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

Compensation

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

Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission September

Compensation

NDIS Planning

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

12 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

Standing Committee on Law and Justice 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

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 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

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

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