Queensland Law Society

Media releases

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Media releases

30 August 2016
QLS calls for abolition of laws allowing 17-year-olds to be sentenced as adults
16 August 2016
QLS welcomes tabling of laws for much-needed class action reform
16 August 2016
QLS welcomes tabling of laws to remove sex abuse claim time limitation
16 August 2016
QLS renews calls for changes to unjust and backward land clearing laws
9 August 2016
QLS calls on review of parole system to be comprehensive
5 August 2016
QLD to receive much-needed reform on class actions
2 August 2016
QLS applauds Labor Govt’s removal of sex abuse claim limitation period
1 August 2016
QLS calls for Royal Commission into appalling Indigenous incarceration rates
27 July 2016
QLS release domestic and family violence guidelines to assist practitioners
25 July 2016
Baden-Clay High Court hearing to be a complex legal argument
24 July 2016
QLS backs LNP call to remove sex abuse claim limitation period
1 July 2016
Scrapping of key piece of tree clearing law a win for rural landowners: QLS
24 June 2016
QLS responds to LCA call for equitable briefing policy for female barristers
21 June 2016
QLS backs Family Courts Chief Justice’s call for more funding
15 June 2016
State Budget funding for justice initiatives a boon for Queensland: QLS
8 June 2016
Queensland lawyers divided on Human Rights laws
3 June 2016
Changes to vegetation clearance laws unjust and backward: QLS
27 May 2016
NIIS laws a win for vulnerable Queenslanders: QLS
25 May 2016
Return of Sentencing Advisory Council a win for QLD justice system
17 May 2016
Peak law groups call for increase in federal legal aid funding
16 May 2016
Need for more funding to represent legal representation for the mentally ill
13 May 2016
QLS applauds further appointments to Queensland courts
13 May 2016
QLS commends steps towards improving child protection laws
13 May 2016
Coalition funding to Legal Aid a start, but not nearly enough
12 May 2016
QLS supports decision of the High Court in Baden-Clay ruling
29 April 2016
QLS praises appointment of reputable magistrates for Queensland’s busiest court
22 April 2016
QLS says environmental clean-up reform amendments a win for Queensland
22 April 2016
QLS says youth justice reforms are not before time
21 April 2016
QLS backs government move to restore anti-corruption body independence
19 April 2016
QLS backs plan for common law rights as part of NIIS
13 April 2016
QLS welcomes reopening of state’s first Murri Court
13 April 2016
QLS calls on membership to step out in support of QPILCH Legal Walk
8 April 2016
QLS calls for common law rights to be kept as part of NIIS
6 April 2016
QLS: Queenslanders safer with proposed new police powers
5 April 2016
QLS applauds extra police funding to fight organised crime
4 April 2016
QLS welcomes release of taskforce report into anti-bikie laws
31 March 2016
QLS announces up to 20 percent reduction in annual insurance levies
29 March 2016
QLS members appointed to high-office roles
18 March 2016
QLS past president appointed as Queensland’s Public Trustee
16 March 2016
Premier legal gathering in Queensland to feature leading presenters
11 March 2016
Many reasons for lack of new Bar work
8 March 2016
Profession heads for female majority
7 March 2016
Brisbane needs two judges
4 March 2016
Inspired appointment to Queensland's District Court
3 March 2016
QLS looks forward to more judges in Queensland after Brandis confirms funding
2 March 2016
‘Lemon laws’ Inquiry win for consumers
1 March 2016
Ninth death of an Australian woman in 2016 unacceptable: QLS
25 February 2016
Indigenous incarceration costs almost double price of uni education
25 February 2016
Queensland needs more Family Court judges: QLS
25 February 2016
Queensland Law Society applauds Federal Family Court judge
22 February 2016
Medal honours Morcombe family lawyer
19 February 2016
Domestic violence research funding welcomed
18 February 2016
Queensland Law Society welcomes legislation to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence
16 February 2016
Queensland Law Society cautiously welcomes Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill
10 February 2016
Queensland Law Society CEO supports Women’s Legal Service through dance
10 February 2016
Opinion editorial by Queensland Law Society president-elect, Bill Potts
2 February 2016
Queensland Law Society welcomes Federal Circuit Court judge for Rockhampton
1 February 2016
Welcomed support for domestic violence victims
1 February 2016
