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This article aims to to understand how section 14A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) should be read and understood.
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) commenced Operation Belcarra in response to complaints about the conduct of candidates contesting the 2016 Queensland local government elections.
This article suggests that recent developments regarding abortion law in NSW and Queensland carry significant implications for doctors.
This inquiry uncovered long-term systemic political corruption and abuse of power in Queensland, and changed the policing and political landscape across Australia.
In May 1987 Acting Queensland Premier Bill Gunn ordered a commission of inquiry after the media reported possible police...
This paper argues that extending formal police cautioning to include first-time, less serious adult-onset offenders is a cost-effective strategy that would enable scarce criminal justice resources to be redirected to provide evidence-based interventions for more serious and prolific offenders who present an ongoing risk of...
This report considers the interface between generalist and specialist community legal centres in Queensland, in an endeavour to identify ways to support Queensland community legal centres to work more effectively together to deliver equitable and accessible specialist legal services in the public interest.
The abuse, neglect and exploitation of older Queenslanders is a significant concern. There is a growing recognition, both in Australia and internationally, that the abuse of older persons – whether physical, sexual, financial, psychological, or through neglect – is a fundamental human rights concern. It...
Evidence-based policing (EBP) advocates the use of scientific processes in police decision-making. This paper examines results from a survey of officers in the Queensland Police Service and the Western Australia Police on the uptake of and receptiveness towards EBP research.
Nigel Stobbs writes about the disadvantage suffered by Indigenous victims, witnesses and defendants who don't speak English or for whom English is not their primary language. Stobbs writes that the issue involves more than sending in an interpreter.