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Queensland Law Reform Commission reports may be downloaded free of charge by using the links on this page. However, if you wish to purchase a report in hard copy or CD form, prices are quoted on the link: How to order and purchase publications.

All publications in the Report and Working Paper series are available in hard copy – refer to the price list (prices include GST).

Please note that publications marked with an asterisk (*) are out of print and are copies of the original publication

Reports

No.

Report

Date

Cost

R71

A Review of the Trusts Act 1973 (PDF 3.68MB)

2013
Large
R70

A Review of Religious and Certain Other Community Organisation Acts (PDF 2.45MB)

2013
Medium
R69

A Review of the Law in Relation to the Final Disposal of a Dead Body (PDF 2.12MB) or (RTF 4694KB)

2011
Large
R68

A Review of Jury Selection (PDF 3MB) or (RTF 6895KB)

2011
Large
R67

A review of Queensland's Guardianship Laws

2010
 

Volume 1 (2.42MB)

Large
 

[including Executive Summary (289kB) and Summary of Recommendations (453kB) ]

 

Volume 2 (2.08MB)

Large
 

Volume 3 (9.40MB)

Large
 

Volume 4 (2.79MB)

Large
R66

A Review of Jury Directions (52KB)

2009
 

Volume 1 (2.09MB)

Large
 

Volume 2 (2.89MB)

Large

R65

Administration of Estates of Deceased Persons: Report of the National Committee for Uniform Succession Laws to the Standing Committee of Attorneys General

2009

 

 

Volume 1 (2.74MB)

Large
 

Volume 2 (2.59MB)

 

Large
 

Volume 3 (2.61MB)

 

Large
 

Volume 4 (1.06MB)

 

Medium

R64

A review of the excuse of accident and the defence of provocation (PDF 2.51MB)

2008

Large

R63

A Review of the Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982

2007

Large

 

Volume 1 (2.91MB)

 

Volume 2 (1.24MB)

 

 

R62

Public Justice, Private Lives: A New Approach to Confidentiality in the Guardianship System

2007

 

 

Volume 1: Full Report (PDF 3.28MB) or (RTF 987kB)

Large
 

Volume 2: Draft legislation (PDF 1.28MB) or (RTF 853kB) and Bill (RTF 166kB) and Rule (RTF 32kB)

Small

R61

Wills: The anti-lapse rule (220kB)

2006

Small

R60

A review of the Uniform Evidence Acts (1.68MB)

2005

Large

R59

The abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination (932kB)

2004

Medium

R58

Supplementary report to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General on family provision (654kB)

2004

Medium

R57

Damages in an action for a wrongful death: The effect of entering into, or of the prospect of entering into, a financially supportive cohabitation relationship, and the effect of the likelihood of divorce or separation on the assessment of damages in a wrongful death claim (1.8MB)

2003

Medium

R56

Vicarious liability

2001

Medium

R55

Summary of recommendations: R55 Part 2 The receipt of evidence by Queensland Courts: The evidence of children (84kB)

2000–
2001

Small

Part 2 The receipt of evidence by Queensland Courts: The evidence of children (2.8MB)

Large

 

Part 1 The receipt of evidence by Queensland Courts: The evidence of children (553kB)

Medium

*R54

The role of Justices of the Peace in Queensland (1.67MB)

2000

Large

*R53

A review of the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) (1MB)

1998

Medium

*R52

Report on the law of wills (10.8MB)

1998

Medium

*R51

Consent to health care of young people

1996

 

 

Volume 1: The law and the need for reform (11.5MB)

Medium

Volume 2: The Commission’s legislative scheme (11.7MB)

Medium

Volume 3: Summary of the Commission’s report (4MB)

Medium

*R50

Minors’ civil law capacity (4.2MB)

1996

Medium

*R49

Assisted and substituted decisions: Decision-making by and for people with a decision-making disability

1996

 

 

Volume 1: Full report

 

 

 

