Submissions


To represent the interests of members and the wider community, the Law Society actively seeks to influence policy and legislation through submissions to government, opposition parties, the courts and other bodies either in response to an invitation or otherwise.  (Archived submissions are available here)
 


     
Date issued
Topic
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13/10/2017 Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017 View 
26/09/2017  Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill 2017 View
15/09/2017 Statutes Amendment (SACAT No 2) Bill 2017 View
15/09/2017 Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (SA) View
01/09/2017  Draft regulations - new trial listing fees View 
31/08/2017 Inquiry into the Migration Act (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017 View
28/08/2017  Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017 View
24/08/2017  Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No 2) Bill 2017 View 
18/08/2017 Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples View
18/08/2017 Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill 2017 (Amendments by Hon Kelly Vincent MLC) View
18/08/2017  Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill 2017 (Amendments by Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC)  View 
18/08/2017 Family Law (Family Violence and Cross examination of Parties) Amendment View
18/08/2017 Parliamentary Committees (Public Assets Committee) Amendment Bill 2017 View
18/08/2017 Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Review) Amendment Bill View
10/08/2017 Law Society Submission for an increase in the Supreme Court Scale View
10/08/2017  Statutes Amendments (Youths Sentenced as Adults) Bill 2017 View
04/08/2017 Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017  View
04/08/2017 Summary Offences (Liquor Offences) Amendment Bill 2017 View 
04/07/2017 Statutes Amendment (Terror Suspect Detention) Bill 2017 View
20/07/2017  Jury Directions on Defences View
10/07/2017 Criminal Law Consolidation (Criminal Organisations) Amendment Bill 2017 View
05/07/2017  Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex work) Bill 2015 View
30/06/2017 Civil Penalties Regime for Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images View
15/06/2017 Summary Offences (Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses) Amendment Bill 2017
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15/06/2017 Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) Amendment Bill 2016 View
08/06/2017 Letter to Commissioner of State Taxation regarding Third Party Reporting View
02/06/2017 Funding to Community Legal Centres View
25/05/2017 State Framework for Altruistic Surrogacy View
09/05/2017 Constitutional Recognition Discussion Paper View
08/05/2017 Work Health and Safety (Representative Assistance) Amendment Bill 2017 View
05/05/2017 Letter to Members of the Legislative Council regarding the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 View
02/05/2017 Parliamentary Inquiry into a Better Family Law System to Support and Protect Those Affected by Family Violence View
21/04/2017 Review of the Motor Vehicle Accidents (Lifetime Support Scheme) Act 2013 View
21/04/2017 Proposed increases to South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal fees View
21/04/2017 Proposed Amendments to Foreign Bribery Offences View
21/04/2017 Inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia View
21/04/2017 Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 View
11/04/2017 Industry Advocate Bill 2017 View
10/04/2017  Hearing: Inquiry into Social Welfare System View
31/03/2017  Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 View 
14/03/2017  Elder Abuse Discussion Paper View
03/03/2017 Draft Principles relating to persons found unfit to plead or not guilty by reason of cognitive or mental health impairment View
22/02/2017 Firearms Regulations 2017  View 
16/02/2017 Relationships Register Act 2016 View
16/02/2017  Electronic Transactions (Legal Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2016  View 
27/01/2017  Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2016 View
27/01/2017 Electronic Lodgement of stand-alone mortgage/discharge of mortgage dealings and refinance transactions View
19/02/2017 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Human Trafficking View 
16/01/2017  Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill 2016  View
16/01/2017  Access to Retained Data in Civil Proceedings View 
22/12/2016  Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Indigenous Australians View
16/12/2016 Land Services Commercialisation View
12/12/2016  Australian Consumer Law (Free Range Egg Labelling) Information Standard 2017 View
07/12/2016  Recommendation that Clause 25(2)(c)(ii) of Schedule 3 to the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 (SA) be repealed View
07/12/2016  Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy Eligibility) Bill 2016  View
05/12/2016  Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia  View
28/11/2016 Land Services Commercialisation View 
14/11/2016  Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 View
11/11/2016 Establishment of a single telephone number for access to legal assistance  View
08/11/2016  Return to Work Inquiry View
31/10/2016  Transforming Criminal Justice - Major Indictable Reform  View
07/10/2016 Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill 2016 View
07/10/2016 Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Bill 2016 View
04/10/2016  Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Bill 2016 View
28/09/2016  Health Care (Privacy and Confidentiality) Bill 2016 View
21/09/2016  Child Abuse Cases  View
16/09/2016  Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Bill 2016 View
