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School Law Conference: Social Media and Workplace Risk

Let's be real: while technology and the information age can be a boon to educators, social media is more ofthen than not the bane of their existence. The Legal risks and threats posed by social media only grow more numerous and complex for schools every year, so you owe it to your school, your staff and yourself to stay on top of the latest developments through insightful presentations from leading legal expers. Similarly, workplace legal risks pose a constant and unrelenting peril for schools that should not be ignored.

Probate: The Complex and The Unusual Seminar

When it comes to probate you should hope for the best but plan for the worst so that you're prepared to skillfully handle any complication or dispute taht arises. Master how to do just that as our vaunted speakers cover everthing from complex common and solemn form probate, to s18 applications, to assets in other jurisdictions. Receive practical information, realistic examples and relevant legal updates that will enhance your mastery of all things probate.

Session outline:

Climate Law Update

Leading legal minds discuss the changes to climate law and the implications for lawyers. Join chair and retired Queensland Supreme Court judge Alan Wilson QC together with President Fleur Kingham of the Land Court of Queensland, His Honour Judge Michael Rackemann of the Planning and Environment Court and Environment Court of Queensland, The Hon. Justice Nicola Pain of Land and Environment Court of NSW as well as EDO Qld Solicitors who will explore current climate law changes and what's in store for the future.

What Judges Want

Two experienced judges will offer guidance and advice for law students and young practitioners about winning judicial hearts and minds through effective and focused advocacy, as well as answering your questions about the best way to present your case. This wide ranging evening discussion will address:

Amendments to the Child Support Legislation Seminar/Webinar

An introduction to the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2018. The Act implements measures in response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support Program in relation to the making of interim care determinations, the suspension and termination of child support agreements, the use of amended taxable incomes and the power to collect child support overpayments.

Presenter: Child Support Program Branch, Department of Human Services

Working through the Tough Stuff (Brisbane) - Volunteering Queensland

Addressing poor performance or dealing with conflict with volunteers is one of the toughest parts of supervising volunteers

This workshop will look at some common causes of conflict within volunteer programs and some conflict management models to assist you in working through to a resolution.

This workshop will be interactive and informal and foster an open space for sharing experiences.

Register here.

‘Expanding the toolbox: sentencing reform across Australia’ - Seminar presented by The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council

Expanding the toolbox: sentencing reform across Australia

Is it time to rethink our sentencing options in Queensland?

Can we improve current community based sentencing orders, imprisonment and parole options to better respond to offending?

Expanding the toolbox: sentencing reform across Australia looks at intermediate sentencing options open to magistrates and judges in Australian jurisdictions and the impact of court-ordered parole in Queensland since its introduction in 2006.

"Freedom And Australian Imagination" (Derek Fielding Memorial Lecture)

Australians and Freedom

What is the relationship between Australians and personal freedom?

We like to think of ourselves as anti-elitist and anti-authoritarian. Our literature abounds with self congratulatory paeans to our disrespect for authority. But on the other hand, repeated surveys show that Australians are amongst the easiest people on earth for a government to get to follow new rules.

The Lady Musgrave Trust 10th Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness, August 2018

Queensland’s only annual event focusing on the issue of women’s homelessness is returning to Brisbane for its 10th anniversary Forum.  

With thousands of women experiencing homelessness in Queensland and alarming increases in the number of older women experiencing homelessness - we believe that new innovative ideas are needed. 

Come along to this important Forum about changing the future for today’s young women so they do not start on a journey towards homelessness.

Australasian Society of Association Executives Conference and Exhibition 2019 (ACE)

After a much anticipated wait, the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) are pleased to announce the 2019 AuSAE Conference and Exhibition (ACE) will be held in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Please save the date, ACE will take place on June 11 – 13 2019.

Under the theme “Upholding tradition, embracing the future” ACE 2019 hopes to answer the age old question, how do we preserve the legacy of our association whilst adapting to the new world to enhance our member experience and offering.