Reform of civil and administrative justice
Activity occurred prior to the current government.
This discussion paper is part of a project that aims to improve the delivery of civil and administrative justice across all Queensland Government agencies. The project is conducted by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
Improvements to the current system of civil and administrative justice will focus on two issues:
- exploring options to improve the existing mechanisms to deliver civil and administrative justice
- developing an administrative review policy to ensure a consistent and contestable approach across all government agencies when decisions about reforms to existing administrative review mechanisms are made, or when a new right of review is created.
This discussion paper has three parts. The first part sets out the need for reform, detailing the scope of the project and the proposed outcomes. The second part proposes options to reform current civil and administrative justice mechanisms. The third part proposes a new administrative review policy to ensure a consistent and contestable approach across all government agencies when reforms are made to review rights.
Specific consultation questions are raised throughout the paper, but are also listed together in attachment 7 of the discussion paper.
Following the close of the consultation period, the results of consultation will be analysed and recommendations will be made to the Attorney-General on ways to improve the delivery of civil and administrative justice in Queensland.
Submissions closed on 21 December 2007.