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Fardon Released – Parts of New Sex Offender Legislation Ruled Invalid

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed an appeal by the Attorney-General, finding that the original judgment by Justice Lyons was correct in its decision to release Robert Fardon. The Court also ruled that recent amendments to sex offender and dangerous prisoner legislation, effectively allowing...

The Other Bikie Laws in Queensland

Recently the Queensland Government has turned its attention to the other bike riders in Queensland, the cyclists. A parliamentary committee has advised the Queensland Government on a range of potential changes to the current laws in regards to cyclists. In Queensland the Transport Operations (Road Use...

“Hoon Laws” in Queensland

Since the beginning of November we have seen the implementation of tough new anti-hoon laws in relation to driving offences. These new laws mean the Queensland has the toughest impoundment penalties in Australia for these offences. The Police Powers and Responsibilities (Motor Vehicle Impoundment) and Other...

Supreme Court Grants Gunnedah Man Bail

After being initially refused bail by the Magistrates Court, Desmond Daves and his solicitor, Alex Jones, successfully applied to the Supreme Court of New South Wales to have that decision overturned. Desmond Daves is charged with a total of nine offences arising from his arrest on...

The Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act

In the last few weeks our Government has taken unprecedented short cuts to “fast track” new laws in what we are told is a move by the Government motivated by a desire to “protect the community”. These changes include, but are not limited to, the introduction...

Citizens Arrest in Queensland

A citizen’s arrest is an area of law that most people know of, but not many know about. It can be a tricky and dangerous area of law to involve yourself in, but sometimes a necessary one. The Law In Queensland In Queensland, Section 546 of the...