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How Do I Make Changes to a QLD Domestic Violence Order?

For the authorities, combating domestic violence in Queensland is an ongoing challenge. Thousands of applications for domestic violence orders (DVOs) are initiated annually, and there are no signs the trend is changing. In fact, statistics provided by the Queensland Courts indicate: the number of new applications...

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Five Ways To Reduce Legal Fees

Let's be honest. One of the single biggest factors, if not the biggest factor, that prevents people from seeking legal representation is the cost. But what people sometimes fail to consider is that by not obtaining proper legal advice and representation, their matter can often...

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Police Powers and Responsibilities – Seized Property

Sometimes, police seize property in the course of exercising their duties and investigating crime. If your property has been seized by police, it is important to know your rights and how you can you go about having that property returned. Hang on to your Field Property...

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Why the Defence of “Mistake of Fact” in Rape Cases Matters

“That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved” – Benjamin Franklin. Recently, certain commentators have called to abolish the defence of ‘mistake of fact’ in rape cases. Some...

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Murder in the Third Degree? Does This Apply in Australia

Recently, an American police officer, Mohameed Noor, was found guilty of Murder in the Third Degree for the killing of Australian woman, Ruszczyk Damond. Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity were responding to a 911 call at a residence when they claim to have heard a...

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Judicial Review

The Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) enables a person to challenge the legality of administrative decisions such as decisions made by Government Departments and agencies and Magistrates/Judges. A Judicial review is effectively an appeal whereby a person seeks to challenge the legality of a decision, as...