Queensland Law Society

Media releases

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Media releases

10 April 2014
QLS welcomes Solicitor-General and Electoral Commissioner appointments
4 April 2014
Policy paper launch to unpack mandatory sentencing issues
21 March 2014
Sex, crime, hacks and trolls at QLS Symposium
18 March 2014
Harsher punishment does not reduce youth crime
26 February 2014
Symmetry in Chief Justice’s Governor appointment
21 February 2014
President’s Medal silver lining to five-year nightmare
9 January 2014
Restrictive practices no restraint on humane treatment
20 December 2013
Magistrate appointments a welcome gift to the bench
18 December 2013
Brave step for grave problem
21 November 2013
PAMDA for the people
4 November 2013
Directors’ liability laws to improve Queensland’s prospects
24 October 2013
Government endangers democracy with separation of powers breach
24 October 2013
Lawyers elect to influence
17 October 2013
Legislative rush impacts the rights of all Queenslanders
15 October 2013
Govt’s blunt instrument injures workers’ comp scheme
14 October 2013
Employers to bear burden of WorkCover reforms
26 September 2013
YJ deterrents draconian and ineffective
25 September 2013
Workers’ comp threshold would open door to chaos
23 September 2013
Put the brakes on removing journey claims
30 August 2013
Minter Ellison partner an inspired choice for Supreme Court
29 August 2013
Judicial reviews protect from potential poor process
28 August 2013
Queensland Law Society definitive on asylum seeker definitions
31 July 2013
AG proposal to cost millions and potentially increase crime
25 July 2013
Community views only part of whole in youth justice reforms
13 July 2013
EPA decisions require wisdom without sentiment
5 July 2013
Government’s misguided approach to youth justice
28 June 2013
Reports of rorts not quite the truth
28 May 2013
Nothing broken with workers’ compensation
24 May 2013
You have the right to remain silent
13 May 2013
QLS unearths Brisbane’s dark side
9 May 2013
Government comes round on YJ conferencing
23 April 2013
JP (Quals) could compound dispute unease
16 April 2013
Unexplained wealth law a mystery
20 March 2013
QLS counsels a considered approach to CJ’s proposed changes
12 March 2013
Resourceful Symposium attracts the best minds
12 March 2013
Drug laws high on ambiguity
12 March 2013
Global Rein exposes challenges
27 February 2013
Honours for legal champion no accident
25 February 2013
LAWASIA moves headquarters
13 February 2013
Lawyers and working in the Asian Century
11 February 2013
Government change to benefit thousands
29 January 2013
Qld directors bear burden of government’s ‘haste’
25 January 2013
Aussie snag for fairer penal system
12 December 2012
Welcome relief for families in dispute
5 December 2012
Weakness in “tough on crime” approach
28 November 2012
Property law gets some modern love
23 November 2012
20 years of shame of 17 year olds in prison
22 November 2012
Concerns over proposed synthetic drug classification
20 November 2012
Eager for Keane appointment
14 November 2012
Page in history for working in margins
5 November 2012
Media release: Child protection inquiry raises questions for QLS
23 October 2012
QLS Children’s Law policy paper highlights major issues
3 October 2012
Queensland Law Society urges AG to reconsider on NLPR
19 September 2012
Judicial appointments welcome
14 September 2012
The vulnerable vetoed in court cuts
13 September 2012
Reporting Bureau closure a concern for confidentiality
29 August 2012
Gag clauses concerning
13 August 2012
Government leaves rent in Tenants’ Union funding
30 July 2012
Offender penalty costs to hit taxpayers’ pockets
17 July 2012
Queensland Law Society names the government’s shame
10 July 2012
Surrogacy Act changes – a miscarriage of justice
9 July 2012
Mandatory sentencing to clog judicial system
5 July 2012
Destructive defunding of legal assistance programs
20 June 2012
Buyers to benefit from duty change
4 June 2012
Anti-association laws pose more danger than they remove
31 May 2012
Political crisis in PNG threatens country’s rule of law
22 May 2012
