Some examples of our submissions to significant consultations are provided below.  You can search all our research reports including submissions to Parliament, Commissions and government in UQ's eSpace repository. 

Example submissions

Press freedom

Submission on Press Freedom to Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications (PDF, 268.5 KB)
Coordinating author: Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
Submitted on 30 August 2019

Submission to Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press. (PDF, 426.9 KB)
Coordinating author: Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
Submitted on 26 July 2019 to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's Inquiry (the PJCIS Inquiry).

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Community-based sentencing orders, imprisonment and parole options

Submission to Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council Review of Community Based Sentencing Orders, Imprisonment and Parole Options (PDF, 848.2 KB)
Authors: Heather Douglas, Tamara Walsh, Joseph Lelliott, Rebecca Wallis
Submitted on 3 June 2019 to the Chair, John Roberston, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.

The final report on Community-based sentencing orders, imprisonment and parole options by the Queensland Sentencing Advising Council refers to our submission throughout.

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Prohibition of mining in the Galilee Basin

Submission to Inquiry into the Mineral Resources (Galilee Basin) Amendment Bill 2018 (PDF, 113.1 KB)
Coordinating author: Justine Bell-James
Submitted on 1 February 2019 to the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee.

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Submission in support of Family and Domestic Violence Leave (AM2015/1) (PDF, 475.2 KB)
Coordinating author: Paul Harpur
Submitted on 14 August 2017 to the Fair Work Commission.

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Commonwealth procurement and trade agreements

Submission to Inquiry into the Commonwealth Procurement Framework (PDF, 502.5 KB)
Coordinating author: Anthony Cassimatis
Submitted on 31 March 2017 by Anthony Cassimatis to the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement, Department of the House of Representatives, Canberra.

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A human rights act for Queensland

Submission in support of a Human Rights Act in Queensland (PDF, 825.5 KB)
Coordinating author: Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
Submitted in 2016 to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee.

This UQ joint academic submission to the Queensland Human Rights Bill supported the enactment of the Bill. We were invited to appear before the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, which Rebecca did together with Bridget Burton. The submission is referenced throughout the Committee’s report (PDF, 1.7 MB) (pp 5, 7, 70-72, 87, 89, 90, 99, 104, 109).  The Bill was enacted on the recommendation of the Committee.

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