Human Rights Act - Part 2: Case example: Unreasonable delay – R v Mills

This is the second blog in our Human Rights Act series, looking at the decision of the ACT Supreme…


The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) for criminal cases in Queensland

On Monday 4 November 2019, Robertson O’Gorman and the College of Law hosted Scott McDougall (Human…


Police Discipline Reforms

The Police Discipline Reforms which have just passed the Queensland Parliament deal with justified…


Forensic science in criminal cases

In the Sydney Morning Herald of 2 September 2019 Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Victorian…


Blue Card laws: Is ‘exceptional’ the new normal?

In Queensland those who wish to work with, or foster, children must have a Blue Card. A Blue Card…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) - What remedies are available?

A human rights complaint or action may be brought for a breach of section 58(1) of the Human Rights…


Queensland Human Rights Commission

The Queensland Human Rights Commission, created by the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld), will commence…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) – Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly

These rights are closely related as they both provide for a person’s personal liberty of thought,…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) – Criminal Proceedings

Section 32 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) details the rights of a defendant subject to criminal…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld): Humane treatment when deprived of liberty

The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) establishes in domestic legislation the right of people deprived of…