Society opposes abolition of Sentencing Advisory Council
16 May 2012
Truckie law implication driving the wrong way
11 May 2012
QLS Law Week activities set to take flight
9 May 2012
QLS criminal history tours take a walk on the dark side
3 May 2012
Mandatory sentencing not an option
3 May 2012
Seasons adds spice to Law Week
26 April 2012
QLS promises more in store during Law Week
7 March 2012
Criminal treatment of mental health issues
5 March 2012
Stars fly in for Symposium
2 March 2012
Expo of champions
29 February 2012
Party positions revealed on legal profession issues
19 January 2012
No fair fight when David meets Goliath before tribunal
20 December 2011
Access to justice issues affect a growing list
8 December 2011
Jail for minors a major problem
1 December 2011
Society on front foot in State election lead-up
24 November 2011
Dangerous dog laws lack preventative action
11 November 2011
Lawyers’ bring a flood of assistance
9 November 2011
QLS opposes mandatory decision on mandatory sentencing
11 October 2011
QLS welcomes SAC views on standard non-parole periods
7 October 2011
New Council to guide the legal profession
19 September 2011
Not-for-profit lawyer achieves great things
8 September 2011
Increase in court fees unreasonable
26 August 2011
Law Society gives cautious support to proposed disability insurance scheme
25 July 2011
Queensland Law Society warns of property fee increase
22 July 2011
Queensland Law Society’s elder abuse report highlights growing problem
23 June 2011
Queensland Law Society concerned about call for mandatory sentencing for police assaults
31 May 2011
Queensland solicitors keep costs fair and just
9 May 2011
Queensland Law Society to introduce e-voting for solicitors
19 April 2011
Buyer and seller beware with changes to body corporate law
13 April 2011
Queensland Law Society to help kick off Law Week by stepping out for access to justice
18 March 2011
American legal eagle flies in for Symposium
9 March 2011
Symposium takes off with fighter pilots
3 March 2011
Careers Expo launches rising legal stars
16 February 2011
Queensland’s leading legal conference just got bigger
21 January 2011
Free legal services on offer to flood victims
10 January 2011
New Consumer Law gets buy-in from Queensland Law Society
27 October 2010
Mandatory sentencing a serious concern
4 October 2010
Tribunal reform advocate honoured
20 June 2010
Consultation on conduct rules for lawyers begins
17 June 2010
Paper seeks opportunities to strengthen elder abuse law
17 May 2010
Queensland legal profession celebrates and promotes access to justice during Law Week
27 April 2010
Queensland Law Society applauds ‘sensible and equitable’ WorkCover reforms
22 February 2010
Queensland land tax changes: a money-grabbing injustice
1 February 2010
Legal Careers Expo to Highlight Diversity of the Profession
27 November 2009
Acceptance of Crime Bill: A dark day for Queensland’s justice system
18 September 2009
Queensland Law Society rejects Attorney-General’s criticism of lawyers
1 September 2009
Funding for access to justice
22 July 2009
Queensland Law Society comment on Government reform of the criminal and civil justice system
9 July 2009
Law Council of Australia Regional, Rural and Remote Survey
9 May 2008
Law Society in Awe of Response to Poster Comp
9 May 2008
Week to Emphasise Role of Law in Society
12 December 2007
Statement by the president of the Queensland Law Society, Mrs Megan Mahon
29 August 2006
Statement by the President of the Queensland Law Society, Mr Joe Pinder
17 July 2006
Member Benefits 2006-07
21 April 2006
ATO’s Final Ruling and Guide in relation to Service Entities
14 March 2006
Survey of Solicitors' Pro Bono Legal Work
6 March 2006
QLS Update re: ATO Notice
28 November 2005
QLS Advertising Campaign 2006
23 September 2004
Local Solicitor Heads Business Networking Group
29 June 2004
New Era in Queensland Legal Services
28 January 2004
QLS Warns on "Law and Order" Implications
21 January 2004
QLS Investigates Gold Coast Law Firm
19 January 2004
QLS Acts to Protect Gold Coast Solicitor's Clients
Past QLS President takes the chair
Society welcomes permanent guardian system appointments