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.
Kim Stephens An asbestos removalist says a prime CBD development site could be riddled with the cancer causing fibre.
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.
Staff Reporters A Queensland judge has adjourned a hearing over comments the premier made about courts granting bail to bikies.
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.
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.
Amy Remeikis A decade is long enough to revisit whether television cameras should be allowed in courts, Premier Campbell Newman said.
Kim Stephens Independent Brisbane councillor Nicole Johnston, who has been repeatedly ejected from council meetings, is challenging in the Supreme Court the legislation that governs councillor behaviour.
Tony Moore Karen Bagenal walks down the Redbank street where she grew up next to her cousin, Allison Baden-Clay.
Tony Moore and AAP The Queensland government will tone down its "law and order rhetoric" and "hope the public forgets the damage" done to Queensland's anti-corruption commission, Tony Fitzgerald has predicted.
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.
Queensland's new Chief Justice Tim Carmody has noted the absence of Supreme Court judges at his welcoming ceremony before making an emotional reference to his critics.
Amy Remeikis The government’s peacekeeping mission continues, with Premier Campbell Newman due to meet with key members of the judiciary on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Amy Remeikis You could mistake budget estimates for the LNP state convention.
Amy Remeikis A 48-year-old staffer at Nudgee Junior College has been charged with indecently dealing with four children under 16.