New DPP announced for Queensland

wig 1

Congratulations to Michael Roderick Byrne QC who was this month appointed as Queensland's new Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Byrne QC has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a … [Read more...]

VLAD head announced in Bikie Law Review

Harley Davidson

Former Supreme Court Judge, Alan Wilson will head the review of VLAD laws as part an extensive review of organised crime, Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath announced today.  The Qld bikie laws were rushed … [Read more...]

Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry Established

In February 2015, the newly elected government indicated that it would conduct a Commission of Inquiry into aspects relating to organised crime in Queensland.  On 2 April 2015 by Commission of Inquiry … [Read more...]

Drug Convictions for Offences at Stereosonic

Party Drugs

More than 120 revellers face criminal convictions for drug offences following last weekends Stereosonic concert in Fortitude Valley.A total of 123 people were arrested and charged with 127 offences … [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...]

Inquiry into Criminal Activity

Coa_Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced an inquiry into criminal statistics across the state.  The Inquiry, to be conducted by the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, is set to hear evidence … [Read more...]

Disqualified Driving Sentence

Mollie Roper obtained an exceptional result for this mornings disqualified driving sentence.  Our client was charged with one count of disqualified driving and another count of disqualified driving … [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...]

New Traffic Laws and Increased Penalties for Cycle Offences.

Ciclisti al tour

New Traffic Laws Introduce Cycling Reforms. Queensland has new traffic laws following the introductions of the Transport Legislation and Another Regulation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2014.  These … [Read more...]

Life imprisonment for so called “Coward Punches”

Qld criminal Laws

The Government today outlined its new coward punch laws and other increased penalties under its draft ‘Safe Night Out Strategy.  In what seems to be a theme of the current government's legislative … [Read more...]