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Queensland Government Bulletin

14 September 2020


Queensland Government Bulletin

In the media

Ad Standards upholds first complaint under new body image code
The Ad Standards Community Panel has upheld the first complaint about body image since it tightened its rules about the portrayal of body image in 2018. The change to the AANA Code of Ethics added body image to section 2.6, which prohibits advertising which depicts material contrary to prevailing community standards on health and safety (11 September 2020).  More...

Reviews of Judicial Impartiality and the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
The Morrison Government has referred two matters to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) for review. First, on the issue of judicial impartiality, and the second, a review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation (11 September 2020).  More...

New Councillor Conduct Tribunal members appointed in Queensland
The Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT), an independent body charged with handling complaints of misconduct by councillors, has welcomed seven new casual members (11 September 2020).   More...

Defence urges IoT makers to prioritise security
Government releases 'encouraged but optional' IoT Code of Practice for manufacturers and buyers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Department of Home Affairs’ newly released Voluntary Code of Practice is targeted at industry – but “everyone”, the department notes, “has a role to play in improving cyber security in the Internet of Things” (10 September 2020).  More...

Why unis are worried about a federal power to cancel their foreign ‘arrangements’
A proposed law would give the federal government power to cancel arrangements between foreign governments and Australian states, territories, local councils and public universities. It’s fairly clear the Commonwealth has the constitutional power to do this. Universities Australia has expressed “grave concerns” about the potential impact on “tens of thousands of research projects” (10 September 2020).  More...

New APS guide on social media conduct
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has released updated guidance for APS employees and Agencies on how to conduct themselves on social media. It said APS employees had a right to participate in online society, just as they had rights as citizens of Australia to engage in community life (10 September 2020).  More...

PM&C unveils corporate plan
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has set out a four-year agenda aimed at strengthening the economy, supporting families, regions and communities, keeping people safe and protecting national interests. The Department’s Corporate Plan for 2020-24 stresses the need to be ready to respond to critical issues as they emerge (10 September 2020).  More...

Pandemic prompts family violence strategy
Services Australia has launched its Family and Domestic Violence Strategy 2020-23 emphasising support for people affected by family violence when forced to stay home during the pandemic (10 September 2020).  More...

Wage theft now a crime in Queensland
Employers found to be deliberately stealing from their workers will now face jail time under new laws passed in Parliament (09 September 2020).   More...

KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O breaches decency standards
An Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) investigation has found radio KIIS 1065 in breach of rules relating to generally accepted standards of decency due to comments made by Kyle Sandilands about the Virgin Mary and Christian beliefs (08 September 2020).  More...

ACCC downloads on app market
The ACCC is to put the market for mobile apps under scrutiny in a new report. According to the ACCC, the issues it will examine include the use and sharing of data by apps, the extent of competition between Google and Apple’s app stores, and whether more pricing transparency is needed in the mobile apps market (08 September 2020).  More...

QR codes making life easier for cafe owners and customers, but what about privacy?
QR codes are not a new concept, but paired with your phone they could help venues comply with their COVID-safe industry plans by assisting in the collection of your personal information (10 September 2020).  More...

High-tech attack on hoons
Police will have new high-tech cameras, including an expanded fleet of drones to crackdown on hoons. Complementing the new camera technology the Government is looking to expand existing laws, including shifting the onus of proof onto the vehicle owner. (06 September 2020).  More...

ASIO’s extraordinary detention powers extended until March 2021
The LCA says COVID-19 should not be used an excuse to curtail Australia’s personal freedoms that are unrelated to the pandemic. Law Council President, Pauline Wright, noted the highly extraordinary nature of these powers, which have no equivalent in the laws of Australia’s closest intelligence partners, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand (04 September 2020).  More...

LIV provides feedback to the ACCC's Draft News Media Bargaining Code consultation
The LIV, informed by the Technology and Innovation Section, has expressed concerns with the ACCC's Draft News Media Bargaining Code (03 September 2020).  More...

