As of 26 July 2021, even stricter laws apply to Queensland drivers relating to the use of mobile phones and seatbelts. The changes to the law include increased penalties and more enforcement of the rules.
Important changes to the law surrounding guardians and attorneys were introduced in November 2020 which now expressly provides that a guardian or an attorney cannot enter a plea in a criminal proceeding on behalf of another individual.
New offences for failing to report and protect children from child sex offences came into effect in Queensland on 5 July 2021; The offence of "Failure to Protect" and the offence of "Failure to Report".
A look at when multiple criminal charges can be tried at the same time and also a case where multiple charges were joined on the same indictment, however, the court found this should not have occurred.
Charging a person criminally can have far-reaching consequences , not only for the charged person, but also for his or her family, the community, and the criminal justice system. So, what other options are there to laying criminal charges?
Enterprise agreements are a popular tool for many employees, employers and unions, to set in place a legally binding set of employment standards, entitlements and protections. In this article, we look at the primary steps required to create an enterprise agreement.
The law provides a privilege (immunity) against providing information or documents which may be self-incriminating. This, alongside the right to remain silent, ensures that an accused person cannot be compelled to give evidence leading to his or her own conviction.
All employees have general protections under workplace laws in Australia. In this article, we look at the process for lodging a general protections claim if you have been dismissed due to adverse action.