The latest issue of The Queensland Lawyer (Volume 31 Part 1) contains the following material:
Queensland Court of Appeal opines on the meaning of “material prejudice” – Dr Bill Dixon
Magistrates Courts administrative arrangements under the Moynihan reforms – Andrew West
Queensland Law Reform Commission’s final report on guardianship reform – Lindy Willmott and Ben White
NK Collins Industries Pty Ltd v President of the Industrial Court of Queensland  QSC 373 – Dr Kristy Richardson
Loss of chance in medical negligence claims now a lost cause? – Amanda Stickley
Let’s swim to the moon: A search for consistency in PIPA disclosure – Ashley Jones
A respondent’s obligation to provide information about the “circumstances of or reasons for” an incident under s 27(1)(b) of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) has been subjected to repeated judicial determination. Analysis of those cases reveals the content of that obligation remains uncertain, with the Supreme Court and District Court arguably applying different approaches. With the most recent cases a more uniform doctrine might be emerging.
Crime and misconduct commission: Review of police move-on powers – Dan Rogers
In 1997, police move-on powers were first introduced to Queensland in prescribed places only. In 2006, Queensland Police were empowered to require people to move-on State-wide. This expansion of the power led to a Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) review. In December 2010, that review was completed and a report was tabled in Parliament. The report identifies recommendations for both legislative and operational reform. Of particular concern to many community groups is the negative impact that the power has on disadvantaged groups and their lawful use of public space. This article looks specifically at the discriminatory application of the law against indigenous Australians.
For the full table of contents, click here: Qld Lawyer Vol 31 Pt 1 Contents