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The Society's Council, Chief Executive Officer, committee members and the Senior Policy Lawyer actively monitor legislative changes affecting the Northern Territory legal profession and major legal issues affecting the Northern Territory community.

Register of submissions and comments made by the Society

Date Topic Submission to Submission by

23/08/2016

Double Listing in the Work Health Court

Judge John Neill

Tass Liveris (President)

29/04/2016

Review of Indigenous Incarceration Matters in Northern Territory, Phase 1, 26 January 2016

Riverview Global Partners

Northern Territory Legal Assistance Forum (NTLAF)

15/03/2016

 Inquiry - NT Anti-Corruption Integrity and Misconduct Commission

NT Anti-Corruption Integrity and Misconduct Commission

Megan Lawton (CEO)

09/03/2016

Amendment to Police Administration Act (Infectious Diseases)

Commissioner of Police

Megan Lawton (CEO) 

01/03/2016

Guardianship of Adults Bill

Adult Guardianship Reform Project

Megan Lawton (CEO)

23/11/2015

Domestic Violence Issues Paper

Attorney General Department

Megan Lawton (CEO)

06/11/2015

Sex Offender and Child Homicide Offender Public Website (Daniel's Law) Bill 2015

NT Attorney General 

Megan Lawton (CEO)

14/12/2012

Exposure Draft of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

26/11/2012

Legal Services: Disaster preparedness

Commissioner of Police

Megan Lawton (CEO)

06/11/2012

Draft Fifth Report by Australia on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

01/11/2012

Closure of the Kalkaringi Court

Chief Magistrate

Megan Lawton (CEO)

29/10/2012

Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Consequential Amendments Bill and the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act

Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

22/10/2012

Alice Springs Registry of the Family Law Courts

Attorney-General (Cth)

Megan Lawton (CEO)

22/10/2012

Family Law Service at North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

Attorney-General (Cth)

Megan Lawton (CEO)

01/10/2012

Child in Need of Protection: Draft Practice Direction 24 of 2012

Chief Magistrate

Megan Lawton (CEO)

28/09/2012

Remote housing in the NT and access to legal services

Law Council of Australia Review

Megan Lawton (CEO)

26/09/2012

Unit Titles (Schemes) Act proposed review

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

18/09/2012

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Enquiry into slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

12/09/2012

Law Council of Australia's response to Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers Recommendation

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

22/08/2012

Delay in the passage of the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Consequential Amendments Bill and the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

19/07/2012

Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers seeking legal advice service and guardianship of minors

Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers

Megan Lawton (CEO)

05/07/2012

Care and Protection of Children (Therapeutic Orders) Amendment Bill 2012 - Secure Care for Children

Department of Children and Families

Megan Lawton (CEO)

02/07/2012

Review of Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals Reform) Act

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

22/06/2012

Care and Protection of Children (Therapeutic Orders) Amendment Bill 2012

Department of Children and Families

Megan Lawton (CEO)

07/06/2012

Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

17/05/2012

Independent Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Megan Lawton (CEO)

16/05/2012

Legal Advice and Support Service for Asylum Seekers in the Northern Territory

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

16/05/2012

Alcohol and Other Drugs Tribunal - Income Management

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

16/05/2012

Implementation of orders within the new Correctional setting

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

14/05/2012

National Anti-Racism Strategy

Australian Human Rights Commission

Megan Lawton (CEO)

24/04/2012

Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

14/04/2012

Trial of Expanded Video-Link Mentions between Darwin Correctional Centre, Don Dale Detention Centre and Courts

Chief Magistrate

Megan Lawton (CEO)

13/04/2012

Use of Aboriginal Interpreter Service

Aboriginal Interpreter Service

Megan Lawton (CEO)

11/04/2012

Care and Protection of Children Act

Department of Children and Families

Megan Lawton (CEO)

04/04/2012

Care and Protection of Children (Therapeutic Orders) Amendment Bill (Secure Care Facilities for Children)

Department of Children and Families and Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

