• Building

    Mandatory combustible cladding checklist applies from 1 October 2018

    20 August 2018

    The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 will commence on 1 October 2018 and will require building owners to complete an online checklist and submit the results to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) by 20 March 2019. The regulation has been made in response to recent fires that have been linked to combustible cladding materials.

  • Woolworths Food Act prosecution

    28 June 2018

    On 08 June 2018 Woolworths Ltd entered pleas of guilty in the Cairns Magistrates Court to 12 charges of breaching the Food Act 2006. In house counsel for Crown Law appeared for Queensland Health to prosecute this matter.

  • Crown Law celebrates staff dedication and commitment

    27 June 2018

    Crown Law held its annual Staff Excellence Awards ceremony in the Banco Court on Thursday 14 June 2018.

  • Consultation on exceptions to ipso facto provisions

    22 June 2018

    Crown Law has previously published information about the ipso facto provisions in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No 2) Act 2017 (Cth), which will commence on 1 July 2018.

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    Defamation: What to do if you receive a ‘Concerns Notice’

    21 June 2018

    It is not uncommon for an agency or agency employee to receive a concerns notice issued under the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld) (“the Act”).  The objective of the concerns notice process is to resolve disputes regarding alleged defamation quickly without the need for litigation.