Queensland Law Society supports national campaign on legal assistance
18 January 2016
Queensland Law Society welcomes short-term funding but the fiscal cliff looms
13 January 2016
Establishment of a Queensland judicial commission
5 January 2016
Queensland Law Society urges preventative approach in response to increasing coward punch attacks
18 December 2015
Queensland-first all online property transaction
16 December 2015
Opinion editorial by Queensland Law Society president-elect, Bill Potts
16 December 2015
Queensland Law Society supports the fight against domestic and family violence
3 December 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes changes to Penalties and Sentences Act and Youth Justice Act
2 December 2015
Queensland Law Society president joins Law Council of Australia Executive
2 December 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes youth justice reforms
20 November 2015
Supreme Court White Ribbon Day Breakfast Monday 23 November 2015 – featuring high-profile presenters
18 November 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes a permanent Federal Circuit Court judge for Rockhampton
13 November 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes judicial and DPP appointments
30 October 2015
Queensland Law Society recognises exceptional solicitor from Townsville with prestigious award
21 October 2015
Queensland Law Society announces Council election outcome
16 October 2015
Admissions rule amendments – notice about admission sittings
25 September 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes appointment of three magistrates
7 September 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes first female Chief Justice
20 August 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes Not Now, Not Ever announcement
17 August 2015
Queensland Law Society assists members with childcare needs
30 July 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes appointment of CCC chair
17 July 2015
Changing complexity in family law practice
17 July 2015
Repeal of the impairment threshold for access to workers’ compensation claims
10 June 2015
Queensland legal leaders honoured by the Queen
4 June 2015
Queensland Law Society announces appointment of new CEO Amelia Hodge
2 June 2015
Queensland Law Society discusses opportunities provided by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
26 May 2015
Queensland Law Society supports Supreme Court Judges
21 May 2015
Supporting more funding for legal assistance services in Queensland
30 March 2015
Media Statement
27 March 2015
Supporting Queensland’s Judiciary
27 March 2015
Some guaranteed Legal Aid funding welcomed
25 March 2015
Effective consultation the future of justice
19 March 2015
Welcoming the future of legal practice
16 February 2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes Attorney-General appointment
28 January 2015
Honours recognise legal contributions to our community
15 January 2015
Parties heed policy call
24 November 2014
Call to Parties flags legal profession election issues
17 November 2014
Volunteer solicitors promoted peaceful G20 protests
10 November 2014
Wayne Goss’s legacy for Sunshine State
31 October 2014
QLS congratulates new Legal Services Commissioner
28 October 2014
2013 QLS president recognised for leadership
25 October 2014
Regional legal pioneer recognised for leadership
23 October 2014
QLS welcomes timely new appointments
17 October 2014
Leading light leaves the bench
16 October 2014
QLS welcomes Judge Kerry O’Brien to new appointment
8 October 2014
QLS calls for law’s suspension
7 October 2014
Legal profession’s changing face
29 September 2014
Major events law no cause for celebration
13 September 2014
Queensland young solicitor wins national award
10 September 2014
Property law changes to benefit buyers, developers, property market
10 September 2014
QLS welcomes WLS funding boost
25 August 2014
Legal profession mourns death of Cedric Hampson QC
8 August 2014
Inquiry should address crime, not just punishment
24 July 2014
Safer strategies needed for Safe Night Out
20 June 2014
Queensland Law Society annual report awarded for insight
19 June 2014
New Magistracy appointments
12 June 2014
Queensland Law Society welcomes Chief Justice appointment
14 May 2014
Government commits to three-year legal relationship
14 May 2014
Structured approach to raise legal workplace standards
7 May 2014
Cooling off period hot topic for property purchasers
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

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