LCA calls for parliamentary inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020
The LCA has called for its referral to a parliamentary inquiry. Australia is a signatory to some 33 key treaties and protocols regarding the environment. The Commonwealth Government must remain at the helm in ensuring that Australia’s obligations under those treaties and protocols are met (04 September 2020).  More...

Govt ICT procurement not showing value for money
Infrastructure and the DTA have failed to demonstrate procurement arrangements support getting value for money.The government is failing to show it’s getting value for money in ICT procurements, an audit has found. A report from the national audit office looked at 15 procurements across the Department of Infrastructure and the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) (03 September 2020).  More...

Lifting the cyber security of the internet of things: voluntary code of practice
The Morrison Government has released a voluntary Code of Practice to improve the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Australia – including everyday devices such as smart fridges, smart televisions, baby monitors and security cameras (03 September 2020).  More...

Strengthening controls on high-risk terrorists offenders
High-risk convicted terrorists will face even tighter controls when they are released from prison under a new intensive supervision regime designed to reduce the threat of them re-offending (03 September 2020).  More...

The Attribution Game: Corporate Fault and Attribution of Criminal Responsibility
In its Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the ALRC recommended that there be a single legislative method for attributing criminal responsibility to corporations (03 September 2020).   More...

Law Council urges caution on changes to fundamental principles of criminal responsibility: ALRC review
The LCA is urging the parliament to take a cautious approach when considering fundamental principles of criminal law. Unless the corporation could prove that it took reasonable precautions to prevent the individual officer from committing the crime, it would be guilty (01 September 2020).  More...

Telstra, Optus, TPG and Dodo breach NBN service continuity rules
The ACMA has found TPG, Optus, Dodo and Telstra in breach of consumer protection rules after more than 1,500 of their customers were left without telco services while trying to migrate to the NBN. All four companies have provided court-enforceable undertakings to introduce measures to improve compliance with the service continuity rules (01 September 2020).  More...

Government must strengthen corporate criminal liability for human rights abuse
Human rights and legal organisations today welcomed proposals by the Australian Law Reform Commission to strengthen Australia’s corporate criminal laws in relation to human rights abuses committed by Australian companies overseas (01 September 2020) More...

Corporate Plan 2020-21 sets out OAIC strategic priorities
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published its Corporate Plan for 2020-21, which sets out its strategic priorities and key activities for the next four years. The OAIC will achieve our core purpose — to promote and uphold privacy and information access rights — in the context of a vastly different environment to that of a year ago (31 August 2020).  More...

ALRC’s final report on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime
Attorney-General Christian Porter tabled the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) final report on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime, representing one of the most detailed examinations ever undertaken of the nation’s corporate accountability framework (31 August 2020).  More...

New Audit Manual one for the books
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released its Audit Manual setting out policies and providing guidance on the application of audits and other assurance work performed by the Auditor-General (31 August 2020).  More...

Human Rights concern at non-human AI
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has discovered that 46 six per cent of people in Australia were not aware that the Government makes important decisions about them using artificial intelligence (AI)(31 August 2020).  More...

In practice and courts

High Court of Australia
High Court of Australia Bulletin [2020] HCAB 06 (14 August 2020).  More...

Consultation on interest payable on fidelity fund claims
The Legal Services Council has issued a consultation paper proposing a new formula to calculate the interest payable on fidelity fund claims made under the Legal Profession Uniform Law. The interest rate is fixed at 5 per cent by s 243(2) of the Uniform Law in the absence of specific provision in the Uniform General Rules. More information is available here

LSC: Regulation of litigation funding schemes
The Legal Services Council has amended the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 with effect from 22 August 2020 so the prohibitions in s 258(1) and (3) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law do not apply in relation to litigation funding schemes now regulated as managed investment schemes. The new rule will operate for 12 months to allow for consultation.  More...

