Woolworths Limited v Spletter - Food Act prosecution appeal23 April 2018
On 1 December 2017, the advocacy chambers within Crown Law successfully defended an appeal to the District Court, under section 222 of the Justices Act 1886, on behalf of Queensland Health, relating to a penalty imposed on Woolworths Limited (“the company”).
Legal representation in the QIRC20 April 2018
The Industrial Relations Act 2016 (IR Act) commenced on 1 March 2017. Similar to the now repealed Industrial Relations Act 1999, the IR Act limits the circumstances where a party may be represented by a lawyer in proceedings before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the QIRC).
Latest cases on standing14 March 2018
On 23 February 2018, Justice Bowskill delivered judgment in two recent applications for statements of reasons under the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) (JR Act) by the environmental organisation, Lock the Gate Alliance (LTGA), for decisions in relation to the Blair Athol mine.
QAO issues report on confidentiality and disclosure of government contracts23 February 2018
The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) has finalised its audit report about confidentiality and disclosure of government contracts.
Review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission24 January 2018
On 20 December 2017, the Australian Government released the terms of reference for a review of the legislation governing the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).