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Fighting the Ticket

A speeding ticket is one of the most commonly issued traffic infringements. Depending on your circumstances, a ticket could mean some trouble at home and an annoying fine, or losing your licence and potentially losing your job. Speeding is a ticketable offence. Essentially this means that...

Smoking Ban Looms for Prisoners, Visitors and Guards Alike.

Smoking was banned in all but designated smoking areas in Queensland corrective services facilities six years ago, but in a decision made last year those designated areas will be done away with in a few weeks. A total ban on smoking will become effective from 5...

Cowan Lodges Appeal

Brett Peter Cowan has lodged an appeal against his murder conviction. Last Wednesday afternoon, Tim Meehan of Bosscher Lawyers filed the notice of appeal in Brisbane. The notice lists six grounds of appeal, including the admission of the recordings of Cowan's confessions, instructions to the jury in...

Fines Cycle Through as New Laws Mean Tougher Penalties

This week saw the introduction of new laws targeted at both cyclists and motorists in an effort to make out roads safer for both. The new laws include a requirement on motorists to allow a metre between themselves and a cyclist when passing them in a...

Fines to Increase Annually

Fines and penalties that rely on the state penalty unit system will now be indexed yearly, with a default rate of change of 3.5%. Previously penalty unit changes have been both sporadic and whimsical, in the last 14 years, penalty unit rates have only been increased...