2021

In 2021, 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 2021.

Submission To Date

Justice / ATSI Justice

Review of the operation and effectiveness of the serious violent offences scheme under the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (QLD)

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council 25 November

Human Rights / Justice / ATSI Justice

Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021

Annexure: Sisters Inside Submission on the QLD Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021

Queensland Parliament Legal and Safety Committee review of the Inspector of Detention Services Bill 18 November

Human Rights / Justice / ATSI Justice

Working with Children (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2021

Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Safety Committee 16 November

Compensation / Justice

Facing the facts – The urgent need for further regulation of cosmetic procedures advertising

ALA Policy Report 16 November

Justice

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee 5 November

Justice / ATSI Justice

Review of Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Queensland Parliament, Legal Affairs and Safety Committee 12 October

Human Rights / Justice / ATSI Justice

The Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2021

Queensland Parliament Community Support and Services Committee 8 October

Compensation

Submission to the initial review of Personal Injury Commission rules

NSW Personal Injury Commission 7 October

Compensation / Justice

Proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme legislative improvements and the Participant Service Guarantee

Australian Government Department of Social Services 7 October

Justice

Family Violence Reforms Bill 2021

Tasmanian Department of Justice 7 October

Justice

Inquiry into the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response – Permanency) Amendment Bill 2021

Queensland Parliament State Development and Regional Industries Committee 24 September

Human Rights/Justice

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2021

Tasmanian Department of Justice 20 September

Human Rights

OPCAT Implementation Bill 2021

Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy, Department of Justice 15 September

Justice

Crimes Amendment (Remissions of Sentences) Bill 2021

Federal, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 13 September

Justice

Construction of a mandatory reporting requirement for lawyers

Office to the General Counsel, Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety

8 September

Justice

A proposed bill for Tasmania: Misuse of Drugs (Cannabis Decriminalisation) Bill 2021

Tasmania 2 September

Compensation

Stapling and Group Life Insurance Policies in Superannuation

Financial Services Council 2 September

Justice

Ministerial Taskforce on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Ministerial Taskforce 31 August

Compensation

Compensation Scheme of Last Resort

Annexure: Maurice Blackburn Submission - Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Proposals

Financial System Division, Treasury 13 August

Compensation

Statutory Review of the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017

State Insurance Regulatory Authority 2 August

Compensation

Addressing the inequity between physical and mental injury compensation in the Victorian workers’ compensation scheme

Recommendation for reform 20 July

Justice

Options for legislating against coercive control and the creation of a standalone domestic violence offence

Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce, Queensland Government 8 July

Justice

Inquiry into the Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2021

Economics and
Governance Committee, Queensland Parliament
1 July

Justice

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Health and Environment Committee, Queensland Parliament 1 July

Justice

Coronial Jurisdiction in New South Wales

Select Committee on the coronial jurisdiction in New South Wales, Parliament of New South Wales

25 June

Compensation

Impairment Assessment Guidelines – Proposed Changes

ReturntoWorkSA and Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia 25 June

Justice

Inquiry into serious vilification and hate crimes

Legal Affairs and Safety Committee, Queensland Parliament

7 June

Justice

Serious violent offences (SVO) scheme review – call for preliminary feedback

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council 21 May

Justice

Proposed reforms to expand Police Use of Body Worn Cameras in Private Contexts

Justice and Community Safety Directorate, ACT Government 13 May

Compensation

Comments on the draft Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Third Party Insurance) (Miscellaneous) Variation Regulations 2021

South Australia's CTP Regulator

12 May

Justice

Inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021

Annexure: More Harm than Good – The need for a health focused legal response to drug use

Select Committee on the Drugs Of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021, Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

6 May

Justice

Inquiry into the Management of Child Sex Offender Information

Legislative Council, Legal and Social Issues Committee, Parliament of Victoria 29 April

Compensation

Independent Assessments

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Parliament of Australia 30 March

Compensation

Discussion Paper for Administrative Appeals Tribunal Working Group on Workers’ Compensation Matters

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Working Group on Workers’ Compensation Matters 29 March

Compensation

Treasury Review of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority: Terms of Reference

AFCA Review Secretariat, The Treasury, Australian Government 25 March

Compensation

Comments on the draft Injury Claim Form and Fatality Claim Form

CTP Regulator, South Australia 23 March

Justice

Review of section 293 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986

New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice 22 March

Justice

Bail Bill 2021

Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy, Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government 22 March

Justice

Response to the Interim Report to the Australian Government on Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process

Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process 22 March

Justice

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Legal Affairs and Safety Committee, Queensland Parliament

Report

8 March

Justice

Doing More Harm Than Good: The need for a health-focused approach to drug use

ALA policy report

4 March

Compensation

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

Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Queensland Government 4 March

Compensation

Comments on the Civil Liability (Institutional Child Abuse Liability) Amendment Bill 2021

South Australian Attorney-General 2 March

Justice

Online Safety Bill

Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications, Parliament of Australia

Report

1 March

Justice

Exposure draft of the Online Safety Bill

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Australian Government 15 February

Justice

Child Safe Organisations Bill 2020

Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit, Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government 15 February

Justice

Criminal Code Amendment (Judge Alone Trials) Bill 2020

Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government 8 February

Justice

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion Practices – Issues Paper No 31

Tasmania Law Reform Institute 3 February

Justice

Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales

Submission partially redacted for confidentiality.

Portfolio Committee No. 2 – Health, Parliament of NSW 1 February

Compensation

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

Peter Rozen QC 21 January