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Helping consumers access the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority or ‘AFCA’ is a new external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme to deal with complaints from consumers in the financial system.

AFCA replaces the three existing EDR schemes of the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Credit and Investments Ombudsman and Superannuation Complaints Tribunal so that consumers have access to a single EDR scheme.

Women and Poverty

Australia’s fifteenth annual Anti-Poverty Week, runs from 14 October through to 20 October 2018.

You are invited to participate in a public forum hosted by Shannon Fentiman MP and Micah Projects to address the issues of financial hardship, inequality, homelessness and isolation affecting women in Queensland.

All Australian women should be able to live with dignity in their community of choice.

Including a panel discussion: Voices of Women Experiencing Poverty

Statutory Interpretation: A Practical Approach

Interpreting statutes is a critical skill for the legal profession. Yet while you can examine the theory underlying statutory interpretation forever, you must understand the skills needed to apply that theory in practice. Gain an update on key principles and current developments to ensure you stay up to date on the area, followed by a practical workshop led by experts in the field who will offer guidance and advice that you can directly implement in your practice.

Chair: Gim Del Villar, Barrister, Murray Gleeson Chambers

Wills and Estates Symposium: Planning, Administration & Litigation

The Wills and Estates Symposium is a must attend event for every solicitor practicing in the area. The day ties together estate planning and estate administration issues with what you need to know in estate litigation (as well as how to avoid litigation). This program includes highly qualified speakers and excellent topics for you to develop your practice and to give you a macro view of wills and estates practice. 

Climate Law Update

Would you like to learn more about the latest on climate law?

Leading legal minds will come together to discuss the changes to climate law and the implications for lawyers at the Banco Court in Brisbane on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

QSAC Sentencing Seminar

Registrations are now open for the QSAC Sentencing Seminar — Has our approach to drugs gone to pot?

The number of offenders being sentenced for drug use in Queensland is sharply rising.

What lies behind the statistics, and what is the future for drug law enforcement?

This Sentencing Seminar looks at the penalties given to people whose criminal activities are associated with personal or social drug use.