Mongrel Mob to be outlawed in Queensland

Teenager under arrest

It is expected that New Zealand's, Mongrel Mob, will be declared an ‘identified organisation’, under the Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 The declaration comes following pu … [Read more...]

Southport Office Opening

Gatenby Criminal Lawyers has opened new offices in Southport. Our offices are located in the Southport Central office towers opposite Australia Fair Shopping Centre. Suite 2102 Level … [Read more...]

Schoolies week legal issues can impact your future.

Dancing, drinking

It is that time of year again when school leavers get the chance to celebrate their graduation at the annual ‘Schoolies’ festival. Although we are hopeful that it is a week of fun, laughter and cel … [Read more...]

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


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

Businesswoman in front of a bookcase

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 casel … [Read more...]

Proposed penalties for driving offences leading to death or serious injury


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

Drink Driving Offence

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

Domestic violence bail

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...]