Truckie acquitted over fatal far north Queensland crash
that killed British tourist A Supreme Court jury in Cairns found Carlos Mediero
Martinez not guilty of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing
death. The second trial led to a conviction, however, that was
later overturned and a retrial ordered because the jury had been
given transcripts it should not have been privy to (06 April
QLS: Queenslanders safer with proposed new police
powers Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts has applauded
the state government on their plan to strengthen laws which will
give police greater powers to respond to acts of terrorism and
public emergencies (06 April 2016).
QLS applauds extra police funding to fight organised
crime Queensland Law Society has applauded the state
government's $20 million commitment to fight organised crime as
part of its proposed reforms of controversial anti-bikie laws (05
Expanded police powers to keep Queenslanders safe The Palaszczuk Government will strengthen laws to give
police greater powers to respond to acts of terrorism and public
emergencies in Queensland (05 April 2016).
Government strengthens and expands serious organised
crime laws in Queensland The Palaszczuk Government will introduce a new regime of
laws to tackle serious organised crime in Queensland, Premier
Annastacia Palaszczuk said today (04 April 2016).
QLS welcomes release of taskforce report into anti-bikie
laws Queensland Law Society welcomes the release of the
Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation report in response to the
state's controversial "anti-bikie" laws (04 April
In practice and courts
QCAT rule amendments now in effect Amendments to the Queensland Civil and Administrative
Tribunal Rules 2009 commenced on 4 April 2016. They affect minor
debt applications, e-filing and cost assessors. The amendments
increase the time in which a minor debt application can be served on the
respondent from 28 days to 90 days.
CCC submissions to Taskforce on Organised Crime
published The CCC made five confidential submissions to the
Taskforce. The submissions have now been re-classified and are
deemed public documents because reasons for their earlier
in-confidence classification no longer apply (04 April 2016).
CCC finalises Lockyer Valley Regional Council
investigation The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has finalised
its investigation into corruption allegations against members of
the Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC), including the late
Mayor Steve Jones and determined the matter will not be further
investigated (31 March 2016).
Queensland District Court Practice Direction 12/2014
Practice Direction 12/2014 - Digitally recorded proceedings:
means of identifying proceeding, those appearing, and witnesses was
originally released on 13 October 2014 and amended
on 6 April 2016.
Subordinate Legislation as made
No 19 Queensland
Civil and Administrative Tribunal Legislation Amendment Regulation
(No. 1) 2016
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 - The
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has identified
potential amendments to the Queensland Civil and Administrative
Tribunal Regulation 2009 (QCAT Regulation) and Queensland Civil and
Administrative Tribunal Rules 2009 (QCAT Rules) to streamline
QCAT's operations and increase its efficiency. Part 2 of
this amendment regulation amends the QCAT Regulation to consolidate
existing provisions in Schedule 1 about prescribed fees to remove
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