15/09/2016  Births, Deaths and Marriages (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill 2016  View 
13/09/2016  Sentencing Bill 2016  View 
05/09/2016  Domestic Violence Discussion Paper  View
26/08/2016  Draft Protection and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Bill 2016  View
25/08/2016  Cutting the Cake - South Australian Rules of Intestacy  View
24/08/2016  Review of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 View
19/08/2016  Consultation Paper on proposed changes to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009  View
15/08/2016  Public Intoxication (Review Recommendations) Amendment Bill 2016 View
27/07/2016 Australian National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals  View
29/07/2016  Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Amendment Bill 2016  View
08/07/2016  Exposure draft - Youth Justice Administration Regulations 2016  View
08/07/2016  Fine Default Imprisonment  View 
05/07/2016  Draft Electronic Transactions (Criminal Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2016  View
04/07/2016  Regulatory options for automated vehicles - NTC Discussion Paper  View
04/07/2016 Draft Summary Procedure (Service) Amendment Bill 2016  View
28/06/2016  Courts Administration Authority Court Fees proposals  View 
09/06/2016  Animal Welfare (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016  View
03/06/2016  Review of questioning and detention powers in relation to terrorism View 
03/06/2016  Bail Variation Regulations  View 
30/05/2016  Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Bill 2016 View 
17/05/2016  Statutes Amendment (Special Arrangements Relating to Evidence of Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill 2016  View 
12/05/2016  Policy Statement on Human Rights and the Legal Profession:  Key Principles and Comments View 
04/05/2016  To Members of SA Parliament from CTP Executive: Magistrates Court (Monetary Limits) Amendment Bill 2016  View
02/05/2016 Submission to Attorney-General: Magistrates Court (Monetary Limits) Amendment Bill 2016  View
26/04/2016  Draft Summary Offences (Declared Public Precincts) Amendment Bill 2016 View
18/04/2016  Review of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988  View 
08/04/2016  Surveillance Devices (Animal Welfare) Amendment Bill 2016  View 
22/03/2016  Dog and Cat Management (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016  View
21/03/2016  Inquiry into the Motor Accident Commission  View
21/03/2016 Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) Bill 2016  View
21/03/2016  Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016  View 
18/03/2016  Legal Services Commission (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016  View 
15/03/2016  Regulatory Barriers to More Automated Road and Rail Vehicles, Issues Paper  View
11/03/2016  Review of Exceptions under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984  View
10/03/2016  Draft Equitable Briefing Policy  View
10/03/2016  Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Criminal Justice Issues Session  View
02/03/2016 Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee inquiry into conditions and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees at the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea
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02/03/2016  LSSA State Budget Submission 2016-17 View 
23/02/2016  Court Ordered and Judge Conducted Mediations View
22/02/2016  Draft Summary Offences (Filming and Sexting Offences) Amendment Bill  View 
17/02/2016  Productivity Commission Issues Paper: Regulation of Australian Agriculture View
16/02/2016  Supreme Court (Probate Fees) Variation Regulations 2016  View 
15/02/2016  Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the context of International Migration  View
10/02/2016  Work Health and Safety (Industrial Manslaughter) Amendment Bill 2015  View 
04/02/2016  Inquiry into indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia View 
03/02/2016  Inquiry into Human Trafficking (LCA)  View 
01/02/2016  Select Committee on Jumps Racing  View
07/01/2016  Inquiry into the Phenomenon Colloquially Referred to as "Revenge Pornography" View
21/12/2015 Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015 View
10/12/2015  Consultation on draft Federal Court Practice Notes View
27/11/2015  Free Range Egg Labelling Consultation Paper View
26/11/2015  Surveillance Devices Bill 2015 View
16/11/2015  Inquiry into proposed amendment to the Births Deaths & Marriages Regulations 2011  View 
13/11/2015  Clinical Neuropsychology Assessment Services View
06/11/2015 ATO Position paper - Assessability of lump sum redemption amounts income tax: Assessability of lump sum redemption amounts under s53 or s54 of the Return to Work Act 2015 (SA) View
 02/11/2015 National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and those with a Disability View 
 22/10/2015 Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Bill 2015 View
 22/10/2015 Residential Tenancies (Domestic Violence Protections) Amendment Bill 2015 View
 21/10/2015 Tattooing Industry Control Bill 2015 View
 16/10/2015 Firearms Bill 2015 View
 16/10/2015 Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex work) Bill 2015 View
 15/10/2015 Public Notaries View
 09/10/2015 Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015 View
 29/09/2015 Families with Complex Needs & the Intersection of the Family Law and Child Protection Systems View
 23/09/2015 Children's Protection (Implementation of Coroner's Recommendations) Bill 2015 View
 14/09/2015 The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Workplace Relations - Submissions of the Law Council of Australia View
 11/09/2015 ALRC Inquiry into Traditional Rights and Freedoms View
 07/09/2015 Inquiry into Foreign Bribery View
