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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.


Inquiry into Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on Housing, Buildings and Infrastructure (Environment and Planning Committee)Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW) (Criminal Law Committee)Civil Penalty Regime for the Non Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images (Criminal Law and CET Committees)NSW Law Reform Commission review of the New South Wales guardianship regime (Civil Litigation Committee)Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia (International Law and Human Rights Committees)Class 3 Compensation Claims Practice Note (Environment and Planning Law Committee)Inquiry into the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians (Public Law and Government Committee)Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill 2017 (Environment and Planning Law Committee)Increasing the Transparency of the Beneficial Ownership of Companies (Business Law Committee)Eastern Grey Kangaroo: Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan (Animal Law Committee)Efficacy and Regulation of Shark Mitigation and Deterrent Measures (Animal Law Committee)Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements (CET and Business Law Committees)Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia (Human Rights and Public Law and Government Committees)Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Model Amendments to the Uniform Evidence Law (Criminal Law Law Committee)Hawkesbury City Council's Draft Circus Policy (Animal Law Committee)Access to Retained Data in Civil Proceedings (CET Committee)


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