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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the October edition of Hearsay.  It has been a few months since the last edition of Hearsay was published.  We apologise to our loyal readers, contributors and advertisers for the delay.  Unfortunately an intended theme for this next issue was being pursued ... read more

Annual Bar Dinner 2012

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 57: October 2012
Bar Dinner -Response to the Toast to the Judiciary Bar Dinner -Response to the Toast to the JudiciaryThe Honourable Justice Gotterson gave the following speech at the recent Bar Dinner in response to the  toast to the judiciary given by Sandy Thompson S.C. ...Read More >>
Obituary of Paul Loewenthal Paul Loewenthal former Judge of the District Court of Queensland passed away on 25 June 2012 after a long battle with declining health. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa on 29 April 1927. His f...Read More >> Obituary of Paul Loewenthal
In This Issue
In Loving Memory: Mohan Singh Dhaliwal (Barrister-at-Law)Mohan Singh Dhaliwal, passed away on 11 July 2012. He was a Barrister and Magistrate of great integrity who was well-respected by his colleagues and fellow members of the Judiciary. For me, he ...Read More >>
 
In Brief  News, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ...     Supreme Court of Queensland Seminar The Supreme ...Read More >>
 
2012 Gibbs OrationThe 2012 Gibbs Oration Lecture was presented by Dr Susan Priest on 23 August 2012. The lecture focuses on the protracted dispute between Chief Justice Samuel Griffith on behalf of the High Court and J...Read More >>
 
Pure Economic Loss: The Problem of TimingThis year the McPherson Lecture was presented by Lord Walker of Gesingthorpe as part of the CLI Series. The lecture took place on 13 September 2012.   Read More >>
Continuous Disclosure Part 1Recent Developments in the Regulatory Framework Diana Lohrisch, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, presented the following paper at the recent Directors and Officers Duties and Corporate Gov...Read More >>
 
Continuous Disclosure Part 2 Recent Developments in the Regulatory Framework Diana Lohrisch, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, presented the following paper at the recent Directors and Officers Duties and Corporate Governa...Read More >>
 
Cloud Computing: A New IT Business Model Dr. Adrian McCullagh, Director of DOTS Talent Solutions, outlines the issues associated with cloud computing including security, performance availabilty and disaster recovery. The paper was presented ...Read More >>
 
ICCA Congress 2012: SingaporeThe 21st International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress was held in Singapore from 10-13 June 2012. The theme of the conference was “International Arbitration- the coming ...Read More >>
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Reinventing the CourthouseIn the following article, Karen Levy addresses the need for a new approach to the design of court spaces in the United States to ensure public access to justice. The article was written in collaborati...Read More >>
 
Oracle Investment ServicesLife Insurance, Total & Permanent Disability, Income Protection, Trauma Cover, Buy & Sell Insurance, Business Protection Insurance  Read More >>
 
An Overview of the PPSAThe following paper was presented by Anne Wardell, Deputy Editor in Chief – Law & Business, CCH Australia, at a BAQ CPD session held on 26 September 2012. Read More >>
Opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of LawThe following is a reproduction of the address presented by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP at the official opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law o...Read More >>
 
Criminal Penalties for Workplace Health and Safety Failures The following paper was presented by Anthony Glynn S.C. at a recent Legalwise Seminar.  The paper is focussed on the prosecution and defence of breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (&q...Read More >>
 
UQ Law Master of LawsThe first law of furthering your career. Always stay one step ahead. Read More >>
 
Legalsuper 5th Annual North Queensland Symposium 2012 The Legalsuper 5th Annual North Queensland Symposium will be held from 9-12 November 2012 in Townsville.  Dr Louise Floyd has provided an overview of the upcomingevent and information about Towns...Read More >>
Observations on wig use in Australia by a Malaysian lawyer In this article, Vishnu Kumar Visvanathan considers the effect of abolishing the wig wearing tradition in Malaysia and shares his observations about the practice in the Australian context. ...Read More >>
 
Employment and Industrial Relations ConferenceThe BAQ Employment and Industrial Relations Conference was held on 15 and 16 September 2012 at the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast. Catherine Arnold has provided an overview of the highlights of the...Read More >>
 
ABA JournalThe ABA Journal website provides current legal news on a range of topics including the business of law, careers, law in popular culture, legal ethics, legal technology, litigation, Supreme Court and w...Read More >>
 
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events. Read More >>
Stuart Bywater FurnitureStuart Bywater Design is widely recognised throughout Queensland and Australia as one of the leading furniture designers and makers in the country. www.bywaterdesign.com.au    Read More >>
 
It wasn’t all just work at the Bar Practice Course for the PNG prosecutor Tony Anderson reflects on his recent experience from the Bar Practice Course. Read More >>
 
The Law ReportPresented by Damien Carrick, the Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of ju...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Disability and the Queensland Criminal Justice System  Author: Dan Toombs  Publisher: Thomson Reuters  Publication date: 2012  Reviewed by: Elizabeth Gass Read More >>
SILQ BarristerSILQ Barrister: Australia’s leading software for barristers. SILQ takes care of your business so you can spend more time on your business. Available on both Mac and PC ...Read More >>
 
Book Review: If This is a Man/ The Truce Author: Primo Levi Publisher: Vintage Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
 
Book Review: 1912 The Year The World Discovered Antarctica Author: Chris Turney Publisher: The Text Publishing Company 358 pages, Soft Cover edition Reviewed by Brian Morgan Read More >>
 
Book Review: Disqualification for Bias Author: John Tarrant Publisher: The Federation Press Hard Cover edition, 378 pages Reviewed by Brian Morgan Read More >>
Book Review: Mining Law and Policy International Perspectives  Author: John Southalan Publisher: The Federation Press, 326 pages. Reviewed by Brian Morgan Read More >>
 
Mercedes-Benz BrisbaneIntroducing the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Programme for Queensland Bar Association members. When you own a Mercedes-Benz, you become a part of a culture of excellence. It’s what defines us ...Read More >>
 
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary Notes The following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by Bruce Godfrey, Court of Appeal Research Officer. They provide a brief overview of each case. For...Read More >>
 
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary Notes The following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia provide a brief overview of each case. For more detailed information, please consult the Reasons for Judgment which may b...Read More >>
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