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

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

Compensation

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

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

Tasmanian Department of Justice 12 February

Justice

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

Tasmanian Department of Justice Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit

7 February

Justice

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

Tasmanian Department of Justice

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