Law Council’s poll of Major Party’s electoral positions on key legal issues (Includes Legislative Standards reform)
In July 2010, the Law Council of Australia invited major political parties contesting the 2010 Federal Election to provide their views on key national issues of relevance to the Australian legal profession.
The Law Council prepared a document containing a list of issues and questions, and requested major political parties provide the details of their policy platform in relation to these key areas by 28 July 2010.
The key issues addressed in the document were:
- Access to Justice
- Legislative Standards
- Improved Protection for Human Rights
- Asylum Seekers
- Reform of Anti-Terror Laws
- Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers in Rural, Regional and Remote Areas
- Family Law
- General Issues including:
a) Improving protections against gender equality and discrimination;
b) Workers compensation; and
c) Indigenous issues.
The Law Council received responses from the Australian Labor Party, the Coalition and the Greens.