In December 2018, the Medical Board of Australia published revised Guidelines: Sexual Boundaries in the Doctor-Patient Relationship. The Guidelines aim to provide guidance to doctors about establishing and maintaining sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship.
In 2019 the law in relation to how complaints against Queensland police officers are handled changed significantly. Gilshenan & Luton were heavily involved in those discussions on behalf of the Queensland Police Union.
The Mental Health Court considers the state of mind of those who are alleged to have committed a criminal offence. It determines whether an alleged offender was of unsound mind at the time they are said to have committed an offence and whether they are now fit for trial.
The Summary Offences Act provides that a person commits the offence of ‘public nuisance’ if they behave in a disorderly, offensive, threatening or violent way and their behaviour interferes (or is likely to interfere), with the peaceful passage through, or enjoyment of, a public place.