gap Refresh The Next Phase Public Discussion Paper.
QLS submission on a potential ACCC collective bargaining class exemption.
QLS submission on the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related bill, the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017.
QLS comments on the issue of consent in Queensland criminal law.
QLS submission on the Consultation Paper: 303 - Credit cards: Responsible lending assessments.
QLS submission on the terms of reference on the review of the penalties imposed on sentence for criminal offences arising from the death of a child.
QLS submission on the clarification, simplification and modernisation of the consumer guarantee framework.
QLS submission on the Copyright Modernisation Consultation.
QLS submission on the Criminal Code (Non-consensual sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS responses to questions taken on notice at the public hearing on the Criminal Code (Non-consensual sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS comments on the "Draft Law Companion Ruling LCR 2018/D1 - Purchaser's obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property".
QLS submission on the Draft Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the effectiveness of the Franchising Code.
QLS submission on the expiry and remake of the Service and Execution of Process Act 1993 (Cth).
QLS submission on the Exposure Draft of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018 and on the consultation paper on proposed regulations.
QLS submission on the draft regulations and explanatory statement for the proposed external conduct standards that charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission will need to comply with when operating outside Australia.
QLS submission on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearing) Bill 2017.
QLS response to a media statement proposing to introduce fast-tracked legislation to deliver certainty for Ipswich.
QLS submission on the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries Strategy) Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Bill 2017
QLS submission in respect of the Human Rights Bill 2018.
QLS request for a longer consultation period on the Human Rights Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Industrial Relations Tribunal Rules 2011.
QLS submission to the inquiries into the My Health Record system and the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.
QLS submission to the Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders.
QLS submission on the Inquiry into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017.
QLS submission to the inquiry into operations of Toll roads in Queensland.
QLS submission on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Legislation (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017.
QLS comments on the Inquiry into the Quality of Aged Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia.
QLS submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into wage theft in Queensland.
QLS submission on the issue of interest payable under section 59 of the Civil Proceedings Act 2011.
QLS comments on the consultation paper: Introducing an economy wide cash payment limit.
QLS concerns regarding the revocation of bail of defendants in custody in certain circumstances.
QLS submission in respect of Practice Direction 22 of 2018.
QLS submission on the inquiry by the Joint Costs Advisory Committee.
QLS submission on the Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the Justice Legislation (Links to Terrorist Activity) Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS letter expressing disappointment regarding the lack of consultation in recent reform.
QLS submission on the Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018.
QLS supplementary submission on the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Mining, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Issues paper on the National Disability Agreement Review.
QLS submission on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 and related bill.
QLS submission on the Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS letter concerning arrests by the Crime and Corruption Commissions Queensland of Queensland solicitors as a part of Operation Stockade.
QLS request to be involved in the Planning System Reference Group.
QLS submission on the Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Police and Other Legislation (Identity and Biometric Capability) Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission to the University of Queensland's review of the Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Act 2017.
QLS submission on the Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS request for statistics regarding prisoners held in prolonged solitary confinement.
QLS follow up request for statistics regarding prisoners held in prolonged solitary confinement.
QLS submission on proposed amendment to section 5 of the Civil Liability Act 2003.
QLS submission on the proposed amendments to the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission proposes amendment to the court authorised wills provisions contained in the Succession Act 1981.
QLS submission on the Queensland Audit Office's Forensic Services Audit Strategy 2018.
QLS submission on the Queensland Competition Authority Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the final report of the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 prepared by Queensland University of Technology.
QLS letter raising concerns regarding an article published by RACQ entitled "RACQ echoes calls for CTP change".
QLS comments on the Religious Freedom Review.
QLS comments on the Response to the Australian Government's proposal regarding the establishment of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
QLS submission to the Economics and Governance Committee on the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission to the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships on the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission to Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Treasurer on the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Review of Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 (Qld).
QLS submission on the operation of consent in Queensland criminal laws, particularly relating to Chapter 32 offences of the Criminal Code.
QLS submission on the Review of protected animals management framework.
QLS submission on the review of termination of pregnancy laws in Queensland.
QLS supplementary submission on the review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012.
QLS submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's Review of the Family Law System.
QLS submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018.
QLS submission further detailing concerns regarding the Supreme Court Practice Direction 22 of 2018.
QLS submission on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018.
QLS submission to the inquiry into the role of Commonwealth, state and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers.
QLS submission on the Tow Truck and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 and comments on the draft online forms proposed to be introduced as part of the amendments to collecting GST on property transactions.
