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


Safe Climate Bill 2020

Tasmanian Greens Party 23 March


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

Australian governments 20 March


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


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


Age of Criminal Responsibility Working Group Review

Council of Attorneys-General 13 February


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

Tasmanian Department of Justice 12 February


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

Tasmanian Department of Justice Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit

7 February


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

Tasmanian Department of Justice

7 February


Consultation on Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority 3 February


Accident Compensation Conciliation Service – Arbitration Powers

Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety 30 January


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


29 January


Religious freedom reforms 2nd exposure drafts

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

28 January


Consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact

Queensland Law Reform Commission 27 January


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

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority 17 January


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

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council

10 January