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icon_feat_chamb_vert_space.jpgHearsay is indebted to Gibbs Chambers for agreeing to be our Featured Chambers for this edition and, in particular, to Richard Douglas SC for co-ordinating the wealth of material supplied for it. Gibbs Chambers is located on Level 15, Quay Central, 95 North Quay... Read more

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Issue 30: October 2008
The Prism - Richard Douglas SC The Prism - Richard Douglas SCBorn in 1957, Richard Douglas SC, was educated at St Agatha’s Clayfield, Gregory Terrace (with O’Donnell QC, Doyle SC, Newton SC and Tony Williams) and the Queensland University. After gra...Read More >>
Letter to the EditorTo the Editor I read with great interest the very informative article by Applegarth S.C. (as The Honourable Justice Applegarth then was) titled "Hell Without Harbour Views" in Hearsay Issue 26 (May ...Read More >> Letter to the Editor
In This Issue
Background to Australia's Proposed Emissions Trading SchemeIn this comprehensive article, David Russell QC discusses the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, the Stern Review, the Bali Declaration and recent Australian de...Read More >>
Awarding Costs Against Successful Litigants"The general rule remains that costs follow the event. There can be discerned, however ... a resolve in the court to require high standards of the parties, and their lawyers, in selection of issu...Read More >>
Electronic Communications as EvidenceSometimes the law does not keep pace with technology. In this digital age it appears the law is still grappling with some basic concepts1. As soon as courts attempt a definition of the digital environ...Read More >>
Watkins v State of Queensland - A Summary NoteWith the dismissal, by majority of the State's application for High Court special leave on 18 June 2008, the Queensland Court of Appeal decision in Watkins v State of Queensland1 is set to change the ...Read More >>
Professor W N Harrison - A MemoirRichard Douglas SC, who volunteered Gibbs Chambers for this edition of Hearsay, suggested that I write a note about my father, Walter Harrison. I was happy to do that, particularly as the account of h...Read More >>
The Incredible Shrinking ImmunityIn D’Orta-Ekenaike v. Victorian Legal Aid1 (“D’Orta”) the advocate’s immunity was confirmed by a clear majority of the High Court and on one view2 extended. It is often ...Read More >>
Review of Adjudication Decisions under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004On 29 August 2007 the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 20071 received assent. Sections 1 and 2 commenced on the date of assent.The remaining provisions commenced on 28 September 20072. The ...Read More >>
“So, Who Are You Before?” Judges. We at the bar are fascinated by them. Who are you appearing before? What was he/she like? Was the judge pleasant, grumpy, interventionist, awake? Read More >>
Golf Helps Your Practice!Over the past year I have wandered in and out of chambers a few times a week. Most knew where I was going, or where I had been: the Indooroopilly golf course. A back injury had prevented me from doing...Read More >>
In Brief - News and Current Affairs Current affairs, news, CPD Seminars, conferences and more ... Read More >>
Retirement of Conrad Lohe Esq., Crown Solicitor After 39 years of legal service, the State’s 21st Crown Solicitor, Conrad Lohe, has announced his retirement. Read More >>
Go to the ForumIn the September edition of Hearsay (Issue 29), members were invited to respond to the request of the President, Michael Stewart SC, to provide your views on the Forum regarding the new Supreme and Di...Read More >>
QCAT - Stage 1 Report on Scope and Initial Implementation Arrangements - A ReviewOn 7 July 2008 the Queensland cabinet approved the stage one report on the jurisdiction and initial implementation arrangements of the proposed Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“QCA...Read More >>
Liberty and Security: Boumediene v BushJulian Gruin reports on the decision in Boumediene v Bush, the recent US Supreme Court decision on Guantanamo. Julian is a law and international relations graduate from the University of Queensland an...Read More >>
Intellectual Property Case Review - Computer Screen DisplayA computer program comes within the meaning of the term 'literary work' in s 10 of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).It follows that if someone reproduces the computer program there is an infringement of t...Read More >>
Medico Legal Insurance Group Pty Ltd Income Protection, Life Insurance, Trauma Insurance    Read More >>
JV Barry: A Life - Book Review By Mark Finnane1 Publisher: UNSW Press2 Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Read More >>
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Book Review Edited by Dennis Pearce Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths Reviewed by Gary Coveney    Read More >>
Safety, Security, Health and Environment Law - Book Review By Michael Tooma Publisher: The Federation Press 2008 Reviewed by Matthew Craswell Read More >>
Palliaer Antiques Antique and fine furniture restoration and conservation Traditional French polishers   Read More >>
The Inaugural Sir Harry Gibbs Law ScholarshipHead of the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law, Professor Ross Grantham, presented the inaugural Sir Harry Gibbs’ Law Scholarship to Emmanuel College student Simon LaBlack ...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary NotesThe 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 ca...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia have been prepared by the Public Information Officer, Fiona Hamilton. They provide a brief overview of each case. For mor...Read More >>
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