The third stage of reforms introduced by the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 (Qld) has led to substantial change in the way that the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women makes decisions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. This month Proctor looks at the changes, which commenced on 29 October, and explains their impact. The December edition also reviews the judicial outcome of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene  FCAFC 121, which gives employers a significant reminder on the exact nature of ‘casual’ employees. There’s more articles on mediation, disclosure applications and ethical questions, such as whether a solicitor can cross-examine a former client., and much more. Grab the December Proctor, available now.
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Proctor, our flagship publication, is the pre-eminent magazine for the Queensland legal profession.
Published 11 times a year, it educates its readers with information they must be aware of, including changes in legislation, significant case law, practice directions and more.
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