Queensland Law Society

Media releases

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Media releases

15 December 2016
New ‘Land Access’ directory helps landholders find specialist lawyers
15 December 2016
QLS welcomes appointment of silk Susan Brown to Supreme Court bench
30 November 2016
QLS says new anti-bikie laws are a step forward – but not without problems
29 November 2016
Appointment of Queenslander as nation’s first female High Court Chief Justice a worthy and inspired choice: QLS says
9 November 2016
Removal of limitation statute a win for sex abuse victims: QLS says
4 November 2016
QLS says abolition of antiquated laws allowing 17-year-olds to be sentenced as adults a win for common sense
3 November 2016
QLS joins national call for PM to reverse slashing of legal assistance funding
27 October 2016
QLS backs inquiry into appallingly high Indigenous detention rates
7 October 2016
QLS backs judge’s call for need for healthy work-life balance
13 September 2016
QLS: Introduction of serious organised crime legislation a step forward
7 September 2016
QLS applauds banishing of archaic laws that send 17-year-olds to adult prison
31 August 2016
QLS calls for respect of High Court decision in case of Gerard Baden-Clay
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