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Richard_Douglas_new_icon_2.jpgBAQ Conference. The welcome address delivered by Richard Douglas S.C., President, at the opening session of the Bar Association's Annual Conference on 6 March 2010 is reproduced below. Chief Justice de Jersey, Chief Justice designate Keane ... read more

BAQ Conference 2010

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 41: May 2010
Valedictory Ceremony for The Hon Justice Patrick Keane Valedictory Ceremony for The Hon Justice Patrick KeaneThe Valedictory Ceremony for the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane took place in the Banco Court on 16 March 2010. The Association was represented by Richard Douglas S.C. whose speech to mark the occ...Read More >>
Valedictory Ceremony for The Hon Justice Bernard WarnickThe Valedictory Ceremony for the Honourable Justice Bernard Warnick took place at the Family Court of Australia, Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane on 31 March 2010. The speech delivered at the Ceremon...Read More >> Valedictory Ceremony for The Hon Justice Bernard Warnick
In This Issue
Swearing-in Ceremony for the Hon Chief Justice Patrick Keane The Swearing-In Ceremony for the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia took place on 22 March 2010.Roger Traves S.C., Vice-President of the Asso...Read More >>
Developments in Civil Litigation - Byrne SJAThe Honourable Justice Byrne, Senior Judge Administrator of the Supreme Court of Queensland, presented a paper - Developments in Civil Litigation - at the Annual Conference for the Associati...Read More >>
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   Judicial appointments, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ... Read More >>
Reminiscing Reminiscences of the Rockhampton Bar   Graeme Crow and Tony Arnold outlined the history of Trustee Chambers and the benefits of practising at the Rockhampton bar in issue 35 of Hearsay...Read More >>
Swearing-in of Land Court MembersThe speech of Richard Douglas S.C., President of the Association, on 19 April 2010 in the Banco Court on the occasion of the swearing-in of Mr Wayne Cochrane, Mr Bill Isdale, Mr Stephen Keim S.C. and ...Read More >>
Planning and Environment - Practice Direction No 1 of 2010Planning and Environment Court Purpose The purpose of this Practice Direction is to set out case management procedures for the just and expeditious resolution of the real issues in the proceed...Read More >>
Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree......Collecting Royalties! Recently, the media gave some attention to a decision of a single judge of the Federal Court of Australia in the area of copyright.1 Prior to the trial, the applicant’s...Read More >>
The Queensland Civil and Administrative TribunalThe address of The Honourable Justice Alan Wilson, President of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, delivered at the Bar Association of Queensland's annual conference on 6 March 2010 is ...Read More >>
Proposed National Regulatory RegimeOn 14 May 2010, the Federal Attorney-General released the proposed new National Regulatory System for the Legal Profession. There is a three month consultation period. The Association will partici...Read More >>
John Koowarta Reconciliation Law ScholarshipThe ceremony to mark the occasion of the awarding of the John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship took place on 19 March 2010. The speech delivered  at the ceremony by Richard Dougl...Read More >>
New BAQ Committee System Consistent with the Association’s Strategic Plan which was approved by the Bar Council and circulated to members earlier this year, the existing Committee system was revamped to reflect bo...Read More >>
2009 Court Appearance SurveyIn December 2009, the Law Council of Australia released the results of a research survey it conducted with respect to the gender of barristers who appear before Australia's Superior Courts.  The ...Read More >>
Book Review: Researching and Writing in Law3rd Edition By Terry Hutchinson1 Published by Thomson Reuters Reviewed by Matt Black  Dr Terry Hutchinson's Researching and Writing in Law was first published in 2002 and is now in ...Read More >>
Book Review: On Equity By the Hon. Peter W. Young AO, Clyde Croft1 & Megan Louise Smith Published by The Lawbook Company 2009 Reviewed by Patrick Hay Read More >>
Book Review: The Dark SideThe Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals By Jane Mayer Published by Scribe Publications1 Reviewed by Stephen Keim S.C. I commenced reading The Dark ...Read More >>
Book Review: So GreekConfessions of a Conservative Leftie   Written by Nikki Savva Published by Scribe Publications Reviewed by Dan O’Gorman SC This publication details the life of a migrant wom...Read More >>
Book Review: Uniform Evidence Law - Text and Essential Cases (2nd Ed)Written by John Anderson1 and Peter Bayne2 Published by The Federation Press3 2009 Reviewed by Christopher Crawford Read More >>
Book Review: Calling Out the Troops - The Australian Military and Civil UnrestBy Michael Head Published by The Federation Press1 Reviewed by James McNab2 Read More >>
Book Review: Future Files, A History of the Next 50 YearsBy Richard Watson1 Published by Scribe Publications2 Reviewed by Peter Jensen   For those with sufficient confidence to write about the future, the results tend to be caricatures of the pr...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgment 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 Judgment 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 >>
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: The Comfort of FigsBy Simon Cleary Published by the University of Queensland Press Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Read More >>
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