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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the latest edition of Hearsay. Much has happened since the last edition and we have an interesting array of pieces for your reading pleasure. Since the last edition, we have seen the passing of the Honourable James Patrick O’Hara Barry...  read more

Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 68: June 2014
End of Financial Year Tax Issues End of Financial Year Tax Issues2014 presents high income earners with some unique challenges due to changes announced in the Federal Budget that are as yet unlegislated tax law, in addition to the introduction of the 2% budget repa...Read More >>
The Power of QCAT to Order the Suspended Suspension of a Health PractitionerIn Pharmacy Board of Australia v. Tavakol [2014] QCAT 112 the Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal dealt with submissions by each of the Pharmacy Board and the Registrant that, to varying extents ...Read More >> The Power of QCAT to Order the Suspended Suspension of a Health Practitioner
In This Issue
National Native Title TribunalShared Country, Shared Future: Native Title and the Role of the National Native Title Tribunal   Introduction to come ... Queensland Bar CPD Seminar, 14 May 2014 Raelene Webb QC, President ...Read More >>
FNQLA Moot CompetitionThe inaugural Far North Queensland Law Association Mooting Competition took place on Thursday 15 May 2014 as part of Law Week celebrations. Justice Henry, Judge Harrison and Magistrate Pearson preside...Read More >>
Electronic Briefs to CounselA common complaint by counsel is that, in addition to an initial hardcopy brief, many of the relevant documents that form that brief are provided by way of several emails sent during the course of cou...Read More >>
Law Week 2014Barristers took to a Brisbane stage during Law Week in May to help give Queenslanders a fun and informative look at law and justice. Held nationally each year, Law Week aims to promote public un...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 >>
R v Crawley, Southwark Crown CourtUnreported, 1 May 2014. (Defendants unable to obtain representation by counsel – indictment stayed) A stay should only be granted in exceptional circumstances.  Pressures on Legal Aid bud...Read More >>
Launch of Reconciliation Action PlanMembers will recall that, last Thursday 29 May, the Association launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for 2014 to 2016 at a function in the Banco Court. The function was attended by over ...Read More >>
The "Objective" Approach to Statutory ConstructionCurrent Legal Issues Seminar Series Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland 8 May 2014 It is a pleasure to have been invited to this Seminar. The pleasure is mixed with terror. One source of ...Read More >>
Mercedes-BenzIntroducing 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 >>
Free Access to Online Legal Research ToolsThe Supreme Court Library is much more than just a repository of books, with its growing collection of legal research tools now available to you online via the Library catalogue. In addition to our ...Read More >>
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events. Read More >>
Comcare ExpansionMembers practising in the workers’ compensation field will be interested in a recent article appearing in the Australian relating to the proposed expansion of the Comcare scheme, which will have...Read More >>
ABA Appellate Advocacy CourseThe Australian Bar Association Advocacy Training Council will be holding the 2014 ABA Appellate Advocacy Course in Sydney from 12 to 14 September 2014. Applications are now open and there are lim...Read More >>
Book Review: Medical Law & EthicsMedical Law & Ethics: A Problem Based Approach Author: Bernadette Richards1 and Jennie Louise 2 Publisher: Lexis Nexis Butterworths3 Reviewed By James McNab This book is primarily ...Read More >>
Book Review: The Essential Guide to Mortgage Law in AustraliaAuthor: Matthew Bransgrove and Marcus Young SC Publisher: Lexis Nexis Butterworths Reviewer: Andrew Sinclair Some books are page turners – you want to read them from start to finish. Some...Read More >>
Book Review: To Sell is HumanThe surprising truth about persuading, convincing and influencing others. Author:    Daniel Pink Publisher: The Text Publishing Company Reviewer: Gilbert Victoire Pink&r...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe 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 >>
Court of Appeal Summary Notes - CivilThe 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 >>
Court of Appeal Summary Notes - CriminalThe 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 >>
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