Legislation update: Reopening Coronial inquests and the powers to be applied

The powers of a Coroner in conducting an inquest are far reaching. In 2003 when the Coroner’s Act…


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…


Searching people | A review of NSW and Queensland Police search powers

The search practices of the New South Wales Police Service have come under scrutiny following a…


Statistics and the Jury: The numbers don’t always add up

In my days prior to becoming a lawyer I profess that I was a sucker for all things Law & Order.…


FEDERAL FACIAL RECOGNITION SCHEME

It was welcome news this week that Federal Parliament’s Joint Intelligence Committee has sent the…


Restrictions on the use of cash

On 24 October 2019, the Commonwealth House of Representatives considered the Currency (Restrictions…


Forensic science in criminal cases

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


The rise of the addendum- Tactical considerations in applying to Cross examine witnesses in committal proceedings

In 2010 the Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act amended the…


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…