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McCarthy Durie Lawyers | Australia | 16 May 2022

QLD Government to introduce a new offence to criminalise coercive control

In December 2021, the first Report “Hear Her Voice” was released by the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce. This Taskforce, chaired by the…
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Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 13 May 2022

Court dismisses bid to restrain liquidators’ choice of representation

This week’s TGIF considers the recent Queensland Supreme Court decision in CGS Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd [2022] QSC 28 where it dismissed an…
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 12 May 2022

Time is (mostly) of the essence in the new Queensland REIQ residential land contracts

Parties should always consider whether there is any need to include any special conditions to change any of the terms of the REIQ Contracts to suit…
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HopgoodGanim | Australia | 11 May 2022

Queensland Government response to the report of the Queensland Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce

Reducing domestic and family violence (DFV) is one of our three pro bono priority areas. We have a long history of working with victim/ survivors of…
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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 10 May 2022

Domestic violence - new legislation to be introduced to make coercive control a criminal offence in Queensland

Today, the Queensland Government advised that it will introduce legislation to classify coercive control as a criminal offence. The government aims…
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Gadens | Australia | 27 Apr 2022

Corruption and integrity update - Coaldrake interim report in the Queensland public sector released

With the CCC Commission of Inquiry and the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Office of the Independent Assessor ongoing, there has been a noticeable…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 26 Apr 2022

Planning and Environment Court of Queensland determines whether a development approval granted by the Chief Executive administering the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) in respect of a construction of Surfers South Oceanway was legally unreasonable

The case of Surfers Beachfront Protection Association Inc. (IA 39544) v Council of the City of Gold Coast & Anor (No 2) [2022] QPEC 3 concerned a…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 26 Apr 2022

Lack of impact on character and amenity sees the Planning and Environment Court of Queensland approve multiple dwelling units despite some inconsistency with the relevant planning scheme

The case of Hill & Ors v Sunshine Coast Regional Council [2021] QPEC 59 concerned an appeal to the Planning and Environment Court of Queensland…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 26 Apr 2022

Planning and Environment Court of Queensland upholds Council's decision to refuse a development application to reconfigure a single lot into eight lots for a residential care facility

The case of Infinite Aged Care (Cornubia) Pty Ltd v Logan City Council [2021] QPEC 58 concerned a developer appeal to the Planning and Environment…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 26 Apr 2022

Queensland Court of Appeal confirms that a local government's decision in respect of a 99-year lease is required to have regard to the decision-making process prescribed by legislation

The case of Torres Strait Island Regional Council v Ahwang [2022] QCA 39 concerned an appeal to the Queensland Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal)…
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