QLS submission on the extension of unfair contract term provisions to contracts of insurance.
QLS further letter concerning arrests by the Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland of four Queensland solicitors as part of Operation Stockade.
QLS submission on the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
QLS submission on amendments to Youth Justice (Transitional) Regulation 2017
2017
QLS proactive submission in relation to access to legal representation in Queensland correctional facilities and the availability of interview rooms at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.
QLS letter regarding access to legal representation in Queensland correctional facilities.
QLS submission on the Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practiced.
QLS submission on the Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Act 2017.
QLS submission on the Competition and Consumer (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017.
QLS submission to the proposed amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (Act) as set out in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the NSW Government consultation in relation to the civil litigation recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
QLS submission on the Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration Draft Report.
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the on the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 consultation draft.
QLS submission on the amendments to the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission in relation to possible law reform around the definition of child in Queensland succession law.
QLS letter raising the issue of the extensive delays in obtaining drug purity certificates which are used to detail the chemical composition of drug seizures.
QLS response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the Draft decision on fee free ATMs in remote Indigenous communities.
QLS submission to the Department of Transport and Main Roads on the Drink Driving Discussion Paper 2017.
QLS submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill. QLS supports the draft Bill to the extent that it amends the definition of marriage under the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) from being between a ‘man and woman’ to ‘two people’.
QLS submission on the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the Final Report of the Australian Consumer Law Review - Queensland Fundraising law reform.
QLS submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the Harmonisation and Enhancement of Search Warrant Powers.
QLS submission to the Public Works and Utilities Committee on the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters on the Committee’s review of political donations as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election.
QLS submission on the Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism.
QLS comments on the Joint Costs Advisory Committee in relation to the Inquiry into Legal Practitioners’ Scale of Costs.
QLS submission on the Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS submission on the submission on the Exposure Draft: Mine Safety and Health Authority Bill 2017.
QLS submission to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee on the Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017.
QLS submission in relation to Non-Lapsing Caveats on behalf of Trustees in Bankruptcy.
QLS submission on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment Consultation Paper.
QLS submission on the sixth and final issues paper reviewing the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld) - Parts 1-4, Part 6 and Part 20.
QLS submission on the issues paper Consistency between the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980.
QLS submission on the Queensland Court technology review.
QLS submission on Regulation of the Labour Hire Industry 2016 - Issues Paper.
QLS request for a process to assess urgent matters, including the urgent registration of dealings.
QLS response to the Report on Claim Farming in Queensland CTP Scheme.
QLS proactive submission in relation to the forfeiture rule in Queensland.
QLS proactive submission in relation to delays in obtaining hearing dates for public examinations under the Corporations Act 2001.
QLS submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017.
QLS submission to Queensland Corrective Services on the Standard Guidelines for Corrections in Australia.
QLS submission in response to the options paper 'The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland'
QLS submission to the Public Works and Utilities Committee on the Tow Truck and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS submission to the Finance and Administration Committee on the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS further submission on the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017, specifically in respect of clause 31.
QLS letter in relation to the proposed "industrial manslaughter" offence under the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
QLS proactive submission in relation to issues arising from section 148(1) of the Youth Justice Act 1992 (Qld).
2016
QLS submission on the Adoption and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Australian Consumer Law Review Interim Report.
QLS submission on the Issues Paper: Australian Consumer Law Review Issues Paper - March 2016.
QLS letter raising concern about the potentially misleading state of the information published on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission register in relation to charities.
QLS submission on the Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting - Mason's Law) Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 and the Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 and Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016.
QLS letter raising concerns regarding administration appointments and enduring powers of attorney.
QLS submission on the Crime and Corruption Commission Discussion Paper - Publicising allegations of corrupt conduct
QLS submission on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
QLS submission on the Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the AMA Queensland's draft Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) Issues Paper version 2.2.
QLS submission on the draft Planning Bill 2015 and the draft Planning and Environment Court Bill 2015.
QLS submission on the draft statutory guideline for issuing 'Chain of Responsibility' (CORA) environmental protection orders.
QLS submission on the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Exposure Draft of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015.
QLS submission to the inquiry on the Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse-to-Patient and Midwife-to-Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015.
QLS submission on the Industrial Relations Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Constitution of Queensland and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property Arrangements Draft Report.
QLS submission on the "Interim Report: Seller Disclosure in Queensland".
QLS submission on the Issues Paper: Child sexual abuse - civil litigation issues review.
