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...]

Attorney-General to appeal Cowan sentence

Appeal decisions

The Attorney-General is to appeal the Cowan sentence imposed in the Brisbane Supreme Court.   Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has instructed the Director of Public … [Read more...]

Corrupt Betting Offences to carry 10 year maximum

Corrupt betting set to face 10 year imprisonment.

Sports betting and corruption New laws targeting sports betting and corruption are set to be introduced into Queensland Parliament.  The laws are expected to mirror those of New South Wales, … [Read more...]

Penalty Unit Costs Set For Automatic Increase.

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Penalties Units Set for Rise The Penalties and Sentences (Indexation) Amendment Act 2013 was passed on 5 March 2014.  This legislation allows for the annual indexing of penalty units under the State … [Read more...]

Party Hosts face 3 years imprisonment for “out of control” parties

Out of Control Party Laws Organisers of out-of-control parties could face hefty fines or jail time under new out of control party laws to go before State Parliament this week. Under the out of … [Read more...]

QUEENSLAND IMPOUNDMENT PROCESS

Hooning Laws Hooning and other reckless driving offences can result in the impoundment or immobilisation of a motor vehicle for a period of  seven to 90 days under Queensland Hooning Laws.  For … [Read more...]

Proposed toughening for Juvenile Justice.

Juvenile Justice Laws The Queensland Government is proposing a raft of changes to the Juvenile Justice Act when Parliament resumes on 11 February this year. Proposed Juvenile Justice … [Read more...]

Bikie Laws $82,500.00 FOR WEARING COLOURS.

Criminal law

  Bikie Laws amendments to the Liquor Act. The State Government has introduced changes to the Liquor Act 1992.  The Government has declared 26 motor cycle gangs as Declared Criminal … [Read more...]

Increased penalties for stock Qld Stock Offences

stock penalties

The minimum fines for stock offences have increased from $200 to $1100 per animal or the value of the animal, whichever is the higher amount. Other amendments to the legislation will benefit … [Read more...]

New Law Grants Qld’s Attorney General Power of Indefinite Detention.

New powers enable Qld's Attorney General to indefinitely detain prisoners

The Public Interest Declarations Act amending the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act represents a significant change to the way the law is applied in Queensland and throughout Australia. We … [Read more...]