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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...

Have You Been Charged with Driving Without a Licence?

In Australia, driving isn't an entitlement or a right. It is a privilege and a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly. That's why everyone needs a licence to do it. But sometimes even honest, law-abiding citizens make mistakes. And in some cases, people just don't think...

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Unlawful Striking Causing Death – “One Punch Can Kill”

In 2018, the sentencing of a Brisbane man to nearly 10 years imprisonment brought renewed attention to Queensland's unlawful striking causing death - or "one punch can kill" - law. Here's what everyone should know about this important law and the consequences of breaking it. The...

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What is a Conviction & How Can I Prevent it From Being Recorded?

Everyone knows that if you are found guilty of a crime, you're convicted of the offence. Convictions, unsurprisingly, have serious ramifications and can potentially follow you for the rest of your life, regardless of your court imposed punishment. If a conviction is recorded it can...

What are Your Rights under Criminal Law?

Thanks to TV shows and pop culture, many people believe they understand how the criminal justice system works. Police shows, procedural dramas and legal adaptations tend to create a false sense of familiarity with the criminal justice system in the average person. But while loose...

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The Drink Driving Guide

As statistics graphically illustrate, drink driving remains an international problem. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, in 2015 more than 50% of all traffic deaths on South African roads were attributed to alcohol consumption. In the same year, drinking and driving also contributed...