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

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

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