Policy submissions

The QFCC uses evidence and networks to influence legislation and policy concerning the wellbeing of Queensland children and young people, and their families. 

We advocate for evidence-based, collaborative and strategic approaches to address issues that affect the wellbeing of Queensland’s children, their families and the community. 

We collect data, undertake research and engage with stakeholders, children and families to form positions and make recommendations about laws, policies, practices and services related to the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

We do this to improve the child protection, family support and youth justice systems to make sure they are the best they can possibly be to protect vulnerable children and families. 

Accessible versions of the linked documents are available upon request at website@qfcc.qld.gov.au.

National Mental Health Commission consultation on a draft National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy (PDF, 324.36 KB)
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications consultation on a draft Online Safety Bill (PDF, 258.76 KB)
Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (PDF, 727 KB)
Senate Environment and Communications Committee inquiry into the Online Safety Bill 2021 (PDF, 193 KB)
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights examination of Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements - class of persons) Instrument 2021 (PDF, 855 KB)
National Indigenous Australians Agency consultation on an Indigenous Voice (PDF, 190 KB)
Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Joint submission) (PDF, 1.29 MB)
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority consultation on the Review of the Australian Curriculum (PDF, 313.38 KB)
Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce discussion paper on options for legislating against coercive control and the creation of a standalone domestic violence offence (PDF, 414.86 KB)
Department of Social Services (Commonwealth) consultation on the implementation of the successor plan to the National Framework (PDF, 335.05 KB)
Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce discussion paper: Women and girls' experience of the criminal justice system (PDF, 249.43 KB)
Community Support and Services Committee Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness in Queensland (PDF, 3.3 MB)
Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commission inquiry into the performance of functions to assess and report on complaints about corrupt conduct (PDF, 242 KB)
Senate Select Committee on Autism inquiry into the services, support and life outcomes for autistic people in Australia (PDF, 2.07 MB)
Department of Infrasturcture, Transport, Regional Development and Communications consultation on a new Online Safety Act (PDF, 1.2 MB)
House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence (PDF, 322 KB)
Productivity Commission draft Indigenous Evaluation Strategy (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Bill 2020 (PDF, 725 KB)
Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (PDF, 832 KB)
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women discussion paper - Rethinking rights and regulation: towards a stronger framework for protecting children and supporting families (PDF, 399.41 KB)
Child-friendly version: Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women discussion paper - Rethinking rights and regulation: towards a stronger framework for protecting children and supporting families (PDF, 751.03 KB)
Queensland Productivity Commission inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism (draft report) (PDF, 200 KB)
Commonwealth Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health (PDF, 211 KB)
Department of Communication and the Arts (Commonwealth) consultation on the draft online safety charter (PDF, 268.15 KB)
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (Queensland) consultation - Sexual Violence Prevention: Starting the Conversation (PDF, 188.95 KB)
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs inquiry into effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (PDF, 210 KB)
Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (PDF, 1.93 MB)
Australian Human Rights Commission's Free + Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Education Council review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training (PDF, 288.86 KB)
Commonwealth Treasury inquiry into improving the effectiveness of the consumer product safety system (PDF, 396.3 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry into regulatory or other options to address the issue of button battery safety (PDF, 104 KB)
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Draft Accessibility Strategy (PDF, 274.92 KB)
Department of Housing and Public Works discussion paper - A better renting future - safety, security and certainty - consultation regulatory impact statement (PDF, 324.41 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission review of the safety standard for corded internal window coverings (PDF, 82.15 KB)
Human Rights Bill 2018 (PDF, 629 KB)
Queensland Productivity Commission inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism (issues paper) (PDF, 9.57 MB)
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (PDF, 1.87 MB)
Working with Children Legislation (Indigenous Communities) Bill 2018 (PDF, 661 KB)
Queensland Government Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation (PDF, 124.28 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission consultation regarding a review of the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features (PDF, 66.88 KB)
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 (PDF, 203 KB)
Review of the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (PDF, 225 KB)
Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages inquiry regarding recognising sex and gender diversity and same-sex families (PDF, 210 KB)
Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2018 (PDF, 172 KB)
Closing the Gap - the next phase discussion paper (PDF, 210.61 KB)
Australian Law Reform Commission review of the family law system (PDF, 660 KB)
