2018

In 2018, our core federal policy areas are:

Further information about our federal policy areas can be viewed under 'Our work'.

Here is an overview listing of all submissions provided in 2018.

Submission To Date

Justice

Inquiry into the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 13 December 2018

Compensation

Workers Compensation Medical Dispute Assessment Guidelines

State Insurance Regulatory Authority (NSW) 11 December 2018

Human Rights

Queensland Human Rights Bill 2018

Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee 22 November 2018

Justice

Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff

Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Report

15 November 2018

Compensation

2018 review of the Dust Diseases Scheme

NSW Standing Committee on Law and Justice 2 November 2018

Compensation

Options for the implementation in the Northern Territory of civil litigation reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Northern Territory Department of Attorney-General and Justice 1 November 2018

Justice

Regulation of Australia's health professions: keeping the National Law up to date and fit for purpose – Consultation Paper

COAG Health Council 30 October 2018

Justice

Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 – Draft legislation

Tasmanian Department of Justice Royal Commission Response Unit 25 October 2018

Compensation

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry — Response to policy questions arising from Module 6

The Hon. Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC 22 October 2018

Compensation

Inquiry into Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2018 — Exposure Drafts and Guide to the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2018 Exposure Draft

Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety of the ACT Legislative Assembly

Report

17 October 2018

Justice

Police Offences Amendment (Consorting) Bill 2018

Tasmanian House of Assembly and
Legislative Council
19 September 2018

Compensation

Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Review

Department of Infrastructure, Regional
Development and Cities
14 September 2018

Justice

My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs

Report

10 September 2018

Human Rights

Notice of intention to consider refusal under section 501 of the Migration Act to refuse visa to Chelsea Manning

The Hon David Coleman MP 30 August 2018

Justice

Family Violence Reforms Bill 2018

Tasmania Department of Justice 29 August 2018

Human Rights

OPCAT in Australia. Consultation Paper: Stage 2

Australian Human Rights Commission 27 August 2018

Justice

Review of Criminal Injuries Scheme in Western Australia

Western Australia Department of Justice 23 August 2018

Compensation

Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales

NSW Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No. 2 - Health and Community Services

Report

17 August 2018

Justice

Cosmetic Health Service Complaints in New South Wales

The ALA did not provide a submission to this inquiry, however presented the above evidence at a hearing in Sydney on 1 August 2018.

Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission 1 August 2018

Compensation

Inquiry into the Australian Government response to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Joint Select Committee on Oversight of the Implementation of Redress Related Recommendations of the Royal Commission

31 July 2018

Justice

Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018

Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Report

26 July 2018

Justice

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85)

Australian Law Reform Commission 25 July 2018

Human Rights

Inquiry into the Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report

19 July 2018

Compensation

Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness
Stage 3: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness

Productivity Commission 11 July 2018

Compensation

Inquiry into the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Brisbane on 20 July 2018. (Michelle James can be read from p5.)

Subsequent response to questions on notice from public hearing, submitted on 24 July 2018.

Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee 6 July 2018

Justice

Consent in relation to sexual assault cases

Our submission refers to the following report:

Innovative justice responses to sexual offending – pathways to better outcomes for victims, offenders and the community

NSW Law Reform Commission 29 June 2018

Compensation

2018 review of the workers compensation scheme

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Sydney on 24 July 2018. (Andrew Stone SC and Shane Butcher can be read from pp. 2–15.)

Standing Committee on Law and Justice 20 June 2018

Compensation

2018 review of the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Sydney on 23 August 2018. (Andrew Stone SC can be read from p55.)

Standing Committee on Law and Justice 18 June 2018

Compensation

Mental Health and Insurance

The Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC 14 June 2018

Justice

Inquiry into Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Interim Report

Final Report

12 June 2018

Justice

Inquiry into the adequacy and scope of special care offences under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Sydney on 27 June 2018. (Andrew Morrison RFD, SC can be read from p24.)

Standing Committee on Law and Justice

Report

29 May 2018

Compensation

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 and related bill

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs

Report

23 May 2018

Justice

Organised Criminal Groups Legislation Discussion Paper

In response to the introduction of the Police Offences Amendment (Prohibited Insignia) Bill 2018 on 21 August 2018, the ALA have proposed an alternative Proscription of Organisations Bill.

Legislation and Development Review Services 11 May 2018

Compensation

Changes to Motor Accident Guidelines

State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) 11 May 2018

Compensation

Proposed responses to the Royal Commission's civil litigation recommendations

Department of Justice NSW 13 April 2018

Justice

Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth
Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Sydney on 14 June 2018. Dr Andrew Morrison RFD AC can be read from p20.

Senate Legal and Constitutional
Affairs Committee

Report

March 2018

Justice

Review of the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005

Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland

Report

29 March 2018

Compensation

The need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs

Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Report

13 March 2018

Compensation

WorkCover Queensland's decision to withdraw work from regional lawyers

The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Qld Minister for Industrial Relations February 2018

Human Rights

Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

Senate Standing Committees on Economics 23 February 2018

Compensation

Improving workers compensation dispute resolution in NSW

NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation 16 February 2018

Compensation

Independent review of the Return to Work Act 2014

The Hon. John Mansfield AM QC

Report

9 February 2018

Compensation

Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related Bill

Supplementary Submission:

  1. Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 (submitted 22 February 2018)

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs

Report

2 February 2018

Justice

Review of the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017

Supplementary Submission:

  1. Comments on Parliamentary Amendments (submitted 13 March 2018)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Report

22 January 2018