An investigation into the effectiveness of ATO communications of taxpayers' rights to review, investigate and appeal
The Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO) is investigating how effectively the Australian Taxation Office communicates appropriate information on taxpayers’ rights to review, complain and appeal decisions made and actions taken by the ATO. The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2020. More information here.

ACMA position paper: Misinformation and news quality on digital platforms in Australia
A position paper to guide code development—includes a model code framework for consideration, including objectives and outcomes to be achieved for the benefit of Australian users of digital platforms. The ACMA anticipates to have in place a single, industry-wide code by December 2020. The position paper, Misinformation and news quality on digital platforms in Australia - A position paper to guide code development has been published on the ACMA website.

New Law Council of Australia Guidelines - Equitable briefing policy
The Law Council’s portal for the annual reporting by Equitable Briefing Policy adoptees (Policy adoptees) will soon open on 1 July 2020. To assist in this process, the Law Council has updated its Equitable Briefing Policy Reporting Template and Guidelines in response to feedback from previous reporting periods. Policy adoptees have until 30 September 2020 to provide their annual report, and will be updated once the portal is opened on 1 July 2020.

AAT bulletin
The AAT Bulletin is a weekly publication containing a list of recent AAT decisions and information relating to appeals against AAT decisions, including immigration and citizenship. Issue No. 23/2020, 7 September 2020.  More...

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia – Current ongoing projects – September 2020
Priority Property Pool 500
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has introduced a new process to manage family law property disputes for cases where the value of the net property pool is under $500,000. The new process, known as the Priority Property Pool 500 (PPP500), started on 1 March 2020 and will operate for two years as a pilot program in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Parramatta. For more information, please visit the Court’s website.

The Lighthouse Project
The Lighthouse Project is a ground-breaking and innovative initiative in the way in which the Courts will screen for risk and focus on public health and improved outcomes for families involved in the family law system. A pilot for this project will commence in Adelaide, Brisbane and Parramatta and the Courts are looking to secure additional government funding to expand nationally.

Family Court and FCC welcome risk-screening Bill
The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have declared their support for this week’s introduction of the Family Law Amendment (Risk Screening Protections) Bill 2020. While it is very uncommon for the courts to take a public stance on proposed legislation, it is understandable as the Bill establishes a framework to facilitate the courts’ new Lighthouse Project family violence and risk-screening initiative. It will operate as a pilot program in Adelaide, Brisbane and Parramatta.   More...

LCA Submissions
11 September 2020— Business Law Section
Extension to temporary insolvency emergency measures
03 September 2020— Law Council
2020 Inquiry into Legal Practitioners’ Scales of Costs
03 September 2020— Business Law Section
Response to IP Australia public consultation: ACIP Designs Bill
03 September 2020— Business Law Section
Input to ASBFEO Insurance Inquiry launched in July 2020
31 August 2020— Business Law Section
The repeal of section 144 of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth)
28 August 2020— Law Council
Draft news media bargaining code

Current APH Inquiries and Consultations

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 [Provisions] and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 [Provisions].  Report by 20 November 2020

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
Inquiry into domestic violence with particular regard to violence against women and their children
Nationhood, national identity and democracy
On 23 March 2020 the committee's reporting date was extended to 9 September 2020

LCA Current Inquiries and Consultations as of 09 September
Exemption of delegated legislation from parliamentary oversight
Draft Propositions by Counsel Assisting
Insurance Inquiry, Australia Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.
Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific, Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (supplementary submission).
News media bargaining code, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.
Review of AFP Powers, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Review of ‘Declared Areas’ Provisions, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, Royal Commission.
An Investigation into the effectiveness of ATO communications of taxpayers' rights to complain, review and appeal, Inspector-General of Taxation.
Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation, Australian Law Reform Commission.
Guidance for digital check-in providers collecting personal information for contact tracing,

Intelligence and Security Legislation Amendment (Implementing Independent Intelligence Review) Bill 2020
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is calling for submissions on the Intelligence and Security Legislation Amendment (Implementing Independent Intelligence Review) Bill 2020. Further information on the bill can be found here. On 23 March 2020 the Senate extended the committee’s reporting date to 14 October 2020.

