Law Reform Submissions

2019

  • Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on the Review of the Defence of Insanity in s16 of the Criminal Code and Fitness to Plead Issues Paper (June 2019) in word and pdf
  • Comment on the Magistrates Court (Criminal and General Division) Bill 2019 (May 2019) in word and pdf
  • Submission to the Department of Justice on section 194K Evidence Act 2001 (Tas) (May 2019) in word and pdf
  • Submission to the Department of Justice Electoral Act Review – Interim Report (April 2019) in word and pdf
  • Comment on the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 (March 2019) in word and pdf
  • Comment on the Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019 (February 2019) in word and pdf

2018

  • Letter to Legislative Council members in support of the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 (November 2018) in word and pdf
  • Letter to Legislative Council members calling for rejection of Police Offences Amendment (Consorting) Bill 2018 (September 2018) in word and pdf
  • Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on the Review of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas) Issues Paper (November 2018) in word and pdf
  • Letter to House of Assembly members in support of Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018 (October 2018) in pdf
  • Letter to Legislative Council members calling for rejection of Police Offences Amendment (Consorting) Bill 2018 (September 2018) in word and pdf
  • Comment on the Family Violence Reforms Bill 2018 (Tas) (August 2018) in word and pdf
  • Comment on the Mental Health Amendment Bill 2018 (Tas) (June 2018) in word and pdf
  • Response to the Sentencing Advisory Council Statutory Sentencing Discounts for Pleas of Guilty Consultation Paper (June 2018) in pdf and word
  • Response to the Department of Justice Reforms to the Tasmanian Bail System Position Paper (February 2018) in pdf or word

2017

  • Letter to Legislative Council members calling for home detention to be available to broader range of offenders (November 2017) in word and pdf
  • Letter to Legislative Council members calling for home detention and community corrections as additional sentencing options (November 2017) in word and pdf
  • Comment on the Corrections (Prisoner Remissions) Amendment Bill 2017 (October 2017) in pdf and word
  • Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on the Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (September 2017) in pdf and word
  • Comment on the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing out of Suspended Sentences) Bill 2017 (September 2017) in pdf and word
  • Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on Responding to the Problem of Recidivist Drink Drivers Issues Paper (August 2017) in pdf and word
  • Submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council on the Mandatory Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Affected Offenders Research Paper (June 2017) in pdf and word
  • Letter to Legislative Council members calling for rejection of amendments to Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 (April 2017) in pdf and word
  • Comment on the Expungement of Historical Offences Bill 2017 (Tas) (March 2017) in pdf and word
  • Submission to the Department of Justice on the Family Violence – Strengthening our Legal Responses Consultation Paper (February 2017) in pdf and word

2016

  • Comment on the Sentencing Amendment (Assaults on Frontline Workers) Bill 2016 (Tas) (October 2016) in pdf and word
  • Comment on the Fines Without Recording Convictions Bill 2016 (Tas) (September 2016) in pdf and word
  • Comment on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 (Tas) (September 2016) in pdf or word
  • Comment on the Sentencing Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Tas) (August 2016) in pdf or word
  • Submission to Equal Opportunity Tasmania on reforms to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1999 (Tas) (April 2016) in pdf or Word

2015

  • Submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council on the Phasing out of Suspended Sentences Consultation Paper (October 2015) in pdf or Word
  • Comment on the Firearms (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2015 (April 2015) in pdf or Word
  • Comment on the Draft Corrections Amendment (Parole Board) Bill 2015 (February 2015) in pdf or Word

2014

  • Submission to the Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner on Historic Convictions Discussion Paper (December 2014) in pdf or Word

2013

  • Letter to Legislative Council members in support of further debate of Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2012 (October 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee Inquiry into Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Regulations (October 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Letter to Legislative Council members in support of amendments to Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas) (September 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Submission to the Legislative Council Inquiry into the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill (July 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation on A Continuum of Care to Prevent Youth Offending and Re-Offending (July 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation into Sex Offence Sentencing (June 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation into Pregnancy Termination Law Reform (April 2013) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation into Voluntary Assisted Dying Law Reform (March 2013) in pdf or Word

2012

  • Consultation into Reform of the Animal Welfare Act 1993 (Tas) (November 2012) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation into Reform of section 194K Evidence Act 2001 (Tas) (October 2012)  in pdf or Word
  • Letter to Legislative Council members in support of Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2012 (September 2012) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation into Reform of the Police Offices Act 1935 (September 2012) pdf or Word
  • Inquiry into Reform of National Security Legislation (August 2012) in pdf or Word
  • Consultation into Sentencing of Assaults against Emergency Service Workers Submission (August 2012)