News

  • judge

    CL defends discrimination claim by deaf juror

    04 September 2015
    In 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.
  • surveillance

    Investigations and Security Providers Act 1993

    21 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.

  • privacy

    BAW v Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Office of Fair Trading [2015] QCAT 285

    21 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’).

  • High Court of Australia

    ICAC Act challenged in the High Court

    07 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.

  • business people

    Statutory Notice Requiring Information

    27 July 2015

    In Moosawi v Massey [2015] 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.