Australian Bushfires Disaster Emergency Declaration — Understanding your privacy obligations
The Attorney-General has made the Privacy (Australian Bushfires Disaster) Emergency Declaration (No. 1) 2020 (the emergency declaration) under Part VIA of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The emergency declaration was made in response to bushfires in Australia resulting in death, injury and property damage occurring from August 2019 into 2020.The emergency declaration expires on 20 January 2021


District Court Practice Direction 7 of 2020 - 10 September 2020
Practice Direction 7 of 2020 - Appeal (Repeals 5 of 2016).  More...

QLD OIC: Privacy champion policy
The OIC has published its new Privacy Champion Policy. This policy forms part of OIC’s long-standing commitment to building an effective information privacy culture, including improving information privacy practices and taking proactive steps to embed Privacy by Design into agency functions, systems and processes (01 September 2020).  More...

CCC Queensland: Timesheet and leave fraud - How managers can prevent and detect corrupt conduct relating to timesheets
This Prevention in focus aims to educate managers on their obligations to approve and monitor employees’ timesheets and other allowances (02 September 2020).  More...

Tabled in Parliament
Report - No. 105, 56th Parliament - Annual Report 2019-20
Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee, 08 September 2020

OIC Qld: Search issues on internal review
We have updated those resources and hope they now provide a clearer and more consistent explanation of when an agency can deal with search issues as part of an internal review. The updated resources are:
How to Conduct an Internal Review
Search issues on external review
Explaining your review rights – a guide for applicants (25 August 2020)

QAO Reports

Report 2: 2020–21:Effectiveness of audit committees in state government entities
The objective of this Auditor-General's insights report is to provide insights on the current profile and practices of audit committees in the Queensland public sector and to identify actions that can help lift their performance and effectiveness. Tabled 8 September 2020. More...

QAO Advice: Audit committees adding value during COVID-19
In our recent Auditor-General’s insights report on audit committees in state government entities, we highlight the importance of audit committees and how they can catalyse better governance. We provide audit committees with some key areas of focus to help entities continue to navigate the COVID-19 environment (09 September 2020).  More...

Supreme Court of Queensland - Protocol for Applications reminder
A notice has been issued by The Honourable Justice Lyons in relation to the protocol for practitioners appearing in Applications. This protocol applies from 10 August 2020 until further notice.

Supreme Court of Queensland - Protocol for Applications

Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 was introduced on 13 August 2020 and has been referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee.
The leading objective of the Bill is to make amendments to the Criminal Code following the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s (QLRC) report on the “review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact”.
The nature of these amendments is to clarify the Criminal Code to reflect the development of its application.
For more information please see the Parliamentary Inquiry - here
The closing date for lodging written submissions is 29 September 2020.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet Consultation

Annual report 2019-20 feedback survey
By taking a minute to complete this survey, you will help us improve our annual reports so readers can use them more effectively. Open until 30 June 2021.  More...

COVID-19 Update on Courts, Commissions, Tribunals
See current COVID-19 updates for the Courts, Commissions and Tribunals here.
Additionally, QLS also provides COVID-19 updates specifically relating to property law and criminal law

Published - articles, papers, reports

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C): Corporate Plan 2020-24
PMC: 10 September 2020
The plan sets out six key purposes for the Department, including: Growing the economy, incomes and creating jobs; Vibrant and resilient regions; Strengthening families and communities ;Enhancing Australia’s international and national security; Governing well; and Preparing well to respond to critical issues.  More...

Social media: Guidance for Australian Public Service Employees and Agencies
APSC: 10 September 2020
This guidance was aimed at helping APS employees, managers, and Agencies understand and assess the risks that employees’ online behaviour could pose to public confidence in Agencies and the APS, and strike a reasonable balance between employees’ rights as individuals and their obligations as Public Servants.  More...

