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There are numerous factors that weigh into the issue of whether a criminal prosecution will have a trial by jury or by judge alone. In Queensland, trials in the District and Supreme Courts are generally held in front of a jury and judge, while trials in the Magistrates Court are determined, by the presiding Magistrate alone.
The right of peaceful assembly, commonly referred to protesting, is considered a key pillar of a democratic society. In Queensland, the right to assemble peacefully in a public place is recognised in the Peaceful Assembly Act.
The long-awaited reform of Australia’s laws regarding the criminal responsibility of corporate entities (companies) is moving closer to completion. In Australia today the prosecution of companies is far less common than the prosecution of individuals, even in relation to what might be regarded as ‘white-collar’ or business-related offending.