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NSW Young Lawyers Policy Statements

NSW Young Lawyers has standing positions on law and justice policy issues that are of importance or interest to its members. Those positions are published in the form of policy statements. Policy statements are prepared in close consultation with the members of NSW Young Lawyers, to ensure that those positions are reflective of the views of the membership as a whole.

The following policy statements have been developed to assist NSW Young Lawyers' Committees to prepare submissions and media releases:

Access to Justice

Law Reform


NSW Young Lawyers committees are active in influencing and shaping government policy and legislation through their written submissions.


Improvements to the Debt and Equity Tax Rules (Taxation Law Committee)

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Criminal Justice System Consultation Paper (Criminal Law Committee)

Proposed changes to penalties for small business and individuals (Business Law Committee)

Preconditions for alternative decision-making arrangements (Civil Litigation Committee)

New Wind Energy Planning Framework (Environment and Planning Law Committee)

Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill 2016 and Container Deposit Scheme Regulatory Framework Discussion Paper (Environment and Planning Law Committee)

Regulation of Australian Agriculture (Animal Law Committee)

Kosciuszko National Park Draft Wild Horse Management Plan: Public consultation (Animal Law Committee)

Legislative review of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 (Criminal Law Committee)

GST treatment of digital currency (Taxation Law Committee)

Biodiversity Conservation and Land Management in NSW (Environment and Planning Law Committee)

Treasury Consultation Paper - Implementing a Diverted Profits Tax (Taxation Law Committee)

Review of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Civil Litigation Committee)

Penalties for White Collar Crime (Business Law Committee)

Revised Community Consultative Committee Guidelines (Environment and Planning Law Committee)

Preliminary Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission Review of the Guardianship Act (Civil Litigation, Human Rights and Public Law & Government Committees)

Cross-border profit allocation and income tax - review of transfer pricing rules (Taxation Law Committee)

Options for Low Rise Medium Density Housing as Complying Development Discussion Paper (Environment and Planning Law Committee)

Greyhound Racing Industry - Issues Paper on Governance and Social Contribution (Animal Law Committee)

Proposed National Court Framework Consultation Process (Civil Litigation Committee)


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