General Law

Assaults Offences in Queensland

Assault Offences Assault is the use of force or threat against a person, and is a severe offence that may lead to a record of conviction against your name. Assault offences can be classified into the following categories and different penalties apply based on the nature of the assault. Common assault Common assaults mostly include…

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Crime and Corruption Commission

What is the Crime and Corruption Commission? A body called the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) was created under the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 QLD (the Act) to reduce the occurrence of serious crimes and to prevent corruption in the public sector. The Crime and Corruption Commission has the power to conduct investigations for…

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‘No Fault’ Divorce

‘No Fault’ Divorce Imagine if your marriage was simply breaking down and you had to actually prove fault or blame to file for divorce from your partner. The reasons for divorce ranged from habitual drunkenness to adultery to insanity, and in many cases, individuals would need to hire private investigators to catch out their partner…

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Annulment of Marriage

Annulment of Marriage There are two types of marriage dissolution: divorce and annulment. An annulment is when a judge decides that there was no legal marriage. This means the marriage is considered void by the judge, should never have taken place in the first instance, and the clock is simply turned back to the period…

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Disputing a Centrelink decision

Disagreeing with a Centrelink decision Everyone has the right to get a review of almost any decision that Centrelink makes, whether it is about raising a debt or reducing payment. There are quite a number of levels of the review process. Your appeal can be escalated through each of these if you continue to disagree…

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Elder Abuse in Queensland

Elder Abuse It is not uncommon to hear of heartbreaking stories of older people being bullied or manipulated against their wishes, mistreated, or feeling confused about their rights. Often, elders don’t know who to speak to and are afraid it may worsen the abuse. Elder abuse is never ok, and there are an alarming number…

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Medicinal Cannabis in Queensland

Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis – also known as marijuana – has been used for centuries for medicinal, spiritual and recreational purposes. It is also a well-used source of industrial fiber, seed oil and food in its other forms. Cannabis is currently neither legal, nor is it decriminalised in Queensland. However, cannabis is used recreationally in most countries…

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How can I reduce my legal costs?

Sometimes, high legal costs deter individuals and businesses from seeking the necessary legal support, but there are ways you can ensure your legal costs do not blow out unexpectedly. Get organised Find all of the necessary documentation you might need that is relevant to your legal case – this is all contracts, key communications, dates…

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Noisy Neighbours and Private Nuisance

When is a noisy neighbour a private nuisance? Have you ever sat down to enjoy the peace and quiet of your home, only to be disturbed by loud music, yelling or smoke from over the neighbouring fence? Private nuisance is the unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of their own land from a…

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How do I remove a trustee? – QLD

What is a trustee? A trustee is the person in charge of the trust. They manage the trust’s assets, do business on behalf of the trust and distribute any income that an asset earns to the beneficiaries during the life of the trust. While a trust is a very common business structure in Australia, it…