{Volume 1: Chapters 1–6 (24MB)}

*

{Volume 1: Chapters 7–9 (18MB)}

Large

{Volume 1: Chapters 10–13 (26MB)}

 

*

Volume 2: Draft legislation (10.4MB)

 

Medium

 

Volume 3: Summary (2.5MB)

 

Small

*R48

De facto relationships. Claims by surviving de facto partners under the Common Law Practice Act 1867 for damages for wrongful death (2.7MB)

1994

Small

R47

Female genital mutilation (4.3MB)

1994

Medium

R46

The Freedom of Information Act 1992: Review of secrecy provision exemption (7.1MB)

1994

Medium

R45

The assessment of damages in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Griffiths v Kerkmeyer, s.15C Common Law Practice Act 1867 (7.8MB)

1993

Medium

R44

De facto relationships (18MB)

1993

Medium

R43

The Bail Act 1980 (3.7MB)

1993

Small

R42

Intestacy Rules (5.5MB)

1993

Medium

*R41

The protection of statements made to religiously ordained officials (558kB)

1991

Small

R40

Consolidation of the Real Property Acts (5.2MB)

1991

Medium

*R39

Henry VIII clauses (1MB)

1990

Small

* R38

The Oaths Act (6.7MB)

1989

Medium

* R37

Bill to amend the Property Law Act 1974–1986 (2.7MB)

1987

Small

*R36

Bill to alter the civil jurisdiction of the District Court of Queensland (2.2MB)

1985

Small

*R35

Bill to amend and reform the Jury Act, the Justices Act and the Criminal Code insofar as those Acts relate to committal proceedings and trial by jury in criminal courts (6.93MB)

1985

Medium

* R34

Bill to establish limited liability partnerships (724kB)

1985

Small

* R33

Bill to prevent the avoidance of civil liability in cases of death or personal injury caused by negligence (477kB)

1984

Small

*R32

Bill to consolidate, amend and reform the Supreme Court Acts and ancillary acts regulating civil proceedings in the Supreme Court (9.32MB)

1982

Medium

*R31

An examination of the Imperial statutes in force in Queensland (3.66MB)

1981

Small

*R30

A draft Associations Incorporation Act (3.34MB)

1980

Small

*R29

Bill to repeal the Second-hand Wares Act of 1921 and to update legislation concerning dealers and collectors (1.3MB)

1980

Small

*R28

Matters arising out of the report of the committee of inquiry into the enforcement of criminal law in Queensland (1MB)

1979

Small

*R27

Proposals to amend the practice of criminal courts in certain particulars (2.7MB)

1978

Small

*R26

An examination of the procedure and practice in Childrens Courts and on a Bill to amend the Children’s Services Act 1965–1977 (750kB)

1978

Small

*R25

The law relating to bail in criminal proceedings (2.8MB)

1978

Small

*R24

Actions against the Crown (1.4MB)

1978

Small

*R23

A review of the Pawnbrokers Act (1.1MB)

1978

Small

*R22

The law relating to succession (6.3MB)

1978

Small

*R21

Reform of the law of rape (1.1MB)

1976

Small

*R20

The law of succession and other allied considerations in relation to illegitmate persons (1.6MB)

1975

Small

*R19

Law relating to evidence (7.3MB)

1975

Medium

*R18

Statute law revision (3rd Commission report) (650kB)

1975

Small

*R17

Bill to amend the Criminal Code in certain particulars (1.4MB)

1974

Small

*R16

Bill to consolidate, amend and reform the law relating to conveyancing, property and contract and to terminate the application of certain imperial statutes (21.4MB)

1973

Medium

* R15

Statute law revision (2nd Commission report) (1.4MB)

1972

Small

*R14

Bill to amend and consolidate the law relating to limitation of actions (2MB)

1972

Small

*R13

Bill to consolidate and amend the law relating to money lending (4.3MB)

1972

Small

*R12

Bill to establish an appeal costs fund (1.7MB)

1972

Small

*R11

Acts Repeal Act (1.6MB)

1972

Small

*R10

An examination of the law relating to interest on damages (550kB)

