STEP UP FOR FAMILY LAW REFORM
Written on the 5 August 2014
AS the Queensland Law Reform Commission gets a boost, strong law reforms to protect families are expected to be passed in parliament today.
“Keeping families safe and revitalising frontline services are some of the government’s top priorities and these reforms rebalance the scales of justice in several ways, from tackling animal torturers to cut and run sex offenders,” says Bleijie.
Bleijie says the new appointments to the Commission will facilitate the enactment of this by bringing a fresh perspective to legislation.
“It’s important we continue to look at long-standing legislation in our state to ensure it is simplified and modernised to reflect the progress of our great state," says Bleijie.
In addition to Jackson, former supreme court justice Margaret Wilson, Peter Hastie QC, Dr Peter McDermott of the University of Queensland’s Law Faculty, and former Queensland University of Technology Law lecturer Samantha Trave have also been appointed to the Commission.
Specific reforms include: