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'Courts in crisis' over Newman's remarks

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Staff Reporters A Queensland judge has adjourned a hearing over comments the premier made about courts granting bail to bikies.

Bleijie bypasses courts on state's worst sex offenders

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Amy Remeikis Fresh from passing the nation’s “toughest bikie laws” Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will now alter legislation to bypass the courts to keep the state’s “worst sex offenders in jail” for life.

Newman courts hotel builders

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Daniel Hurst Brisbane's existing Supreme Court site could be used for a four- or five-star hotel development under a Liberal National Party plan to sell off state government-owned CBD land for tourism uses.

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Family courts buckle under load

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Tony Moore Brisbane's 10 federal magistrates are drowning in family disputes, with the number of cases growing by 9.3 per cent, and the number yet to be finalised swelling by 21 per cent, Australia-wide.

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Former CMC commisioners pan watchdog changes

Amy Remeikis Five former commissioners of the Crime and Misconduct Commission fear the government may have missed the point when it comes to the CMC’s independence.

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Wickham Securities documents sought by lawyers

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Kristian Silva Lawyers acting for retirees who lost their life savings when a Brisbane-based investment fund collapsed will head to the courts as they try to recoup millions of dollars.

Brisbane health best in the state

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Kim Stephens Brisbane residents are the healthiest in Queensland, new figures reveal.

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Queensland 'not immune to construction corruption'

Amy Remeikis Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has called on the federal government to investigate “mounting allegations of corruption and collusion with criminal gangs”.

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Ditch youth justice reforms: Amnesty International

Amy Remeikis Amnesty International says youth justice reforms stand in “direct conflict” to major human rights standards.

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Former TV and radio host Rod Henshaw deported from Nauru

Former Nauru government spokesman Rod Henshaw at Brisbane Airport following his deportation from the Pacific island nation.

Cameron Atfield Former Brisbane media personality Rod Henshaw has fired a parting shot at the government of Nauru after he was deported from the island nation on Wednesday.

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Lawyers to bite LNP over WorkCover changes

Amy Remeikis Queensland lawyers are planning on hurting the government where it counts - in the voting booths.

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Jarrod Bleijie takes on unions, bikies and lawyers in one week

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Amy Remeikis It has been an extraordinary week for the man they have labeled the Boy Wonder.

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DPP appeals bail for alleged Rebels bikie

Marissa Calligeros The Director of Public Prosecutions will ask the Supreme Court to review the bail granted to an accused Rebels bikie who walked from court on Tuesday.

Campbell Newman tells lawyers to leave 'ivory towers'

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Amy Remeikis Premier says government introduced tough new laws because the “system was failing”.

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DA lodged for George Street tower

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Tony Moore An 82 storey, 274-metre tall apartment tower looks set to be built on the North Quay side of the old Supreme and District Court site on George Street.

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Campbell Newman acting like 'dictator': Clive Palmer

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The Queensland premier is behaving like a little dictator intent on undermining democracy, wannabe federal MP Clive Palmer says.

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Patel charges dropped

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All charges against former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel will be dropped except for four fraud charges, a crown prosecutor has announced.

Baby Ferouz and family promised a 'fair process' before decision made about their fate

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Amy Remeikis The federal government has agreed to ensure that baby Ferouz and his family receive “a fair process” before any decision is made to return them to Nauru.

Review could boost tracking of predators

A review of Queensland laws will likely see more sex offenders tracked by GPS, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says.