1971

Small

*R9

An examination of the provisions of the "Fatal Accidents Acts" with a view to the elimination of anomalies (574kB)

1970

Small

*R8

The law relating to trusts, trustees, settled land and charities (9.8MB)

1971

Medium

*R7

The law relating to perpetuities and accumulations (1.3MB)

1971

Small

*R6

Statute of Frauds 1677; the Statute of Frauds Amendment Act 1828; the Statute of Frauds and Limitations of 1867 (Qld) and the Sale of Goods Act 1896 (Qld) (1.6MB)

1970

Small

*R5

Bill to make provision for the abatement of litter and other purposes (768kB)

1970

Small

*R4

Bill to consolidate the law relating to arbitration (1.9MB)

1970

Small

*R3

The Common Law Practice Acts 1867–1964 (s.2) Illegitimate children (298kB)

1970

Small

*R2

Abolition of the distinction between wilful murder and murder (419kB)

1970

Small

*R1

The law relating to relief from forfeiture of leases and to relief from forfeiture of an option to renew and certain aspects of the law relating to landlord and tenant (4MB)

1970

Small

 

 

 

 

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Working papers

WP71

A Review of the Trusts Act 1973 (Qld) (9.1MB pdf) Interim Report

2013

Large

WP71 Preliminary Recommendations (214KB doc file)

WP70

A Review of the Trusts Act 1973 (Qld) (3.923MB pdf) Discussion Paper

2012
Large

WP70 Questions and Proposals (293 KB doc file)

WP69

A review of Jury Selection (5.63MB pdf) rtf version (7.18MB rtf file) Discussion Paper

2010
Large

WP68

Please see Amendment to Terms of Reference 16 November 2009
A Review of Queensland's Guardianship Laws Discussion paper.

2009
 

Volume 1 (1.90MB pdf)

Large

Volume 2 (1.44MB pdf)

Large

Short Answer Sheet for WP68 - word version (92.5 KB doc file). rtf version (937 KB rtf file).

Small

Long Answer Sheet for WP68 - word version (328 KB doc file). rtf version (873 KB rtf file).

Small

WP67

A Review of Jury Directions (1.72MB pdf) Discussion paper.

2009
Medium

WP66

A Review of Jury Directions (1.45MB pdf) Issues paper.

2009
Medium

WP65

Shaping Queensland's Guardianship Legislation: A Companion Paper. (135kb pdf or 443kb rich text format)

2008

Small

Answer sheet for Companion Paper WP65 - word version (84KB doc file). rtf version (84KB rtf file).

Small

WP64

Shaping Queensland's Guardianship Legislation: Principles and Capacity. (925kb pdf or 2.07mb rich text format)

2008

Medium

Answer sheet for Discussion Paper WP64 - word version (143KB doc file). rtf version (1002KB rtf file).

Small

WP63

A review of the defence of provocation. (1.09MB pdf)

2008

Medium

WP62

A review of the excuse of accident. (1.08MB pdf)

2008

Medium

WP61

Public Justice, Private Lives. A companion paper. (290kB pdf or 430kB rich text format)

2006

Small

WP60

Confidentiality in the Guardianship System: Public Justice, Private Lives. A discussion paper. (1.25MB or 2.3MB rich text format)

2006

Medium

*WP59

Review of the Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982 (Qld) (925kB)

2005

Medium

*WP58

Review of the law in relation to the final disposal of a dead body (640kB)

2004

Small

WP57

The abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination (751kB)

2003

Medium

WP56

Damages in an action for a wrongful death: The effect of entering into, or of the prospect of entering into, a financially supportive cohabitation relationship, and the effect of the likelihood of divorce or separation on the assessment of damages in a wrongful death claim (368kB)

2002

Small

WP55

Recognition of Interstate and Foreign Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration (857kB)

2001

Medium

*WP54

The role of Justices of the Peace in Queensland (1.6MB)

1999

Large

WP53

The receipt of Evidence by Queensland Courts: The Evidence of Children (1.36MB)

