CL defends discrimination claim by deaf juror04 September 2015In 2012, the Queensland District Court involuntarily excused Ms Lyons, a hearing impaired person, from jury service on the basis that she required the assistance of sign language interpreters.
Investigations and Security Providers Act 199321 August 2015
Clients should be aware that when engaging a private investigator to carry out an investigation of an administrative nature (i.e. they are not exercising powers under legislation), the investigator should be licensed under the Security Providers Act 1993.
BAW v Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Office of Fair Trading  QCAT 28521 August 2015
Crown Law’s Administrative Law team acted for the department in successfully resisting one of the few privacy claims decided by QCAT under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (‘the IP Act’).
ICAC Act challenged in the High Court07 August 2015
Crown Law acted for the Attorney-General intervening in the High Court inDuncan v ICAC (NSW) which was heard on 5 August 2015.
Statutory Notice Requiring Information27 July 2015
In Moosawi v Massey  QSC 169, the Supreme Court considered whether s. 228 of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 was sufficient to authorise a notice which required a person to attend a stated place and give verbal responses during interview.