2020

In 2020, 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 2020.

Submission To Date

Compensation

Victorian Workers’ Compensation System: Independent Review into the Agent Model and the Management of Complex Claims

Peter Rozen QC 18 September

Justice

Review of the sentencing for offences involving assaults on police officers, correctional staff, youth justice officers, emergency services workers and health workers

NSW Sentencing Council 14 September

Justice

Justice Miscellaneous (Court Backlog and Related Matters) Bill 2020

Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy, Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government 2 September

Justice

Review of the Expungement of Historical Offences Act 2017

Independent reviewer 31 August

Justice

Police Offences Amendment (Repeal of Begging) Bill 2019

Tasmanian Legislative Council 27 August

Compensation

Services Australia’s COVID-19 Measures and Enterprise Risk Management

Australian National Audit Office 26 August

Compensation

Comments on the Civil Liability (Institutional Child Abuse Liability) Amendment Bill 2020

South Australian Attorney-General 25 August

Compensation

Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulating re-entry to the National Injury Insurance Scheme in Queensland after accepting treatment, care and support damages

Office of Industrial Relations, Queensland Government 17 August

Justice

Third open letter to Australian governments on COVID-19 and the criminal justice system

Australian governments 8 August

Justice

Joint submission: Corrections Amendment (Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2020

Strategic Legislation and Policy, Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government

31 July

Compensation

Inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Parliament of Australia 28 July

Justice

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – Rights and Attitudes

Commissioners, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability 22 July

Justice

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, Parliament of Australia 17 July

Justice

Review of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Parliament of Australia 23 June

Justice

Joint submission for the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the General Assembly — Impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples

Mr Francisco Calí Tzay, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples 19 June

Justice

Penalties for assaults on public officers

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council 18 June

Compensation

Personal Injury Commission

The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service, Parliament of NSW 15 June

Justice

Inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, Parliament of Australia

8 June

Justice

Review of the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Parliament of Australia

Report

5 June

Compensation

Claim management standards

Mr David Vincent, General Manager, Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission 2 June

Compensation

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

Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission

2 June

Compensation

2020 Review of the Workers Compensation Scheme

Subsequent response to questions on notice from public hearing, submitted on 2 September 2020.

Standing Committee on Law and Justice, Parliament of NSW

29 May

Justice

Joint submission: OPCAT, places of detention and COVID-19

Select Committee on COVID-19, Parliament of Australia 27 May

Justice

COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020

The Honourable Jill Hennessy, Attorney-General and Minister for Workplace Safety, Victorian Government 22 April

Justice

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Commissioners, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability 20 April

Justice

Evidence (Children and Special Witnesses) Amendment Bill 2020

Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government 16 April

Compensation

NDIS Workforce

Parliament of Australia, Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme 15 April

Justice

Australia’s Human Rights Scorecard: Australia’s 2020 United Nations UPR NGO Coalition Report

Australia's third Universal Periodic Review 9 April

Justice

Second open letter to Australian governments on COVID-19 and the criminal justice system

Australian governments 8 April

Justice

Safe Climate Bill 2020

Tasmanian Greens Party 23 March

Justice

Open letter to Australian governments on COVID-19 and the criminal justice system

Australian governments 20 March

Justice

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – the Criminal Justice System

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

12 March

Justice

Setting aside deeds of release in respect of institutional abuse victims

The Honourable Mark Speakman SC MP, NSW Attorney General 10 March

Compensation

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

Motor Accident Insurance Commission 9 March

Human rights

Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper

Australian Human Rights Commission 4 March

Justice

Age of Criminal Responsibility Working Group Review

Council of Attorneys-General 13 February

Justice

Sentencing Amendment (Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders) Bill 2020

Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government 12 February

Justice

Renaming sexual offences in Chapter XIV of the Criminal Code Act 1924

Department of Justice Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit, Tasmanian Government

7 February

Justice

Evidence Amendment Bill 2020: Section 194K ‘Publication of certain identifying particulars prohibited’

Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government

7 February

Compensation

Consultation on Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority 3 February

Compensation

Accident Compensation Conciliation Service – Arbitration Powers

Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety 30 January

Justice

Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia

The ALA did not provide a submission to this inquiry, however presented the above evidence at a hearing in Melbourne on 29 January 2020. (Dr Teresa Nicoletti can be read from p13.)

Parliament of Australia, Senate Standing Committees on Community

Report

29 January

Justice

Religious freedom reforms 2nd exposure drafts

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

28 January

Justice

Consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact

Queensland Law Reform Commission 27 January

Compensation

Superannuation Data Transformation Project Topic Paper 1 - RSE Structure and Profile

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority 17 January

Justice

Penalties for assaults on police and other frontline emergency service workers, corrective service officers and other public officers

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council

10 January