News

  • Art

    Birriah native title recognised

    17 May 2016

    A consent determination was made in favour of the Birriah People on 23 March 2016 by the Honourable Justice Logan of the Federal Court, sitting in Collinsville.

  • boomerang

    Federal Court matter the first to determine compensation for the extinguishment and impairment of native title

    06 May 2016

    Crown Law acted for the Attorney-General intervening in a Federal Court matter which will be the first to determine compensation for the extinguishment and impairment of native title.

  • food

    Restaurant owners pleads guilty to selling unsafe food

    29 April 2016

    On 1 April 2016, Crown Law represented Queensland Health in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court in a prosecution under the Food Act 2006 for one of the largest outbreaks of food poisoning in Queensland.

  • Training

    Harper Review information sessions

    29 April 2016

    The final report of the Harper Review of competition policy, published in March 2015, made 56 recommendations across the key areas of competition policy, legislation and institutions. The implementation of a number of those recommendations directly affects procurement procedures and policy across Queensland Government agencies.

  • High Court of Australia

    Barbaro amendment has been passed

    20 April 2016

    In February, 2014, the High Court ruled in Barbaro & Zirilli v the Queen [2014] HCA 2 that prosecutors were not permitted to make submissions on sentence in relation to the range of penalty properly available to sentencing Courts.