M1 Traffic Restrictions

Truck drivers need to be aware that from, 1 August 2017, all trucks with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) over 4.5t will be restricted to travelling in the left 2 lanes in both directions between Springwood … [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...]

New Traffic Laws and Increased Penalties for Cycle Offences.

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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”

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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 plat … [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 P … [Read more...]

40 Cars a Day Being Seized Under QLD’s Hooning Laws

40 Cars a day seized under Hoon Laws Since 1 November 2013, police have proffered more than 7,800 charges under Queensland hoon laws for traffic offences including dangerous operation of a motor … [Read more...]

Proposed Increased Penalties For Mobile Phone Offences

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Qld Mobile phone laws The State Government is considering new laws for mobile phone offences while driving. Motorists currently face fines of $330 and the loss of three demerit points if caught using … [Read more...]

NEW PENALTIES FOR HOONING.

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New Penalties for driving offences New anti-hooning and road safety legislation came into effect today.  The penalties for offending are far more significant that those previously imposed.  Offences a … [Read more...]

Increased penalties for stock Qld Stock Offences

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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...]

COMMONWEALTH PENALTY UNIT

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On 28 November 2012, the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 received royal assent. This act increases the value of a penalty unit from $ … [Read more...]