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...]

Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017

Domestic violence bail

On Valentines Day 2017, the Opposition Leader, Tim Nicholls introduced the Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill will see a massive … [Read more...]

Recording Private Conversations – Is it lawful?

private conversations

The Moreton Bay Council recently announced that they have rolled out 330 CCTV cameras that have the capacity to record private conversations. In 2013 the then Queensland Transport Minister sought to … [Read more...]

What to consider when contesting a Domestic Violence Application

Domestic Violence

Contesting a Domestic Violence Application under Queensland's Domestic Violence legislation can be a daunting.  You should carefully consider the Application before you decide how to respond to it.  W … [Read more...]

Freedom of Information Laws to be reviewed

Criminal law

Community Review of Freedom of Information Law The Queensland Government is seeking input from the community on a review of the Queensland's Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act … [Read more...]

Reforms to Youth Justice Laws Brings Qld in Line With UN Convention

Teenager under arrest

Youth Justice Reforms Queensland's 17 year old offenders are the only youths in the Country being sentenced outside the youth justice system. By treating 17 year olds as adults in the criminal … [Read more...]

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council

Criminal Lawyers

Sentencing law to be assisted by Sentencing Advisory Council Sentencing law is a complex and often controversial part of the Criminal process.  In considering the competing elements of the sentencing … [Read more...]

Qld set to overturn Barbaro & Zirilli v The Queen [2014]

Statue of justice

Barbaro & Zirilli is a 2014 High Court Decision which effectively brought to an end the practice of Prosecutors providing the Court with an appropriate sentencing range.  Until 2014 it was usual … [Read more...]

IMPRISONMENT NOT A SENTENCE OF LAST RESORT

Jail

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...]

Online Plea Of Guilty

Minor Traffic offences commenced by way of a complaint and summons, can now be resolved by way of an online plea of guilty.  The days of attending the bulk traffic call over and waiting to have minor … [Read more...]