Sentencing Advisory Council – Child Homicide

Criminal law

On 26 October 2017, the Sentencing Advisory Council received Terms of Reference from the Attorney General regarding the "penalties imposed on sentence for criminal offences arising from the death of a … [Read more...]

Sentencing Advisory Council – Intermediate sentencing options and parole

Criminal law

On 26 October 2017, the Sentencing Advisory Council received Terms of Reference from the Attorney General regarding "community based sentencing orders, imprisonment and parole options".  At the core … [Read more...]

WELCOME RETURN OF DRUG COURT TO QUEENSLAND COURTS

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In acknowledging the link between addiction and the commission of criminal offences, the Queensland government has reinstated the Drug Court in Queensland.  This court recognises that rehabilitation … [Read more...]

Opening of Southport’s specialist Domestic and Family Violence Court

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On 19 October 2017 the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath  officially opened Southport’s permanent specialist Domestic and Family Violence Court.  The renovations reflect the caselo … [Read more...]

Proposed penalties for driving offences leading to death or serious injury

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The Queensland government is currently considering introducing a new mid-range driving offence between the existing Criminal Code offence of Dangerous Driving, and the TORUM offence of Driving without … [Read more...]

Industrial Manslaughter Offence Introduced to Queensland

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On 12 October 2017, the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Grace Grace, announced the introduction of "Tough new industrial manslaughter laws" in Queensland.  With maximum penalties o … [Read more...]

Proposed Bill to prohibit DV Respondents from holding explosives licence

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Following on from the Queensland Government’s Not Now Not Ever policy, the Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill has been introduced into parliament.  The aim of the proposed legis … [Read more...]

Criminal Law (Historical Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017

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  On Tuesday 10 October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed The Criminal Law (Historical Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017.  The purpose of the legislation is to expunge historical … [Read more...]

New Handbook for Justices of the peace

Criminal law

Since the introduction of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991 there have been many multiple amendments to the role and obligations of both the Justices of the peace … [Read more...]

Positions Vacant – Gold Coast criminal law solicitor

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THE FIRM We are an established and sought after boutique criminal law firm. We have offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  We pride ourselves on the confidential nature of our services and have a d … [Read more...]