QLS submission to the inquiry undertaken by the Finance and Administration Committee into the practices of the labour industry in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Land Access Code 2016.
QLS submission on the draft Land Court (Transitional) Regulation 2016.
QLS submission on landholder opt-outs of conduct and compensation agreement or deferral agreements.
QLS letter proposing amendment to the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) relating to sophisticated clients and cost disclosure.
QLS submission on the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 and the Limitation of Actions Legislation (Child Abuse Civil Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 and the Limitation of Actions and Other Legislation (Child Abuse Civil Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2016
QLS letter raising concerns regarding the decision in Maggs v RACQ Insurance Limited (2016) QSC 41.
QLS submission on the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Regulation 2016.
QLS submission on the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Bill 2016.
QLS submission to the Parliamentary Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee Human Rights Inquiry.
QLS submission on amendment to PD 12/2010 - Witness Giving Evidence in Committal Proceedings and repeal of PD 21/2013 - Contested Bail Applications.
QLS letter regarding the QCAT Practice Direction No 6 of 2015 "Process for administrative reviews in protection matters".
QLS comments on the Queensland Courts Website Redevelopment Project.
QLS submission to the review of the parole system in Queensland.
QLS feedback on the QUT Issues Paper - Procedural Issues under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.
QLS letter regarding registration as a charity under the Collection Act 1966 (Qld).
QLS letter to Department of Justice and Attorney-General regarding the Restorative Justice Mediation Program.
QLS submission on the review of the redesign of enduring power of attorney and advance health directives forms.
QLS submission to the Review of Queensland CTP Insurance Scheme.
QLS submission to the Review of the Parliamentary Committee System.
QLS submission on the Royal Commission's March 2016 Consultation Paper on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Out-of-Home Care.
QLS submission on the Department of Housing and Public Works' Security of Payment Discussion Paper dated December 2015.
QLS letter requesting a meeting regarding the Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Bill.
QLS submission on the Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Australian Law Reform Commission's Issues Paper 47 on elder abuse.
QLS letter regarding the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015.
QLS submission on the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS letter expressing concern about the inability of legal practitioners to obtain appointments to see clients in youth detention centres.
QLS submission on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Bill 2016.
QLS submission on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
QLS submission on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.
2015
QLS letter in relation to access to legal representation in Queensland correctional facilities.
QLS letter regarding alcohol related violence.
QLS letter regarding the appointment policy of the Office of the Public Guardian.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.
QLS submission to the Law Council of Australia concerning the Australian Law Reform Commission's Review of Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges.
QLS submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics in relation to the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measure) Bill 2015.
QLS submission in relation to the Harper Review Final Report.
QLS submission to the Competition Policy Review Final Report.
QLS submission on the Crime and Corruption Commission review of the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013.
QLS submission to the Crime and Corruption Regulation 2005.
QLS submission on the Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill 2015.
QLS submission on the review of the content and operation of the Criminal Practice Rules.
QLS letter in relation to previous amendments to the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.
QLS submission in relation to Elder Abuse law reform.
QLS submission to the Electronic Publication of Court Proceedings Committee concerning the electronic communication of court proceedings.
QLS submission to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commissions on the Exposure Draft of the Commissioner's Interpretation Statement regarding Health Promotion Charities.
QLS letter to the Attorney-General regarding the harmonisation of regulation as it relates to Charities.
QLS submission to the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Qld)
QLS submission to the Finance and Administration Committee on the Industrial Relations (reintroduction of fairness) Bill 2015.
QLS submission to the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee on the Inquiry into a Suitable Model for the Implementation of the National Injury Insurance Scheme.
QLS submission on the Payroll Tax Rebate, Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
QLS submission concerning the steps to be taken to progress towards a successful referendum on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition. The Society adopts a position in overall support of Indigenous Constitutional Recognition.
QLS letter to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills in relation to justice mediation in criminal law matters.
QLS submission in relation to the LACC review of the Academic Requirements for Admission, specific to the question of whether or not Ethics and Professional Responsibility should be removed from the Academic Requirements for Admission.
QLS submission in relation to the Legal Aid Queensland Best practice guidelines for working with children and young people.
QLS submission on the Mental Health Bill 2015.
QLS feedback in relation to the Mental Health Bill 2015.
QLS letter regarding abolishment of the offender levy.
QLS submission in relation to the draft "Protection against fraud in property listings - verification of identity" guidelines.
QLS submission on the Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2005.
QLS feedback in relation to proposed amendment to s 126 Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.
