Queensland Law Society

State budget 2012-13 highlights

Yesterday's State budget delivered both savings and cost increases across the legal industry.

  • Changes to court diversion programs and referrals producing savings of $5 million for Government.
  • An increase in Titles lodgement fees by $15.
  • Introduction of a $15,000 First Home Owners Construction Grant and phasing out of the existing First Home Owners Grant.
  • Increases to coal royalties.
  • An increase in the top marginal rate for transfer duty.
  • Legal Aid Queensland also expects to increase fees to private lawyers for sessional duty lawyer services and domestic violence grants of aid by 10 per cent.

Access a copy of the budget highlights.