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From the President

Richard_Douglas_new_icon_2.jpgOn behalf of the Queensland Bar, I express gratitude to the judiciary for their industry and application in disposition of litigious business over the past year.  We are serviced, in this State, by a judiciary, and tribunal members, state and federal, of enviable quality. ... read more

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Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 39: 2009
National Legal Profession Reform - The Chief Justice Speaks Out  On 4 December 2009, the Honourable Chief Justice of Queensland delivered the following address at the Queensland Law Society Breakfast. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to add...Read More >> National Legal Profession Reform - The Chief Justice Speaks Out
Obituary - The Hon Justice Peter Dutney Obituary - The Hon Justice Peter DutneyThe Hon Justice Peter Richard Dutney died suddenly at the age of 54, relaxing at day's end after completing one of the final legs of a bike ride across the Simpson Desert. He was born on 22 June 1955 ...Read More >>
In This Issue
In Brief - News and Current Affairs  New Silks, appointments, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD Seminars, and more ...     QCAT - Appointment of Members and Adjudicators ...Read More >>
Supreme Court - Exchange of Christmas GreetingsOn 23 November 2009, the following members were appointed as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Queensland:     Michael Byrne SC    Sandy Horneman-Wren SC ...Read More >>
Annual Silks Dinner 2009The speech delivered by the Honourable Justice Logan RFD on behalf of the Judiciary at the Queensland Bar Association Silks’ Dinner which took place at the Brisbane Club on 16 December 2009 is r...Read More >>
Federal Court Ceremonial Sitting for the New SilksThe newly appointed Senior Counsel announced their appointment to the Full Court of the Federal Court at the Commonwealth Law Courts on 17 December 2009. The remarks made by the Honourable Justice Gre...Read More >>
Election of Bar Council 2009/2010The results of the recent Bar Council Election were confirmed at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on 24 November 2009.Read More >>
Thank you, and Merry Christmas    I would like to thank the many contributors who have made this year's editions possible.         Contributors Peter Ambrose SC The Honourable Ju...Read More >>
Substantiality No Longer On IceIn April this year, the High Court handed down its decison in IceTV Pty Ltd v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd [2009] HCA 14.In separate reasons ((French CJ, Crennan and Kiefel JJ) and (Gummow, Hayne an...Read More >>
Queensland Bar - AustLll's Top 5 Commercial UserThe Australasian Legal Information Institute receives close to half a million accesses each year from the Queensland Bar  which makes our members AustLII’s top 5 identified commercial users...Read More >>
Roll Call - the Queensland University RegimentQueensland University Regiment   The Bar has long enjoyed an association with the Queensland University Regiment and,, in the New Year Hearsay hopes to publish a special edition devo...Read More >>
Book Review: BaliboBy Jill Joliffe Published by Scribe Publications Reviewed by Dan O’Gorman SC On 16 October 1975, five television reporters working for Australian media, Gary Cunningham, Greg Shackleton a...Read More >>
Book Review: Appealing to the FutureMichael Kirby & His Legacy Edited by Ian Freckelton1 & Hugh Selby2  Published by Thompson Reuters Reviewed by James McNab The book is a collection of essays from...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 case. For...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 >>
Book Review: Killer Company: James Hardie Exposed  By  Matt Peacock  Published by HarperCollins, Sydney1  Reviewed by Chris McGrath   Matt Peacock’s new book, Killer Company: James Hardie Exposed r...Read More >>
Book Review: Roger's World – Toward a new understanding of animals By Charles Siebert Published by Scribe Publications1 Reviewed by Dr  Louise Floyd2 “…the degree to which we humans...Read More >>
Book Review: Atlas of UnknownsBy Tania James Published by Scribe Publications Reviewed by Jann Taylor Read More >>
Book Review: Commercial Leases in AustraliaBy Bill Duncan1 Published by The Lawbook Co. (Thomson Reuters)2 Reviewed by Patrick Hay Read More >>
Book Review: In the Shadow of the LawEdited by Philip Swain1 and Simon Rice2 Published by The Federation Press3 Reviewed by James McNab Read More >>
Book Review: CollapseHow Societies Choose to Fail and Survive By Jared Diamond Published by Penguin (Allen Lane) Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
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Book Review: Wild LawBy Cormac Cullinan1 Published by Siber Ink, Claremont, South Africa2 (in association with the Gaia Foundation, London3) Reviewed by Stephen Keim Read More >>
Book Review: A Short History of ProgressBy Ronald Wright1 Published by Text Publishing, Melbourne, Australia2 Reviewed by Stephen Keim After intending to do so for some time, I recently read Jared Diamond’s Collapse. Explaining...Read More >>
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