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Youth Justice Matters

Youth Justice Matters

The Youth Justice System in Queensland is a specific legal system that recognises that children at a vulnerable stage in their development and that it is only appropriate that juveniles are dealt with separate from the adult criminal justice system.   In...

The Drug and Alcohol Court

On the 24th day of October 2017 the Queensland Government passed the Penalties and Sentences (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill was introduced into Parliament on the 10th day of August 2017 with a view to enabling...

Proposed changes to Bikie laws

On 31 March, the Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation handed its report to Attorney-General Yvette D’Aath. The Taskforce was entrusted to review a raft of legislation passed in 2013 by the former Newman Government, the most prominent of which was the Vicious...

Legal cannabis? Could it happen?

The Queensland Government has recently announced a proposed Bill to legalise medicinal marijuana, which Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk says represents “the most progressive laws in the country”. The Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 was made available...

Things to know about PUBLIC NUISANCE

  Public nuisance It’s easy to go out on a weekend, have a little too much alcohol, and ultimately be charged with public nuisance. Please keep in mind that you can be charged if you commit the following behaviour in a public place: Public nuisance offences (this...