Queensland Law Society

Civil and criminal reforms passed by Parliament

The Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament on 3 August 2010.

The Bill will commence on proclamation. The Department of Justice and Attorney-General have advised that the proclamation date is yet to be set but the Queensland Law Society will be contacted as a relevant stakeholder once this date has been decided and approved.

The explanatory notes and the second reading speech, which extensively quotes the Queensland Law Society's submissions, are available online.

The Queensland Law Society will continue to update its members on this important legislation.