Last month the Queensland Government confirmed with Queensland Law Society that conveyancers will not be licensed in Queensland and interstate licensees will not be recognised as a consequence of the National licensing scheme.

Queensland Law Society raised its concerns with the Queensland Government after becoming aware of lobbying from interstate parties during the latest COAG agreements for national occupational licensing.

In Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser’s correspondence to the Society, he said the Queensland Government previously considered whether to license conveyancers as part of the national competition policy review of the legal profession legislation.

Mr Fraser said the Government had decided not to license conveyancers in Queensland and not to allow licensed conveyancers from other jurisdictions to operate in the State.