1998

Medium

*WP52

The receipt of Evidence by Queensland Courts: Electronic Records (486kB) (view html version)

1998

Small

WP51

The role of Justices of the Peace in Queensland (418kB)

1998

Small

WP50

Review of the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (740kB)

1997

Medium

WP49

Review of the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) (1.1MB)

1997

Small

WP48

Vicarious liability (5.1MB)

1995

Medium

WP47

Uniform succession laws for Australian states and territories: Issues paper no. 2—Family provision (4.3MB)

1995

Medium

*WP46

Uniform succession laws for Australian states and territories: Issues paper no. 1—The law of wills (3.2MB)

1995

Small

WP45

Minors’ civil law capacity (4MB)

1995

Small

WP44

Consent to medical treatment of young people (12.7MB)

1995

Medium

*WP44A

Consent to medical treatment of young people: Summary of recommendations (674KB)

1995

Small

*WP43

Assisted and substituted decisions report (20.5MB)

1995

Large

 

Draft legislation (7.7MB)

 

Medium

*WP43A

Assisted and substituted decisions: Summary of recommendations (1.5MB)

1995

Small

*WP42

Female genital mutilation (3.1MB)

1994

Small

WP41

The Bail Act (4.5MB)

1993

Small

WP40

De facto relationships (22MB)

1992

Medium

*WP39

Personal property securities (3.5MB)

1992

Small

*WP38

Assisted and substituted decisions (11.3MB)

1992

Medium

WP37

Intestacy Rules (1.9MB)

1992

Small

WP36

Shared property (12MB)

1991

Medium

WP35

To bail or not to bail: A review of Queensland's bail law. (3.46MB pdf)

1991

Medium

*WP34

Statute law revision (2.2MB)

1991

Small

*WP33

Henry VIII clauses (1.03MB)

1990

Small

*WP32

The Real Property Acts of Queensland (20MB)

1988

Large

*WP31

The Oaths Act (6.93MB)

1988

Medium

WP30

Property Law Act (1.78MB)

1986

Small

WP29

District Court jurisdiction (1.75MB)

1985

Small

*WP28

Juries in criminal trials (6.26MB)

1984

Medium

WP27

Limited liability partnerships (3.66MB)

1984

Medium

*WP26

Exemption clauses (535kB)

1982

Small

WP25

Real property amendment (1.81MB)

1982

Small

WP24

Supreme Court Acts (5.73MB)

1982

Medium

*WP23

Imperial statutes (3MB)

1979

Small

*WP22

Unincorporated Associations Act (4.6MB)

1978

Medium

*WP22A

Supplementary paper on a Draft Associations Incorporation Act (1.05MB)

1979

Small

*WP21

Second Hand Wares Act (899kB)

1978

Small

*WP20

Bail (2.5MB)

1978

Small

*WP19

Criminal Code (2.86MB)

1977

Small

*WP18

Civil liability for animals (946kB)

1977

Small

*WP17

Actions against the Crown (1.38MB)

1977

Small

*WP16

Pawnbrokers Act (823kB)

1976

Small

*WP15

Children’s Services Act (1.99MB)

1976

Small

*WP14

Succession and administration of estates (5.81MB)

1975

Medium

*WP13

Bill to consolidate, amend and reform the law of Evidence (8.29MB)

1975

Medium

*WP12

Criminal Code (1.5MB)

1974

Small

*WP11

Limitation of actions (1.8MB)

1972

Small

*WP10

Property law (8.7MB)

1972

Medium

*WP9

Perpetuities and accumulations (1.23MB)

1971

Small

*WP8

Money lending (3MB)

1971

Small

*WP7

An examination of the provisions of the Fatal Accidents Acts with a view to the elimination of anomalies (599kB)

1971

Small

*WP6

An examination of the law relating to interest on damages (403kB)

1971

Small

*WP5

Trusts, trustees and settled land (9MB)

1970

Medium

*WP4

Statute of frauds (1.58MB)