28/03/2012

Optional Protocol to Convention against Torture

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

19/02/2012

National Human Rights Action Plan

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

14/02/2012

Draft Adult Decision-Making Bill

Department of Health

Megan Lawton (CEO)

03/02/2012

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory and two related bills

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs

Megan Lawton (CEO)

19/01/2012

Community Courts for Adult Offenders

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

13/01/2012

Notification of Forthcoming Gazettal -Department of Health Supervision Directions Pursuant to Section 43ZA Criminal Code Amendments (Mental Impairment and Unfitness for Trial) Act

Department of Health

Megan Lawton (CEO)

05/01/2012

Effects of hearing impairment and cultural and linguistic barriers on engagement by Indigenous Australians with the criminal justice system

Law Council of Australia

Megan Lawton (CEO)

30/11/2011

Alcohol Reform (Prevention of Alcohol ?related Crime and Substance Misuse) Act 2011

Magistrates Court

Megan Lawton (CEO)

28/11/2011

The possible role of pro bono lawyers in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process

National Pro-Bono Resource Centre

Megan Lawton (CEO)

23/11/2011

Justice and other Legislation Amendment Bill (no2) of 2011

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

14/11/2011

Champetry and Maintenance

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

10/11/2011

Future COAG Regulatory Reform Agenda Stakeholder Consultation

Department of Finance and Deregulation

Megan Lawton (CEO)

31/10/2011

Australian Solicitor Conduct Rules (ASCR)

Northern Territory Attorney-General, Chief Justice and Northern Territory Bar Association

Megan Lawton (CEO)

05/102011

National Legal Profession Reform (NLPR)

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

14/09/2011

Northern Territory Sentencing Advisory Council

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

23/08/2011

Legal Profession Regulations and CDP Requirements

Department of Justice

Megan Lawton (CEO)

23/08/2011

Programs within the new Correctional setting

Minister for Correctional Services

Megan Lawton (CEO)

18/08/2011

Northern Territory Jurisdictional Forum

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

09/08/2011

Northern Territory Remote Tenancy Legal Advice Service

Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services

Megan Lawton (CEO)

26/07/2011

Northern Territory Youth Justice Review

Department of Justice and Department of Children and Families

Megan Lawton (CEO)

17/07/2011

Legal Representation in the Alcohol and Drugs Tribunal

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Megan Lawton (CEO)

30/06/2011

Public Housing Safety Officers

Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Service

Julie Davis (A/CEO)

04/05/2011

Uniform Evidence Bill

Northern Territory Department of Justice

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

28/03/2011

Contract of Sale

Northern Territory Department of Justice

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

25/03/2011

Independent Child Representatives in Family Matters Court

Northern Territory Chief Magistrate

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

24/01/2011

National Legal Profession Reform

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

08/12/2010

Child Protection Inquiry - submission following release of report

Minister for Health

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

01/12/2010

Northern Territory Legal Aid funding

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

23/11/2010

SMART Court Bill and ParCSM Bill

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Matthew Storey (President)

22/11/2010

Alcohol policy released

Legal Practitioners and Northern Territory Attorney-General

Matthew Storey (President)

17/11/2010

National Legal Profession Reform

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

10/11/2010

National Legal Profession Reform

Northern Territory Attorney-General

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

05/08/2010

New Era Corrections and Programs

Minister for Corrections

Matthew Storey (President)

28/072010

Matters relating to Department

Northern Territory Department of Health

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

21/07/2010

CPD Requirements

Northern Territory Department of Justice

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

26/06/2010

Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act Issues paper

Northern Territory Department of Justice

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO / Access to Justice Committee / Indigenous Issues Committee)

24/06/2010

Income Management - policy guidelines for roll out of income management across the Northern Territory

Commonwealth Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO)

09/05/2010

Child Protection Inquiry - Amendments to the Care and Protection of Children Act

Child Protection Inquiry

Barbara Bradshaw (CEO / Family Law Committee)

27.8.09

Draft Alice Springs (Management of Public Places) By Laws

CEO Alice Springs Council

Barbara Bradshaw

 

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