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Policy Submissions & Projects

Through our network of expert policy committees, the Law Society draws on the collective knowledge and experience of members to promote public debate on law reform and legal policy issues. The Law Society is engaged in a constant process of consultation with government and made over 100 legal policy submissions in 2010 - 11.

Important areas for law reform this year include the law of bail and the NSW planning system, both of which are anticipated to be the subject of significant legislative reform. The Law Society also represents the interests of the profession in the ongoing process for development of a National e-Conveyancing System. Recent submissions cover areas as diverse as "anti bikie" legislation and the operation of the Fair Work Act..

The 2011 state election provided an opportunity for the Law Society to seek commitment from all political parties to measures which would increase justice and fairness in the legal system and the community. Since the election, we have seen implementation of our proposals to repeal the Torrens Assurance Levy, review the Bail Act 1978 and amend driver licensing legislation so that demerit points are not recorded when an offence is proven but no conviction is recorded.

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