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13 November 2019 – Bushfire emergency situation: Queensland and New South Wales

As the bushfire emergency situation continues throughout much of Queensland and New South Wales, Queensland Law Society urges practitioners to put safety first.

7 November 2019 – Wellbeing: How your food fuels your mood

Which energy sources do you use to feed your brain? And could it be that you put more thought into choosing the right fuel for your car than ensuring optimum nutritional levels for your precious prime organ which is involved in every single physical, mental and emotional aspect of our being? To find out what the exciting new field of nutritional psychiatry recommends for mental health and wellbeing.

31 October 2019 – Chief of Family Court concedes the need for more judges and opens door for a Federal Judicial Commission to stop political appointments

Australia’s Federal Circuit and Family Courts needs up to five new judges, would benefit from considerable additional funding and is moving fast to clear a backlog of delayed judgements, according to the court’s chief judge.

30 October 2019 – Parliamentary update for 22–24 October 2019

A number of key legislative reforms were passed in Parliament last week, including:  

•    Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
•    Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019  
•    Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019