1970

Small

*WP3

Abolition of distinction: Wilful murder and murder (320kB)

1969

Small

*WP2

Arbitration (1.76MB)

1969

Small

*WP1

Relief from forfeiture of leases (2.4MB)

1969

Small

 

 

 

 

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Miscellaneous papers

MP42

Public Justice, Private Lives: A Companion to the Confidentiality Report (pdf 869kB) or (rtf 735kB)

2007

Small

MP41

A new approach to confidentiality: A guide for families, friends and advocates (83kBpdf) or (rtf 122kB)

2007

Small

MP40

A new approach to confidentiality: A guide for people who may need help with decision-making. (52kBpdf) or (rtf 82kB)

2007

Small

MP39

Key questions for families, friends and advocates (65kBpdf)

2006

Small

MP38

Key questions for people who may need help with decision-making (55kBpdf)

2006

Small

*MP37

The Administration of Estates of Deceased Persons (20.7MB)

1999

Medium

*MP32

Evidence and technology: Institute for Information Management Ltd: Discussion on evidence and technology (1.8MB)

1998

Small

*MP30

Uniform Civil Procedure Rules: Submission on probate and administration (250kB)

1998

Small

*MP29

Consolidated report to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General on the law of wills (12.2MB)

1997

Medium

*MP28

Report to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General on family provision (11.8MB)

1997

Medium

*MP18

Health Services Act 1991, s.62: Submission to Queensland Health and others (181kB)

1996

Small

*MP17

Consent to medical treatment of young people: Medical examinations in cases of suspected child abuse (1.45MB)

1996

Small

*MP16

Uniform succession laws: The effect of Lex Situs and Mozambique Rules on succession to immovable property (1.25MB)

1996

Small

*MP15

Uniform succession laws: Wills (3.77MB)

1996

Small

*MP14

Consent to medical treatment of young people: Submission to Queensland Health on review of the Health Act 1937: New population health legislation for Queensland (483kB)

1995

Small

*MP13

Problems relating to passing of risk between vendor and purchaser (862kB)

1984

Small

*MP12

Real Property Acts (255kB)

Small

*MP11

Enforcement of judgements in debt (990kB)

1983

Small

*MP10

First issues paper: The law of wills (2.74MB)

1994

Small

*MP9

A Bill to consolidate, amend and reform the Supreme Courts Acts and ancillary Acts regulating civil proceedings in the Supreme Court (850kB)

1990

Small

*MP8

De facto relationships: Claims by surviving de facto partners under the Common Law Practice Act 1867 for damages for wrongful death (1.9MB)

1994

Small

*MP7

Female genital mutilation (1.9MB)

1993

Small

*MP7A

Submission to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Inquiry into the Crimes (Child Sex Tourism) Amendment Bill 1994 (187kB)

1994

Small

*MP6

Circumcision of male infants (3.5MB)

1993

Small

*MP5

Exclusions of benefits from the assessment of wrongful death: Section 15C Common Law Practice Act 1867 (2.55MB)

1993

Small

*MP4

Griffiths v Kerkmeyer (2.24MB)

1993

Small

*MP3

Section 48 Freedom of Information Act (10.2MB)

1993

Medium

*MP2

Consent by young people to medical treatment (1.34MB)

1993

Small

*MP1

Steering your own ship: Assisting people who are unable to make decisions for themselves (4.49MB)

1991

Small

 

 

 

 

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Annual reports

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2012–2013

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2011–2012

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2010–2011

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2009–2010

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2008–2009

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2007–2008

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2006–2007

Links to 2MB pdf file.

Annual Report 2005–2006

Links to 507 kB pdf file.

Annual Report 2004–2005

Links to 586 kB pdf file.

Annual Report 2003–2004

Links to 184 kB pdf file.

Annual Report 2002–2003

Links to pdf file.

Annual Report 2001–2002

Links to pdf file.

Annual Report 2000–2001

Links to pdf file.

Annual Report 1999–2000

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Last reviewed: 13 June 2013