News

  • 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.

  • advice

    Crown Law advice acknowledged by DEWS Director-General

    15 April 2016

    Recently, the Director-General of the Department of Energy and Water Supply (DEWS), Mr Paul Simshauser, presented specialised technical training in computer modelling and forecasting for energy prices as a fundraising event for Windana Support Centre Inc.

  • Art

    Cape York lands returned to traditional owners after 22 years of negotiations

    12 April 2016

    More than 54,000 hectares of land north-west of Cooktown was returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners at a ceremony in Hopevale on Wednesday 6 April 2016.

  • scales-of-justice

    New Mental Health Act 2016

    11 March 2016

    The Mental Health Act 2016 was passed in the Queensland Parliament on 18 February 2016.