Supreme Court Library Queensland - Queensland Legal Updater
Supreme Court Library Queensland - Queensland Legal Updater

A selection of legal developments for the period:

11 April - 17 April 2017


Subordinate Legislation and Legislative Instruments

Criminal Practice (Fees) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2017 (Qld)

Explanatory Memorandum

The objective of the Regulation is to create a regulatory framework for prosecution witness allowances in criminal proceedings.


No new Judgments have been selected this week.

Articles and Speeches

President Fleur Kingham, 'Reputation, who cares?'. (2017)

Lecture to the University of Southern Queensland Law School, 17 March 2017.

The Honourable Justice James D Henry, 'Proving the Plaintiff's or Prosecution's Case Persuasively'. (2017)

Delivered at the Cairns Judiciary 2016/17 CPD Series, 15 March 2017.

The Honourable Justice Margaret A McMurdo AC, 'Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation - Be bold for change'. (2017)

International Women's Day 2017 speech delivered at the Monash Centre, Lecture Theatre, Gallipoli Barracks, Lloyd Street, Enoggera, 8 March 2017.

President Fleur Kingham, 'Maximising your impact as an advocate: A view from the Bench'. (2017)

Lecture in the Queensland Law Society's Modern Advocates Lecture Series, 2 March 2017.

President Fleur Kingham, 'Presentation/speech'. (2017)

Speech to the Griffith University Law School Writing Retreat, 13 February 2017.

Professional Development

No new Professional Development events have been selected this week.

Media Releases

Queensland Government Gazette

Queensland Government

Queensland Government gazettes 78-82 (pages 519-540) containing legal notices, such as legislative changes, and appointments to permanent government positions for 13 April 2017. See gazette index Vol. No. 374 (2017) for a list of affected legislation.

Palaszczuk Government praises work of Mackay Community Legal Centre

Queensland Government

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has acknowledged the hard work of Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre, which was recently allocated about $1 million to provide essential legal assistance to the community and will be a vital service for the months ahead as the region recovers and rebuilds.

No change to civil litigant access under data retention scheme

Australian Government

The Turnbull Government has decided to leave in place existing restrictions on civil litigants accessing telecommunications data retained solely under the data retention scheme.

Cyclones and CLCs

Queensland Law Society

Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth this week witnessed firsthand the extraordinary work being done by solicitors and community legal centres to help re-establish regions left devastated by the Cyclone Debbie weather event.

Library News and Events

New Titles

Assessment of mental capacity : a practical guide for doctors and lawyers

Alex Ruck Keene [ed.].
London : The Law Society, 2015.

View a complete list of new titles.

Library News

No new Library News have been selected this week.


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