QLS feedback on the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015 (Qld)
QLS submission on Consultation Paper 4 of the Statutory Review of the Personal property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA).
QLS letter regarding the definition of "stepchild" in the Succession Act 1981.
QLS letter in relation to the reinstatement of sentence reviews for children and young people under the Youth Justice Act 1992.
QLS submission on the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
QLS letter regarding the timetable for implementation of changes to the Youth Justice Act 1992.
QLS letter to Queensland Corrective Services in relation to the transmission of legal documents to prisoners held at Maryborough Correctional Centre and the availability of video links and legal visits at the facility.
QLS submission to the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (Cth)
QLS submission in relation to the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (Cth)
QLS feedback on the proposed Law Council Shadow Report to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Australia's human rights obligations.
QLS supplementary submission for inclusion in the Law Council Shadow Report to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Australia's human rights obligations on the topic of rights of indigenous peoples.
QLS submission to the Finance and Administration Committee on the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
2014
QLS submission on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS letter raising the issue of access to legal representation in Queensland correctional facilities.
QLS letter regarding regarding alcohol-related violence as a priority matter for government.
QLS submission on the proposed ALRC Inquiry into Commonwealth Laws for Consistency and Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges.
QLS submission on the amendments to the Franchising Code and Competition and Consumer Act.
QLS submission on the ATO draft taxation ruling TR 2014/D5 regarding income tax and special conditions for various entities whose ordinary and statutory income is exempt.
QLS submission on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014.
QLS letter regarding the sanctions regime vis-a-vis Australia's relations with Fiji.
QLS letter raising concern regarding the cancellation of weekly asylum seeker briefings.
QLS submission on amendments to rr361 and 364 UCPR regarding offers to settle.
QLS letter requesting clarity around charity subtypes with the ACNC.
QLS submission on the Child Guardian Summary Investigation Report and the use of separation at a Queensland Youth Detention Centre.
QLS submission on the amendments to the Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS letter regarding the process for Child Safety Services to adopt when a decision is made to withdraw an application before the Childrens Court of Queensland in a child protection proceeding.
QLS submission on the inquiry into the Department of Human Services Child Support program.
QLS letter regarding the commencement of the Charities Act 2013.
QLS letter to the Assistant Treasurer regarding the commencement of the Charities Act 2013.
QLS submission on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Commissioner's Interpretation Statement 2014/3 'Provision of housing by charities'.
QLS submission on the Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Competition Policy Review - Issues Paper.
QLS joint submission with the LCA on the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: National Injury Insurance Scheme - Motor Vehicle Accidents.
QLS letter regarding the Courier Mail article dated, 17 March 2013 entitled, 'Queensland may introduce sex offender registry based on controversial WA model'.
QLS submission on the Crime and Misconduct and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the amendments to the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS letter regarding the Digital Electronic Recording of Interviews and Evidence Manual.
QLS submission on the Disability Services (Restrictive Practices) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
QLS submission on the draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Draft Models Report - National Centre for Excellence consultation project.
QLS submission on the draft Social Services Investment Framework.
QLS submission to the OSR's review of the duty treatment of sales of retirement villages in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Electoral Reform Amendment Bill 2013.
QLS submission on the Issues Paper, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws.
QLS submission regarding the expiry of the Justices Regulation 2004.
QLS submission on the exposure draft of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses Consultation Paper.
QLS letter raising concerns with the QPS position regarding charging a fee for an additional copy of the QP9.
QLS feedback for consultation on the C20 draft position papers.
QLS feedback on the Queensland government's Service agreement - standard terms (version 1.0).
QLS feedback on the general protections forms published for consultation.
QLS submission on the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission regarding the wages threshold for employees to commence simplified common law claims in the Magistrates Court.
QLS submission on the Public Guardian Bill 2014, Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2014 and the Family and Child Commission Bill 2014.
QLS submission to the inquiry on strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity in Queensland.
QLS letter seeking that the government consider introducing an anti-bullying regime in Queensland similar to that which now exists at a federal level under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
QLS submission on the Issues Paper and Consultation Regulation Impact Statement for improving the model Work Health and Safety laws.
QLS letter regarding the lack of soundproofing in the new Supreme and District Court cells interview rooms.
QLS submission on the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the amendments to the Major Events Bill 2014.
QLS response to media release entitled 'Youth crime top priority for government'.
QLS submission on the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014.
QLS submission in response to the discussion paper on legislative framework issues.
QLS submission on the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper.
QLS response to the Option Paper for Replacement Arrangements following the abolition of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
QLS submission on Part 5, Schedule 11 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Act 2013 (Cth).
