Courts

Government says no risk from asbestos at former Brisbane Law Courts site

Kim Stephens Queensland’s Department of Justice says the abandoned Brisbane law courts demolition site poses no threat to public health, after fears were raised it was riddled with asbestos.

Asbestos fears as old courts demolition grinds to a halt

The old courts site.

Kim Stephens An asbestos removalist says a prime CBD development site could be riddled with the cancer causing fibre.

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Bleijie bypasses courts on state's worst sex offenders

Generic prisoner.

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.

'Courts in crisis' over Newman's remarks

Campbell Newman

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

Newman courts hotel builders

Gavel court justice

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

Justice.

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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Michelle Phan YouTube copyright case: who really suffers?

YouTube sensation Michelle Phan.

Nicolas Suzor and Eleanor Angel, Queensland University of Technology The latest case of a popular YouTube blogger being sued for using music by other artists in her videos without permission raises the question of who really benefits from the re-use of music.

Nudgee Junior College staff member facing child sex charges

teacher pointing

Amy Remeikis A 48-year-old staffer at Nudgee Junior College has been charged with indecently dealing with four children under 16.

Tony Fitzgerald slams Newman's 'politically motivated' apology

Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald says Premier Campbell Newman's apology was insincere.

Amy Remeikis Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald has labelled the government’s attempt at reconciliation with the legal community and voters a “politically motivated expression of regret for its...

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Premier Campbell Newman peacekeeping mission continues

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman will meet with members of the judiciary on Thursday afternoon in a bid to quell tensions.

Amy Remeikis The government’s peacekeeping mission continues, with Premier Campbell Newman due to meet with key members of the judiciary on Thursday afternoon.

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Queensland flood victims pin hope on class action

More than 4000 people have joined a action over the 2011 floods.

Amy Remeikis Lawyers for Queensland flood victims have filed Australia's largest class action, three and a half years after thousands of homes and businesses were swamped.

Mediation service hoped to ease pain of divorce

Kim Stephens Bitter and costly court battles between warring former spouses could be minimised thanks to a new family mediation service being trialled at Queensland University of Technology health clinics.

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Premier Campbell Newman hits out at media hypocrisy over appeals

Premier Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis Premier Campbell Newman has hit out at media hypocrisy, saying his government will not stop appealing what it considers "inappropriate" court sentences out of step with community expectations.

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Juries should see criminal histories: LNP

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie.

Amy Remeikis The state and federal Attorneys-General will be asked to consider allowing juries to the see criminal histories of defendants after a motion was passed at the Liberal National Party state conference.

Campbell Newman unscathed in estimates hearings

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis You could mistake budget estimates for the LNP state convention.

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Tony Fitzgerald not swayed by Jeff Seeney meeting

Tony Fitzgerald has been critical of the LNP in Qld.

Amy Remeikis Corruption fighter warns that "damage to the courts and the independence of the judiciary will be irreversible".

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Gerard Baden-Clay Trial Live Coverage: Day 9, Week 3

Gerard-Baden Clay

Marissa Calligeros Former real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay is charged with the murder of his wife Allison Baden-Clay on April 19, 2012.

Brisbane school holiday guide

Winter school holidays need not be a gloomy affair in Brisbane. Photos: Jodi

Jodi Panayotov Keep boredom at bay with shows, a snow fest, fun activities and workshops great parks and bike rides.

Queensland chief justice Paul De Jersey farewelled

Retiring Chief Justice Paul de Jersey.

Queensland's second most senior judge has added to tensions between the judiciary and the government while paying tribute to outgoing Chief Justice Paul De Jersey.

Tim Carmody will be sworn in as Queensland Chief Justice soon

Amy Remeikis Tim Carmody will be sworn in as the state's Chief Justice next Tuesday.

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