How to run a bail hearing in a COVID-19 world

Today our Principal, Dan Rogers presented a Queensland Law Society On-Demand Video about how to run…


Pell: High Court finds complainant’s reliability and the existence of reasonable doubt are far from mutually exclusive

A good friend who isn’t a lawyer messaged me in the wake of the Pell decision and asked for my…


CORONAVIRUS, THE LAW AND COMPLIANCE WITH SELF-ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE RULES

CORONAVIRUS, THE LAW AND COMPLIANCE WITH SELF-ISOLATION AND QUARATINE RULES We are all well aware…


Corporate surveillance and Facebook

Following a report in the Daily Mail (Australia) in late December 2019 that Facebook is watching…


Human Rights Act Series - Part 5 - Case Example: Police powers and exclusion of evidence – R v Shaheed [2002] NZLR 377

Case Example: Police powers and exclusion of evidence – R v Shaheed [2002] NZLR 377 This is the…


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…