2019

In 2019, our core federal policy areas are:

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

Below is a listing of all of the ALA's submissions in 2019.

Submission To Date

Justice

Open letter — Urgent action is required on the investigation of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews, Parliament of Victoria 15 November

Justice

Conversion Practices — Legislative Option to Implement a Ban

Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety 13 November

Justice

Maintenance and Champerty in Western Australia — Project No 110: Discussion Paper

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia — Project No 110 8 November

Justice

Justice Legislation Amendments (Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2019

Tasmania Department of Justice 4 November

Justice

Consent in relation to sexual assault offences

NSW Law Reform Commission — Draft proposals 31 October

Justice

Consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact

Queensland Law Reform Commission 15 October

Justice

Inquiry into Centrelink Compliance Program

Parliament of Australia Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs 9 October

Compensation

Suggested amendments to the MAIC's Additional Information Form and Report of Traffic Incident to Police Form

Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission 4 October

Compensation

Rehabilitation standards for CTP insurers

Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission 2 October

Justice

Juries, Social Media and the Rights of an Accused to a Fair Trial

Tasmanian Law Reform Institute 1 October

Compensation

Current factors and trends influencing the cost of insurance under the statutory insurance scheme

Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission September

Human rights

Religious freedom reforms

Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department 27 September

Justice

Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children in Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

Parliament of Australia Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 25 September

Justice

Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy

Parliament of Australia Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 18 September

Compensation

NDIS Planning

Parliament of Australia Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

12 September

Justice

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Commissioners, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety 6 September

Compensation

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Education, Employment
and Small Business Committee of the Queensland Parliament
6 September

Compensation

Response to Motor Accident Insurance Commission Survey

Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission August

Human rights

Free and equal: An Australian conversation on human rights

Australian Human Rights Commission 23 August

Compensation

2019 review of the Dust Diseases Scheme

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Sydney on 16 September 2019. (Joanne Wade can be read from p35.)

Standing Committee on Law and Justice, NSW Parliament 19 August

Human rights

Press freedom: the adequacy of Commonwealth laws and frameworks covering the disclosure and reporting of sensitive and classified information

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications 16 August

Human rights

Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 12 August

Justice

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 [Provisions]

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report

12 August

Justice

Justice Legislation (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Amendment Bill 2019 – Draft legislation

Tasmanian Department of Justice 29 July

Compensation

Proposed amendments to the Motor Accident Guidelines — Version 5

State Insurance Regulation Authority (SIRA) 26 July

Justice

Impact on the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Canberra on 20 September 2019. (Greg Barns can be read from p14.)

Subsequent response to questions on notice from public hearing, submitted on 3 October 2019.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security 24 July

Justice

Inquiry into the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee 11 July

Compensation

Workers’ compensation entitlements for workers in the gig economy and the taxi and limousine industry in Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations, Queensland 5 July

Compensation

Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Brisbane on 22 July 2019. (Rod Hodgson and Greg Spinda can be read from p8.)

Economics and Governance Committee 3 July

Justice

Alternative model for the appointment of costs assessors

Supreme Court of Queensland and District Court of Queensland 21 June

Justice

Review of the Defence of Insanity in s16 of the Criminal Code and Fitness to Plead

Tasmania Law Reform Institute 6 June

Justice

Safe access zones – Proposal for reform in Western Australia

Office of the Chief Health Officer, Department of Health 30 May

Justice

A suitable legislative framework for termination of pregnancy in South Australia

South Australia Law Reform Institute 30 May

Justice

Magistrates Court (Criminal and General Division) Bill 2019

Tasmanian Department of Justice 9 May

Compensation

Universal terms for insurance within MySuper – Taking action on recommendation 4.13 of the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Royal Commission

Financial Services Reform Taskforce, The Treasury 26 April

Justice

Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying

Subsequent appearance at public hearing in Brisbane on 5 July 2019. (Sarah Vallance can be read from p4.)

Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee 16 April

Justice

Inquiry into the Youth Justice and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Social Policy Scrutiny Committee

Report

15 April

Compensation

Enforceability of financial services industry codes – Taking action on recommendation 1.15 of the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Royal Commission

Financial Services Reform Taskforce, The Treasury 12 April

Justice

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report

1 March

Compensation

Inquiry into current factors and trends influencing the cost of insurance under the statutory insurance scheme

MAIC CTP Premiums Team 21 February

Justice

Consent in relation to sexual assault offences

NSW Law Reform Commission 31 January

Compensation

Consultation Draft – Life Insurance Code of Practice

Financial Services Council 10 January