Corporate Criminal Responsibility
ALRC: 31 September 2020
The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility, was tabled in Parliament on 31 August 2020. The ALRC has made 20 recommendations for reform. Download the Summary Report here

Corporate Plan 2020-21 sets out OAIC strategic priorities
OAIC: 31 August 2020
Their Corporate Plan 2020-21 sets out strategic priorities and key activities.  More...

Establishment and Use of ICT Related Procurement Panels and Arrangements
ANAO: 31 August 2020
The objective of this audit was to assess the extent to which entities’ establishment and use of ICT related procurement panels and arrangements supported the achievement of value for money outcomes.  More...

Bail and Commonwealth Child Sex Offences Guide
CDPP: 10 September 2020
The bail amendments are effective on or after 23 June 2020. The legislation affects all Commonwealth child sex offences with the exclusion of s474.25C, with the provisions impacting on any person charged with the more serious (First Strike) offences, and impacting on persons with prior child sex convictions who are charged with the less serious (Second Strike) offences.  More...


Private R v Cowen [2020] HCA 31
Constitutional law  (Cth) – Defence – Military discipline – Where plaintiff charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm – Where plaintiff and complainant members of Australian Defence Force at time of alleged conduct – Where neither plaintiff nor complainant on duty or in uniform – Where plaintiff charged under s 61(3) of Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 (Cth) – Where s 61(3) provided defence member guilty of offence if engaged in conduct outside Jervis Bay Territory and that conduct would constitute Territory offence if it took place in Jervis Bay Territory – Where plaintiff's conduct also constituted offence under ordinary criminal law and civil courts available – Where plaintiff challenged jurisdiction of Defence Force magistrate to hear charge – Whether s 51(vi) of Constitution supported conferral of jurisdiction by Defence Force Discipline Act upon service tribunal to hear charge. 

Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (trustee) v VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) [2020] FCA 1269
STATUTES – interpretation – statute implementing treaty – International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Act 2013 (Cth) – Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment – Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, Art XI – Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Arts 31, 32
STATUTES – meaning of “give possession of the aircraft object to the creditor” in the context of Art XI of Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment ‑– whether “give possession” requires delivery of certain aircraft objects to the applicants in the United States or whether it entails making the aircraft objects available to the applicants – proper interpretation requires delivery of the relevant aircraft objects to the applicants in the United States
CORPORATIONS – whether administrators should be relieved of certain liability – administrators acted reasonably concerning providing assistance to the applicants to recover aircraft objects –s 443B notice of no effect upon the basis that the notice did not fulfil the obligations under Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment – administrators relieved of liability from the period 16 June 2020 to 20 October 2020 under s 44B(8) and s 447A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

Francis and Sport Integrity Australia (Freedom of information) [2020] AATA 3314
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION – Confidentiality Order – Freedom of Information Act 1982 – Claim exempt documents containing material obtained in confidence (section 45, Freedom of Information Act) – Claim disclosure of document would disclose deliberative matter (section 47C, Freedom of Information Act ) or would have a substantial adverse effect on the proper and efficient conduct of the operations of an agency (section 47E(d), Freedom of Information Act) –– Confidentiality Order Granted 

Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd v Australian Competition Tribunal [2020] FCAFC 145
COMPETITION – applications for review of decision of the Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) reviewing decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – where ACCC made an arbitration determination pursuant to s 44S of Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) – where Tribunal conducted a “re-arbitration” pursuant to s 44ZP of the CCA – where declared service is the right to access and use monopoly infrastructure assets at Port of Newcastle
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – application for judicial review of decision of Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – where ACCC made arbitration determination pursuant to s 44S of Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) – where Tribunal conducted a “re-arbitration” pursuant to s 44ZP of the CCA – where ACCC sought declaration that Tribunal erred – whether ACCC can seek review pursuant to s 163A(3) of the CCA 