 07/09/2015 Compulsory Third Party Insurance Regulation Bill 2015 View
 01/09/2015 Statutes Amendment (Firearms Offences) Bill 2015 View
25/08/2015  Victims of Crime (Compensation) Amendment Bill 2015 View
 24/08/2015  Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts View
24/08/2015  Youth Justice Administration Bill 2015 View
   Explanatory Statement View
 10/08/15  Inquiry into proposed amendment to the Births Deaths and Marriages Registration  Regulations 2011  View
30/07/2015  Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission View
14/07/2015  Magistrates Court Civil Rules 2013 View 
14/07/2015  COAT Best Practice Guide to Tribunal Independence in Appointments  View
08/07/2015  Australian Citizenship (Allegiance to Australia) Amendment Bill View
30/06/2015  Proposed changes to Dog and Cat Management Act and Introduction of Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs and Cats in Breeding Facilities View
30/06/2015  Proposed changes to Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 View
29/06/2015  Correctional Services (Parole) Amendment Bill 2015 View
29/06/2015  Statutes Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2015 View
22/06/2015  Review of Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act(SA) View
15/06/2015  Increases in Family Court and Federal Court Fees View
15/06/2015  Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Amendment Bill 2015 View
15/06/2015  Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Bill 2015 View
10/06/2015 Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect in Institutional and Residential Settings  View 
08/06/2015  Australian Citizenship Discussion Paper
View
02/06/2015  Harmonised Expert Witness Code of Conduct View
02/06/2105  Inquiry into the Partial Defence of Provocation View
01/06/2015  Children's Protection (Implementation of Coroner's Recommendations) Bill 2015 View
29/05/2015  Expert Evidence in Personal Injury Cases View
29/05/2015  Animal Welfare (Jumps Racing) Amendment Bill 2015 View
22/05/2015  Fair Trading (Franchising Industry Dispute Resolution Code) Regulations 2015 View
18/05/2015  Transforming Employment Dispute Resolution Policy Statement View 
14/05/2015  Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses View
08/05/2015  Children's Protection (Implementation of Coroner's Recommendations) Bill 2015 View
07/05/2015  Families with Complex Needs and the Intersection of the Family Law and Child Protection Systems View
04/05/2015  Select Committee on the recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru View
01/05/2015  Animal Welfare (Greyhound Training) Amendment Bill 2015 View
29/04/2015  Select Committee on the recent allegations to conditions and circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru View
24/04/2015  Aboriginal Regional Authority Policy View
24/04/2015  Review into the South Australian Taxation System View
22/04/2015 Inquiry into the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 View
15/04/2015  Advance Care Directives  View
13/04/2015 Co-operatives National Law - draft local regulations View
10/04/2015 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and other Measures) Bill 2015  View
10/04/2015 Review of the Bail Regulations 2000 View
30/03/2015  Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015 View
27/03/2015  Review of the SA Adoption Act 1988 and Adoption Regulations 2004 View
26/03/2015  Judicial Conduct Commissioner Bill 2015 View
26/03/2015  Accessible Information in Emergency Situations - Improving Emergency Management View
23/03/2015  Electronic Transactions Act - Exemption for Land Transactions View
20/03/2015  Fair Trading (SA Free-Range Egg Industry Code) Regulations 2015 View 
19/03/2015  Universal Periodic Review Shadow Report - List of Issues View
19/03/2015  Possible recognition of the SA Bar Association in the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 View 
18/03/2015  Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill View
13/03/2015  Work Health and Safety (Prosecutions under Repealed Act) Amendment Bill 2015 View
10/03/2015  Criminal Law (Extended Supervision Orders) Bill 2015 View
06/03/2015 Statutes Amendment (Youth Court) Bill 2015 - Consultation Draft View 
05/03/2015  Return to Work Act 2014 View 
20/02/2015  Review of Building and Construction Industry Security View
19/02/2015  Review of Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 View
10/02/2015  Child Development & Well-being Bill 2015 View 
04/02/2015  Legal Profession Uniform Law - Rules Consultation View 
02/02/2015  Draft Judicial Conduct Commissioner Bill 2015 View 
02/02/2015 Terms of Reference Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems View
28/01/2015  Impairment Assessment Guidelines Consultation View
16/12/2014  Saleyard Welfare Standards View 
10/12/2014  Closure of Magistrates Courts View
02/12/2014 Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2014 View
28/11/2014  Fair Work (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2014 View
28/11/2014  Review: National Parks and Wildlife (Wildlife) Regulations 2001 View
17/11/2014 Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill View
11/11/2014  Review: Section 98 of the Legal Practitioners Act  View 
13/11/2014  Criminal Law Consolidation (Sexual Offences-Cognitive Impairment) Amendment Bill 2014 View
07/11/2014  Juries (Prejudicial Publicity) Amendment Bill 2014 View 
30/10/2014  Stolen Generation (Compensation) Bill 2014 View
28/10/2014  Inquiry into the Partial Defence of Provocation  View
20/10/2014  Early resolution of Major Indictable Crime Charges  View
15/10/2014  Consultation on definition of "the Court" in the Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 View
01/10/2014  Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2014 View 



Archived submissions are available here