Double demerit points to target texting drivers

Motorists repeatedly caught texting or using their mobile phone while driving will face stiffer penalties under changes announced today. The penalties are among a range of recommendations arising … [Read more...]

Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill

The Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill is part of a Queensland Government strategy aiming to restore responsible behaviour, stamp out alcohol and drug-related violence and ultimately ensure … [Read more...]

IMPRISONMENT NOT A SENTENCE OF LAST RESORT

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Sentencing procedure has been significantly amended with the introduction of the  Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.  The act amends section 9 (Sentencing guidelines) by omitting … [Read more...]

Increased Penalty For Unlicensed Driving

Amendments to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 will increase the penalty for unlicensed driving where a person has never held a driver licence. Current Law Pursuant to … [Read more...]

When do I have to provide police with a traffic crash report?

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Current Law. The Driver of a motor vehicle is required to furnish a traffic crash report to police as soon as possible to the nearest police station. Section 92 of the Transport Operations (Road Use … [Read more...]

ANPR camera systems set to detect Unregistered Vehicles

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The Queensland Government is set to allow automatic number plate recognition camera systems or ANPR camera systems to detect unregistered drivers, through proposed amendments to the Transport … [Read more...]

Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2014

Reforms included in the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2014  The Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2014 sees reform in a number of criminal law areas. The proposed amendments include harsher penalties for … [Read more...]

Police Set to Outsource Service of Notices To Appear

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Notices to Appear Under current legislation the Queensland Police Service is required to personally serve Notices to Appear on alleged offenders.  This process ensures that the alleged offender is … [Read more...]

No Smoking in Qld Jails from 5 May 2014.

Smoking and Tobacco products set to be banned in Qld Jails.

No Smoking or tobacco products in Qld Jails With the Queensland government banning tobacco from Qld Jails, the mere possession of tobacco and smoking related products could see  liable to Prosecution … [Read more...]

Juvenile Offenders To Be Named and Shamed Under New Laws

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New criminal laws have been passed for juvenile offenders in Queensland with a substantial overhaul of the Qld Childrens Court process.  These changes are substantial in that they remove the … [Read more...]