Newman v Deputy Commissioner Linford APM & Anor (No 2) [2020] QCAT 328
POLICE – INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION – DISCIPLINE AND DISMISSAL FOR MISCONDUCT – QUEENSLAND – where findings made that misconduct proven and sanction imposed – where subject officer no longer a member of the Queensland Police Service – where disciplinary declaration issued – where subject officer applied to review the substantiation decision – where the Crime and Corruption Commission applied to review the sanction decision – where allegations of misconduct were found to be substantiated – where subject officer provided false and misleading information to a superintendent of the Queensland Police Service and investigators of the Ethical Standards Command – whether sanction imposed is correct and preferable
Crime and Corruption Act 2001 Qld ss 219BA, 219C, 219G(2), 219B, 219H, 444, Sch 2; Police Service Administration Act 1990 Qld s 1.4

Braun v Rushbrook & Anor [2020] QSC 268
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – JUDICIAL REVIEW – GROUNDS OF REVIEW – PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS – EXISTENCE OF OBLIGATION – GENERALLY – where the applicant’s employment was suspended by the first respondent pursuant to s 137 of the Public Service Act 2008 (Qld) (PS Act) – where the first respondent reviewed the first decision a number of times and decided to continue the applicant’s suspension – where the first respondent did not provide the applicant an opportunity to be heard prior to making the decisions – where the applicant applies for judicial review of the decisions pursuant to Part 5 of the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) (JR Act) on the ground that the first respondent was required to afford the applicant natural justice – where the respondents concede the applicant is a person aggrieved by the decisions on the basis that the decisions have prejudicially affected his professional reputation and caused substantial financial loss –whether the requirement to afford natural justice applies to a decision under s 137 of the PS Act – if natural justice applies, what is required to afford natural justice in the particular circumstances
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – JUDICIAL REVIEW – GROUNDS OF REVIEW – RELEVANT CONSIDERATIONS – FAILURE TO CONSIDER – where the first respondent made the decision to suspend the applicant’s employment after information containing numerous allegations regarding the applicant’s conduct were tabled in the Queensland Parliament – where the applicant applies for judicial review pursuant to Part 5 of the JR Act on the further ground that the first respondent failed to take into account relevant considerations – whether the first respondent was required to consider that the allegations made against the applicant had been investigated previously and found to be unsubstantiated, or were found to be substantiated but of insufficient seriousness to constitute suspension from employment – whether the first respondent considered those matters
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – JUDICIAL REVIEW – PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE – APPLICATIONS – where the applicant seeks leave to file an amended application and re-open its case after the Court reserved its decision – where a decision of this Court (Walters v Hanson & Others [2020] QSC 216) was published after the Court reserved its decision – where the applicant submits that the decision in Walters clarifies a misapprehension of the law – whether leave should be granted



Bills updated
Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Introduced by: Hon Y D'Ath MP on 27/11/2019
Stage reached: Passed on 8/09/2020

Protecting Queenslanders from Violent and Child Sex Offenders Amendment Bill 2018
Introduced by: Mr D Janetzki MP on 19/09/2018
Stage reached: 2nd reading adjourned on 8/09/2020

Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020
Introduced by: Hon G Grace MP on 15/07/2020
Stage reached: Passed with amendment on 9/09/2020

Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Introduced by: Hon A Palaszczuk MP on 16/07/2020
Stage reached: Passed with amendment on 9/09/2020

Subordinate legislation as made – 114 September 2020
No 190 Hospital and Health Boards (Information Sharing—Parole Board Queensland) Amendment Regulation 2020
No 191 Human Rights Regulation 2020
No 192 Liquor (Closed-circuit Television Equipment) Amendment Regulation 2020

Subordinate legislation as made – 04 September 2020
No 181 Proclamation—Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020 (commencing certain provisions)
No 187 Youth Justice Amendment Regulation 2020

The information in this publication is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, we do not guarantee that the information in this newsletter is accurate at the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future.

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