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 Similar to the now repealed Industrial Relations Act 1999, the IR Act limits the circumstances where a party may be represented by a lawyer in proceedings before the Queensland Industrial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).
Bar Barrum people’s native title claims #9 and #1017 January 2018
On 12 December 2017 the Federal Court made two more consent determinations for the Bar Barrum people.