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A Notable Issue

Recently the High Court published its judgment in the case of Mark Sharne Smith v The State of Western Australia [2014] HCA 3.  The case relates to the finding of a note in the jury room after a verdict had been reached in a criminal...

Changes to Youth Justice Act Slammed

The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service in Queensland (ATSILS), have written a joint letter to the United Nations, urging them to intervene in the changes to the Youth Justice Act put forward to parliament on Tuesday. The...

Financial Advisor Charged Over Death of Spiritual Counsellor

Mr Trung Ma, a financial advisor has been charged over the death of Hugo Bonham, a Gold Coast spiritual counsellor. Mr Bonham was last seen on the 2nd of February 2014. On Monday night, a body believed to be Mr Bonham, was found at a Brisbane...

New Juvenile Laws Will Stifle Rehab Opportunities

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers' Anna Smith has told media that the Newman Government's new juvenile offender law reforms, will stifle a young person's chances at a better life and that the hardline approach to juvenile offenders did not cater for the rehabilitation of...

Daniel Morcombe Murder Trial Begins

Prosecutors opened their case in Brisbane's Supreme Court today against Brett Peter Cowan, the man accused of killing 13-year-old Daniel as he allegedly tried to molest him at a isolated Sunshine Coast hinterland property. The court was told about a complex undercover police sting leading up...

“Political Dribble at Best”

Premier Campbell Newman this week accused defence lawyers of being hired guns, claiming that they are a part of the criminal gang machine and that they 'take money from people who sell drugs to our teenagers and young people'. In comments made this week, Mr Newman...