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Animal Cruelty: The Law in Queensland

Animal Cruelty: The Law in Queensland

WHILE cruelty or neglect of an animal can have serious consequences for a family pet, it can also carry penalties as serious as those issued by a court for assaulting a human. In Queensland, animal welfare is governed by the Animal Care and Protection Act, which is...
The Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Act

In March 2017, the Mental Health Act 2016 came into effect. A Magistrates Court may dismiss a complaint for a simple offence if the court is reasonably satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the person charged with the offence was or appears to have been of...
Magistrates Court Procedure

Magistrates Court Procedure

Common listings in criminal law matters in Queensland The Court system in Queensland for criminal matters is made up of three courts The Magistrates Court; The District Court; and The Supreme Court. Within each court and at each stage of your matter, your matter will...