Personal Injuries Conference 2017

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Friday 27 October, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre President’s opening address Welcome Good morning. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Society’s Personal Injuries Conference. In keeping with our reconciliation commitment it is culturally appropriate and important to acknowledge the First Nations people as the original inhabitants of the land on which this event […]

New criminal charge may reduce Sunshine Coast family abuse

New criminal charge may reduce Sunshine Coast family abuse

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SUNSHINE Coast family abuse perpetrators will be charged with a standalone criminal offence of “commit domestic violence” if the state’s cops get their way. The Queensland Police Union has spent the past five years lobbying the Queensland Government to amend the criminal code so they can issue on-the-spot notices (like traffic infringements) to appear in […]

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UNSENT TEXT MESSAGE = WILL

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Christine Smyth spoke with ABC discussing the issues raised by the sad decision of Re Nichol; Nichol v Nichol & Anor [2017] QSC 220. Her Honour Justice Brown skilfully navigated the complex and difficult legal aspects of testamentary wishes tapped out in an unsent text message. I discussed the difficulties of technology intersecting with the […]

Queensland’s tow-truck licence applicants face more criminal checks

Queensland’s tow-truck licence applicants face more criminal checks

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CRIMINAL history checks on tow-truck drivers will be expanded to take in even low-level offences, under a crackdown on shady operators in the traditionally rough-and-tumble industry. The Palaszczuk Government is poised to roll out sweeping reforms by the end of the year that will expose those seeking a tow-truck licence to wider background checks, with […]

QLS Policy Committee Chair Breakfast 2017

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Thursday 5 October, Law Society House President’s address Introduction Good morning. In keeping with our reconciliation commitment it is culturally appropriate and important to acknowledge the First Nations people as the original inhabitants of the land on which this ceremony is taking place here in Meanjin, and recognise the remarkable country north and south of […]