Australian Human Rights Commission consultation regarding Queensland initiatives relevant to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (PDF, 280 KB)
Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (PDF, 32.8 MB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission consultation regarding the Quad Bike Safety: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (PDF, 724 KB)
Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiry into the adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory laws to capture cyberbullying (PDF, 32 MB)
Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council inquiry into penalties for criminal offences arising from the death of a child (PDF, 65.23 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission consultation regarding quad bike safety (PDF, 32.4 MB)
Australian Human Rights Commission consultation on the implementation of the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture in Australia (PDF, 402KB) Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 (PDF, 676 KB)
Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee inquiry into improving the delivery of respectful relationships and sex education relevant to the use of technology in Queensland state schools (PDF, 673 KB)
Working with Children Legislation (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2017 (PDF, 661 KB)
Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017 (PDF, 125 KB)
Queensland Mental Health Commission consultation on the renewal of the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan (PDF, 256.36 KB)
Child Protection and Education Legislation (Reporting of Abuse) Amendment Bill 2017 (PDF, 193.21 KB)
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services issues paper, The next chapter in child protection legislation (PDF, 423.55 KB)
Department of Health (Commonwealth) Implementation Plan Advisory Group consultation on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2015-23 (PDF, 212.77 KB)
Queensland Law Reform Commission consultation regarding a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme in Queensland (PDF, 226.38 KB)
Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 (PDF, 297 KB)
Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017 (PDF, 664 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission consultation regarding mandatory safety standards for children's toys (PDF, 263.64 KB)
Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into young parents and their children (PDF, 554.84 KB)
Queensland Productivity Commission inquiry into service delivery in Indigenous communities (PDF, 427.38 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission consultation regarding mandatory safety standards for swimming and flotation aids (PDF, 160.55 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding mandatory safety standards for cigarette lighters (PDF, 167.52 KB)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding mandatory safety standards for baby bath aids (PDF, 168.72 KB)
Department of Justice and Attorney-General consultation regarding the Civil Litigation Review (PDF, 233.06 KB)
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse discussion paper on Criminal Justice (PDF, 340 KB)
Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 1.76 MB)
Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 132 KB)
Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 676 KB)
Adoption and Other Legislation Bill 2016 (PDF, 645 KB)
Health (Abortion Law Reform) Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 641 KB)
Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 627 KB)
Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting – Mason’s Law) Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 386 KB)
Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 767 KB)
Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee Human Rights Inquiry (PDF, 1.22 MB)
Royal Commisssion into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issues paper on Out-of-Home Care (PDF, 583 KB)
Australian Human Rights Commission consultation regarding the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) in the context of youth justice detention centres (PDF, 229.43 KB)
Abortion Law Reform (Women’s Right to Choose) Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 648 KB)
Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 651 KB)
Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015 (PDF, 1.68 MB)
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services consultation on the review of the Child Protection Act 1999 (PDF, 705.51 KB)
Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016 and Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 640 KB)
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services review of the Adoption Act 2009 (PDF, 160.72 KB)
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services review of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (PDF, 340.98 KB)
Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016, (Smoke Alarms Inquiries) (PDF, 824 KB)
Public hearing at the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (PDF, 150 KB)
Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (PDF, 1 MB)
Queensland Law Reform Commission review of child protection mandatory reporting laws for early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector (PDF, 646.3 KB)
National Children's Commissioner consultation regarding the examination of children affected by family and domestic violence (PDF, 644.33 KB)
Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry regarding the access to legal assistance services - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services (PDF, 533.62 KB)
Family Law Council inquiry regarding the intersection of family law and the child protection system (PDF, 584.12 KB)
Parliament of Western Australia, Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People inquiry into the functions exercised by the Commissioner for Children and Young People (PDF, 505.81 KB)
Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, References Committee inquiry into the adequacy of existing residential arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental and intellectual disabilities in Australia (PDF, 305.79 KB)