Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

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Margaret McMurdo finished-up as president of the Queensland Court of Appeal on Friday (March 24). Everyone was at the valedictory ceremony, although Timbo Carmody could not be spotted, which was just as well because the president sent a cheerio-call to former premier Campbell Newman and his attacks on the independence of the court – a […]

QLS backs new DV laws

QLS backs new DV laws

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Queensland Law Society has thrown its support behind new legislation designed to make it harder for serious alleged domestic violence offenders to get bail. President Christine Smyth on Thursday (Mar 23) said she was pleased the Queensland Government had adopted some of the key QLS recommendations as part of its freshly minted Bills passed in […]

Federal Government Urged To Reverse CLC Cuts – southburnett.com.au

Federal Government Urged To Reverse CLC Cuts – southburnett.com.au

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The Queensland Government has joined with the Queensland Law Society and Community Legal Centres Queensland in calling on the Federal Government to reverse its planned cuts to community legal services. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said a proposed $2 million cut to Queensland Community Legal Centres would hit Queenslanders who need the most support. “It is everyday […]

Queensland Law Society demands more funding for justice system

Queensland Law Society demands more funding for justice system

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THE Queensland Law Society has demanded the State Government “show us the money” regarding crime. The call follows Michael Byrne QC’s annual report for the Director of Public Prosecutions office, which last month called for more resources. QLS president Christine Smyth said while the Queensland Police Service had enjoyed a funding windfall, the justice system […]