QLS submission on the Penalties and Sentences (Indexation) Amendment Bill 2013.
QLS views on Practice Direction No 21 or 2013 - contested s16(3A) bail applications and Saturday sittings.
QLS submission regarding the issue of cross border disclosure of personal information in light of the changes to the Privacy Act.
QLS submission on the Productivity Commission Draft Report resulting from the Public Inquiry on Access to Justice Arrangements.
QLS letter raising further concerns regarding issues faced when attempting to book the Bank or incoming mortgages in property conveyancing settlements in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Property Occupations Bill 2013.
QLS submission on the Property Law Review Issues Paper 1 - Seller Disclosure in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Property Law Review Issues Paper 2 - Lot entitlements under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.
QLS letter regarding issues when attempting to redeem bank guarantees, particularly for smaller sums.
QLS letter inquiring about referral pathways to legal services used by the Fair Work Commission and Fair Work Ombudsman.
QLS request to convene a roundtable for the review of the Mental Health Act 2000.
QLS request to convene roundtable for the review of the Mental Health Act 2000.
QLS submission on the draft legislation, draft regulations and explanatory materials implementing the 2009-10 Budget measure to restate and centralise the special conditions for tax concession entities.
QLS submission to the Review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 (Qld).
QLS submission on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2000 Discussion Paper - May 2014.
QLS letter concerning the lack of due process afforded to judicial officers and the protection and promotion of the rule of law in the Republic of Nauru.
QLS submission on the amendments to the Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee's inquiry into grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren.
QLS submission on the statutory review of Commonwealth Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation.
QLS further submission regarding the statutory review of Commonwealth Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation.
QLS submission on the Statutory Review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009.
QLS submission on Consultation Paper 2 with respect to the Statutory Review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 - "Creation and perfection of security interests; taking free rules; priority rules; and other dealings in collateral".
QLS submission on the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013.
QLS submission on the Regional Planning Interests Regulation 2014.
QLS submission on the Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS letter commending the consideration of a White Paper on the Reform of Australia's Tax System in the Budget 2014/15.
QLS submission on the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS submission on the Youth Justice and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
QLS supplementary submission on the amendments to the Youth Justice and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
2013
QLS submission in relation to the 2013 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.
QLS submission in relation to further access to legal advice for manufactured home parks and retirement village residents.
QLS submission in relation to agreed harmonisation of meaning of 'charity' before new statutory definition adopted.
QLS submission in relation to the Consultation Paper Review of the QCAT Act 2009.
QLS submission in relation to the consultation paper on governance standards for the Not For Profit sector.
QLS submission in relation to Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission in relation to Criminal Law Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012.
QLS submission in relation to Criminal Law Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012.
QLS submission in relation to Criminal Proceeds Confiscation (Unexplained Wealth and Serious Drug Offender Confiscation Order) Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission in relation to Directors' Liability Reform Amendment Bill 2022.
QLS submission in relation to Draft Regulatory Guide 4 - Lump Sum Cost Agreements.
QLS submission in relation to Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) Bill 2012.
QLS letter expressing concern over the impeachment proceedings in respect of the Hon (Dr) Shirani Bandaranayake, Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.
QLS submission in relation to the Inquiry into the Value of a Justice Reinvestment Approach to Criminal Justice in Australia.
QLS proactive submission in relation to a complication in the Australian Taxation Office for not-for-profit organisations.
QLS submission in relation to Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS letter in relation to the Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme.
QLS submission in relation to the discussion paper: Payment Dispute Resolution in the Queensland Building and Construction Industry.
QLS submission in relation to Police Powers and Responsibilities (Motor Vehicle Impoundment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission in relation to Queensland Fund Raising Legislation Impacting on Charities.
QLS submission in relation to Queensland Mental Health Commission Bill 2012.
QLS submission in relation to the issues paper: should Queensland maintain or terminate the referral of industrial relations jurisdiction for the unincorporated private sector to the Commonwealth?
2012
QLS submission on the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011.
QLS letter regarding access to the Positive Behaviour Support Policy.
QLS letter regarding the media release "New Adults Guardian and Public Advocate announced".
QLS letter raising concerns with the approval process for temporary permits to travel interstate for people on parole or probation orders.
QLS submission on the LCA memo seeking feedback on the Electronic Conveyancing National Law. Model Operating Requirements and Model Participation Rules.
