Queensland Health successfully prosecute breaches under s 271(1) of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 199624 April 2019
The defendant was charged with three breaches of s 271(1) of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 for obtaining, possessing and selling nicotine without an approval and faced a maximum penalty of $31,332.00.
The charges were brought following the execution of a search warrant at the defendant’s premises whereby over 2,160 bottles of liquid containing nicotine for use in e-cigarette products were seized. The size of the bottles ranged from 5ml to 50ml. Several 500ml bottles of pure liquid nicotine were also seized. The defendant admitted to obtaining liquid nicotine from a source in China and selling it in e-cigarette products via an online business.
Appointment of Mr Gavin Alexander Thompson as Solicitor-General11 April 2019
His Excellency the Governor has approved the appointment of Mr Gavin Alexander Thompson QC as the Solicitor-General on and from 11 April 2019 to and including 10 April 2024.
Federal budget funding announcements relevant to the Justice portfolio09 April 2019
The government released the 2019-20 Australian Government budget on Tuesday, 2 April 2019.
National Redress Scheme goes live in Queensland13 December 2018
In response to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the National Redress Scheme has been created.
Section 69(1)(b) of the Taxation Administration Act 2001 considered by Court of Appeal22 November 2018
The Court of Appeal upholds the decision of the Supreme Court regarding whether s 69 of the Taxation Administration Act 2001 is beyond the legislative competence of the Queensland Parliament in the matter of WB Rural Pty Limited as Trustee for the Whitsunday Trust v Commissioner of State Revenue  QCA 255.