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Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Hearsay.


Her Honour Judge Fleur Kingham was appointed as the President of the Land Court of Queensland effective from 8 August 2016.

The Honourable Margaret White AO, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, has been appointed along with Mr Mick Gooda, who up to 1 August 2016 was the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, to head the Commission of Inquiry into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory.




I recently had the pleasure, along with Heyworth-Smith QC, of attending the Church Service for the Opening of the Law Year in Mackay. The procession was led by Justice McMeekin and Judge Butler, each of whom was sitting in Mackay, and included other judicial officers, and members of the Bar. The service was well attended by members of the solicitors’ branch and members of the public.


The service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, which has an interesting history. The church was built on the site in 1870-71, but it collapsed in 1878. The second church building was destroyed by cyclone in 1918. The church organ was removed and restored and the installed in the All Hallows Chapel in Brisbane, where it remains.


I am happy to report that the Mackay Bar is small but active. Readers are encouraged to make contact when visiting Mackay.




Once again I wish to extend to members of the Bar an invitation to submit items for consideration for publication in Hearsay. Hearsay has a proud heritage as the journal of the Queensland Bar. It is one way for members to not only contribute to the advancement and sharing of knowledge, but also to have the opportunity to have appropriate items published to a wide readership. This presents an important opportunity for newer members of the Bar in particular.



Included in this edition are some excellent papers and book reviews, which I trust readers will find interesting and informative.


Adrian Duffy QC


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