QLS submission raising Queensland specific issues with respect to the consultation releases of the Australian Registrars' National Electronic Conveyancing Council Electronic Conveyancing National Law, Model Operating Requirements and Model Participation Rules.
QLS submission on the assessment of costs regime.
QLS submission on Regulatory Guide 2 - "Billing Practices".
QLS submission on the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the creation of the Charter of the Commonwealth.
QLS letter expressing disappointment at being excluded from the preliminary roundtable regarding the Child Protection Legislation Inquiry.
QLS submission on the Classification of Computer Games and Images and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS letter regarding the closure of the ASX Brisbane Office.
QLS letter expressing concern at the decision to close the ASX office in Brisbane.
QLS letter regarding the police response during the 3.0 BERSIH rally held on 28 April 2012.
QLS letter expressing concern over reports of threats to the life of Ms Asma Jahangir.
QLS submission on outstanding issues regarding the consolidation of anti-discrimination laws.
QLS further correspondence regarding decriminalisation of children in residential care facilities.
QLS comments on the LCA draft submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General on contract law reform.
QLS submission on the Convention providing a uniform law on the form of an International Will, with the view to introducing uniform provisions in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Issues Paper: Copyright and the Digital Economy.
QLS submission on the draft Corporations Amendment Regulations for Funded Class Actions.
QLS letter regarding cost assessment provisions contained within the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009.
QLS submission on the draft Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the information paper entitled "Criminal Justice Procedure Reform".
QLS submission on the Inquiry into the Criminal Law (False Evidence before Parliament) Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the Inquiry into the Criminal Law (Two Strike Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the Inquiry into the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS letter regarding delays in the processing of searches for QCAT applications relating to trees.
QLS submission on the effect of the proposed sections 576. 578 and 579 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
QLS submission on the draft National Human Rights Action Plan.
QLS submission on the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Reference on Copyright.
QLS submission to the Inquiry into the Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS letter in support of Queensland being a part of the electronic conveyancing initiative.
QLS feedback on the Domestic Violence Protocol.
QLS letter raising issues which require follow-up action after meeting with the Queensland Parole Board.
QLS submission on the Franchising Agreements Bill 2011.
QLS letter raising issues in relation to the 2013 review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.
QLS further submission on the Domestic Violence Protocol, specifically regarding the particular need of children and young people whom court staff should be aware of in domestic violence proceedings.
QLS submission on the Issues Paper - Gift Cards in the Australian Market.
QLS letter expressing concern regarding the Government's decision not to renew funding for Sisters Inside.
QLS letter in relation to group proceedings in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the publication "No win No fee Costs Agreements Information for Consumers".
QLS letter seeking a review of the manner in which failure to pay a fine specified on an infringement notice or through a court-ordered fine is dealt with in Queensland.
QLS submission in relation to the Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements.
QLS submission to the Inquiry into the Detention of Indonesian Minors in Australia.
QLS letter regarding appearance at the public hearing for the Inquiry into the Operation of Queensland's Workers' Compensation Scheme.
QLS submission on the IP Australia Fee Review 2011 Consultation Paper.
QLS letter regarding itemised bills and relevant case law.
QLS letter regarding Justices of the Peace determining matters in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
QLS submission in the response to the LCA Memo seeking comments for inclusion in the International covenant on Civil and Political Rights Review.
QLS submission on proposal regarding the management of court orders whereby court orders would be scanned and emailed to practitioners and parties.
QLS submission on the Management of Dangerous and Potentially Dangerous Dogs in Queensland Discussion Paper.
QLS submission on the issue of management rights in community titles schemes.
QLS letter regarding the operation of section 78(3) of the Transport Operations (Road Use) Management Act 1995.
QLS submission regarding the mandatory suspension of driver licences under section 78(3) of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
QLS submission on the Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012.
QLS submission regarding the role of paper certificates of title for concurrent electronic and paper based conveyancing.
QLS letter regarding the QLS submission on the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Bill 2011.
QLS submission to the Inquiry into the Operation of the Queensland Workers' Compensation Scheme.
QLS supplementary submission to the Inquiry into the Operation of the Queensland Workers' Compensation scheme.
QLS submission on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.
QLS letter regarding the ownership of documents delivered by the prosecution to an accused person or an accused person's lawyer.
QLS letter urging the continuance of the portfolio committee system following the 2012 State Election.
QLS letter to the leader of the Opposition regarding the continuance of the portfolio committee system following the 2012 State Election.
QLS letter raising the issue of communication between Queensland Parole Boards and prisoners.
QLS letter regarding passive alert drug detention searches that are carried out on legal visitors.
