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Reproduced with the permission of Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI): QAI formed part of the Australian NGO Delegation reporting to the 53rd session of the United Nation’s Committee Against Torture in Geneva this week, calling upon the Australian Government to take immediate steps to halt ongoing human rights abuses in Australia.  At issue was the treatment of...
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It’s been 5 years and in that time there has been: 100,000 ‘clicks’; 883 new subscribers to the newsletter; 1,165 blog items posted; & Free App (Damages Calculator) launched. Thank you! You may have noticed there have been a few changes to the webpage. Your feedback is appreciated. Due to increased interest in Mediations and...
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I refer you to the Media Release by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: On 30 June 2014, ministers responsible for work health and safety from all Australian governments agreed to release an Issues Paper and Consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) examining improvements to the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws. In...
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  I refer you to the judicial profile of The Honourable Chief Justice Carmody.   David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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The draft report by the Productivity Commission was released on 8 April 2014 and submissions are due by 21 May 2014. The most controversial recommendation is for ‘damages billing’ or contingency fees to be permitted in most civil matters, provided there is comprehensive disclosure.   Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Acting CMC Chairperson appointed Thursday, May 16, 2013 Attorney General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has announced Dr Ken Levy as Acting Chairperson of the Crime and Misconduct Commission. Mr Bleijie said the six month appointment was confirmed by the Governor In Council today. “Dr Levy will lead the CMC through what will be...
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Click on the logo to donate Thank you in advance for your help. Last year I had a bowel cancer scare and a good mate required surgery and chemo for bowel cancer.  Presently another mate is working his way through testicular cancer and in the past 18 months 2 former work colleagues have suffered breast...
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Further to the Attorney General’s announcement on 07/06/2012 regarding a review of the Qld Workers’ Compensation Scheme by the Parliamentary Finance and Administration Committee: Referral On 7 June 2012 the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Finance and Administration Committee inquire into and report on the operation of Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme. In...
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Final report in relation to the floods of 2011 and the management of Wivenhoe Dam.
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