D’Ath Evader

D’Ath Evader

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Backflipping Minister comes to her censors “The Palaszczuk Government has backed down and agreed to reconsider its decision to heavily censor a report into the state’s youth detention system. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath initially backed the advice of Crown Law to heavily redact an independent review of Queensland youth detention centres before its release last month.  […]

Proctor – May 2017 – Vol.37 No.4 Reversal of funding cuts welcomed

Proctor – May 2017 – Vol.37 No.4 Reversal of funding cuts welcomed

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

But there’s still a long way to go. On Monday 24 April, federal Attorney-General Senator George Brandis QC announced that the Government would reverse its proposed funding cuts for community legal centres. While we warmly welcome this reversal, as a victory it is bittersweet. The threat of reduced funding had already forced CLCs to review their offerings, staffing and […]

Christine Smyth

Proctor – May 2017 – Vol.37 No.4 The reality of AML for solicitors

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

‘A fundamental attack on the civil rights of clients’ Anti-money laundering (AML) regulation may soon become a reality for Australian solicitors, with a strong call for its implementation following the 2013 report of the Financial Action Task Force. The implications of this proposal are of grave concern to Queensland Law Society, as it will attack the […]

Gladstone solicitors appointed magistrate

Gladstone solicitors appointed magistrate

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Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth congratulated Ms Benson, along with Michelle Dooley and James Morton, who were also appointed as magistrates in Queensland. “I also applaud family law accredited specialist Catherine Benson, also a member of the society, and a former barrister on her appointment,” she said. “Our magistrates are at the very forefront […]

QLS President's Report – May 2017 Edition

QLS President’s Report – May 2017 Edition

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Reversal of funding cuts welcomed But there’s still a long way to go On Monday 24 April, federal Attorney-General Senator George Brandis QC announced that the Government would reverse its proposed funding cuts for community legal centres. While we warmly welcome this reversal, as a victory it is bittersweet. The threat of reduced funding had […]