QLS submission on the Inquiry into the Penalties and Sentences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission expressing concern at the accuracy of the results produced by the new on-line compensation estimate service.
QLS letter to the Deputy Premier regarding key planning reform issues for consideration under the new Government.
QLS letter to Assistant Minister for Planning Reform regarding key planning reform issues for consideration under the new Government.
QLS submission on the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 (Qld).
QLS letter regarding the issue of pre-conference counselling costs for sexual offences referred to a youth justice conference.
QLS submission to the LCA in relation to the proposed amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
QLS submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in relation to the proposed amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
QLS letter after consideration of the Court of Appeal judgment King v King (2012) QCA 81.
QLS letter requesting to be included in consultation regarding any draft legislation which may be introduced to give effect to any change in penalties for evading police officers.
QLS letter regarding the Courier Mail article entitled 'Queensland Police Minister vows crackdown on illegal guns after shootings'.
QLS comments in response to the Consultation Paper regarding proposed amendments to the Land Sales Act 1984.
QLS letter regarding proposed changes to address statutory and contractual obligations affected by a declared disaster.
QLS submission referring to the media statement entitled, "New Minimum Penalties for Gun Crime".
QLS letter regarding the Government's intention to introduce legislation for all youth offenders to be publicly named when they attend court.
QLS letter regarding the public naming of child offenders and use of the terms 'abscond' and 'self-place' in Commission documents.
QLS submission on the Inquiry into the Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS letter regarding proposal to have Justices of the Peace sit and determine low level Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal matters through a JP Magistrates Court system.
QLS letter raising issues warranting further consideration after meeting with the Attorney-General.
QLS letter regarding policy issues which should be considered by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services in due course.
QLS letter advising of civil law policy issues that should be considered by the Attorney-General in due course.
QLS letter advising of criminal law policy issues which should be considered by the Attorney-General in due course.
QLS letter regarding policy issues which should be considered by the Department of Police and Community Safety in due course.
QLS letter regarding policy issues that should be considered by the Department of Police and Community Safety in due course (Letter of 30 April 2012).
QLS letter regarding policy issues that should be considered by Treasury in due course.
QLS submission to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry.
QLS letter regarding legal profession issues in the context of the Queensland State Election 2012.
QLS letter regarding Queensland's Workers' Compensation System.
QLS query regarding the Terms of Reference in the Copyright and the Digital Economy Issues Paper 42.
QLS submission on the proposed reform of residential conveyancing.
QLS letter raising concerns of the legal profession about the significant uncertainty which presently exists regarding the registration of transfers of exploration permits and authorities to prospect.
QLS submission on the Report of the Land Access Review Panel.
QLS supplementary submission on the Report of the Land Access Review Panel.
QLS further submission regarding section 43(1)(f) of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994.
QLS submission to the review of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994.
QLS further submission on the Retail Shop Leases Act Review.
QLS letter regarding the Retirement Villages Working Group and Queensland Law Reform Commission Recommendations on Guardianship Laws.
QLS submission on the "Review of the APLEC and LACC Competency Standards for Entry-Level lawyers" Discussion Paper.
QLS submission to the review of the Integrity Act 2009.
QLS submission on the Retirement Villages Act 1999 Review.
QLS letter regarding the treatment of lawyers in Myanmar.
QLS letter in response to media release on 22 December 2011 entitled "Seniors logging on for latest information needs".
QLS letter to Queensland Health regarding the service of subpoenae issued in family law matters from the Federal Magistrates Court and Family Court of Australia.
QLS letter to the Department of Education, Training and the Arts regarding the service of subpoenae issued in family law matters from the Federal Magistrates Court and Family Court of Australia.
QLS letter regarding subpoenas issued from the Federal Magistrates Court.
QLS letter regarding issues arising from a demonstration of the working prototype of the PEXA system.
QLS submission in relation to recommendation 6 of the 'Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills inquiry'.
QLS letter regarding the decriminalisation of children in residential care facilities.
QLS submission on the Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS submission on the Supreme Court's requirements for affidavit exhibits of original wills and codicils.
QLS submission in relation to the LSC draft Regulatory Guide 2-2011, "The application of the Australian Consumer Law to Lawyers."
QLS letter expressing concern with the proposal of the New South Wales government to limit the right of an accused to remain silent.
QLS submission regarding unfair terms in insurance contracts.
QLS submission on the draft 'Use of police call outs within residential care' document.
