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Appointment of President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

November 30, 2017
Today I announce the appointment of Professor Sarah Derrington as the new President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), for a five-year term. Read more

Improving the native title system for all Australians

November 29, 2017
The Turnbull Government is today releasing an options paper considering how the native title system could be improved to better support all stakeholders involved with native title.  Read more
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National recognition of domestic violence orders makes victims safer

November 29, 2017
Queenslanders will now be better protected and kept safer by domestic violence orders issued in Queensland. Read more

Law strengthens privacy protections of client records

November 27, 2017
From 1st December, 2017 there will be major changes to the law to strengthened privacy protections of client records for victims of sexual assault who report to Police.  There is now a f Read more

What’s missing?

November 21, 2017
In the flood of interviews and information from political parties in the Queensland election campaign, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) sees some notable omissions. Read more

Health and medical organisations back national push for youth justice reform 

November 21, 2017
Health and medical groups are backing a push for federal, state and territory governments to prioritise youth justice reform nationally in the wake of the Royal Commission into the Protection and D Read more

Property and Social Service sectors unite to call for housing action

November 15, 2017
Peak bodies representing the state’s property and social service sectors have united to call on the state’s political leaders to commit to boosting the supply of social and affordability housing ac Read more

Funding cuts to Suncoast Community Legal Service

November 14, 2017
Suncoast Community Legal Services have begun to feel the effects of  their 39% reduction i Read more

QLS demands 2017 electoral commitment to ongoing funding and roll out of DV courts

November 14, 2017
Queensland’s peak solicitor body has welcomed the appointment of two new Magistrates to the Southport Domestic Violence Specialist Court. Read more

State political parties must create judicial commission to ensure a robust and accountable judiciary for all Queenslanders: says QLS

November 13, 2017
The state’s peak lawyer group is demanding political parties commit to the creation of an independent judicial commission to ensure all Queenslanders can be confident they have an independent, fair Read more