QLS letter expressing concern that the increase of properties being affected by water allocations, which are assets separate to the land, could pose problems with pre-existing wills.
QLS submission on the Weapons and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
QLS letter regarding the Office of State Revenue no longer providing counter service centre locations.
QLS letter lack of specific approval for New Zealand lawyers to witness Titles Office forms.
QLS letter regarding the Nepal Bar Association's longstanding commitment to the constitution-making process in Nepal.
QLS submission on the Youth Justice (Boot Camp Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.
2011
QLS submission in response to the Discussion Paper on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.
2010
QLS correspondence regarding concern at the announcement of the abolition of the Cairns Family Court Registrar Position.
QLS letter regarding the lack of information available to the public in relation to various types of intellectual property following the closure of the IP Australia Sub-Office.
QLS submission regarding new lot entitlements system to be introduced under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.
QLS submission on the Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill.
QLS submission on the Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill 2009.
QLS submission on the consultation on the national unfair contract terms guide.
QLS submission on the draft Court Suppression and Non-Publication Orders Bill 2009.
QLS submission on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences against Children) Bill 2010.
QLS submission on the definition of 'lobbyists' under the Integrity Act 2009 as it affects Australian Legal Practitioners.
QLS submission on the development of national standards for out of home care.
QLS submission on the Drink Driving in Queensland Discussion Paper issued by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
QLS submission on the proposed changes to the Federal Court Scale and anticipated amendments to Order 62 of the Federal Court Rules.
QLS submission about the future funding and management of legal aid services in Queensland.
QLS submission on the Guidelines for NGO's working with Trafficked People.
QLS submission on funding difficulties faced by the legal assistance sector.
QLS submission to the Prime Minister regarding funding difficulties experienced by the legal assistance sector.
QLS letter raising issues of concern about legal representation in QCAT.
QLS letter regarding the memorandum of understanding executed between QLS and the Tokyo Daini Bar Association.
QLS letter regarding the executed copy of the memorandum formalising the relationship between the Queensland Law Society and Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
QLS submission on the National Consumer Credit Protection Regulations 2010 and exemptions for lawyers.
QLS submission regarding QLS involvement in the development of the National Electronic Conveyancing System.
QLS letter to the LCA regarding a submission made by NECO to the National Legal Profession Reform Taskforce and the National Licensing System for Specified Occupations Taskforce.
QLS letter to the Attorney-General regarding a submission made by NECO to the National Legal Profession Reform Taskforce and the National Licensing System for Specified Occupations Taskforce.
QLS submission in relation to the Productivity Commission Issues Paper 'Caring for Older Australians'.
QLS submission on Part 3 Amendment of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010.
QLS submission further to the meeting of representatives of QLS and OSR officers.
QLS submission in response to the Draft Report entitled Department of Environment and Resource Management: Queensland's Statutory Valuation Reform Options Review.
QLS submission on the Issues Paper for Reform of the Uniform Commercial Arbitration Acts and draft Bill.
QLS submission on the final drafts of updated version 7 of the REIQ House and Land Contract and the updated version 3 of the REIQ Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Contract.
QLS additional submission on the REIQ House and Land Contract version 7 and REIQ Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Contract version 3.
QLS further additional submission on the REIQ House and Land Contract version 7 and REIQ Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Contract version 3.
QLS submission about aspects of the Geothermal Energy Bill 2010.
QLS submission on the requirement for self assessment attestation in OSR Connect.
QLS submission on the discussion paper for the review of the Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 and its Model Rules.
QLS submission on the review of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989.
QLS submission on the review of the incarceration of 17 year old criminal offenders in adult correctional facilities.
QLS submission to the Premier regarding review of the incarceration of 17 year old criminal offenders in adult correctional facilities.
QLS submission on the Senate Inquiry into the Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010.
QLS submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010.
QLS letter of congratulations to the Attorney-General on the passing of legislation regarding surrogacy.
QLS submission on the Department of Infrastructure and Planning's swimming pool safety review.
QLS letter to Computershare Investor Services Pty Ltd on the requirement of solicitors to execute indemnities in order to obtain share registry information.
QLS submission on the requirement of solicitors to sign indemnities in order to obtain share registry information.
QLS submission expressing concern about aspects of the proposed Valuation of Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 not having sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals.
QLS submission to the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade expressing concern about aspects of the proposed Valuation of Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010.
QLS submission as part of the consultation in the Queensland Valuations Reform Project.
QLS submission expressing concern about an aspect of the proposed Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010.
QLS submission on the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 and retrospective amendments to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995.