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Media Release Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships – The Honourable Curtis Pitt Wednesday, November 11, 2015 The Queensland Government is considering options to implement the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) to provide reasonable and necessary care and support for people catastrophically injured in road traffic...
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I invite you to provide feedback on formatting and responsiveness of the barristerdirect website on smartphones and tablets. Significant technical work has been undertaken to improve the responsiveness of the website for handheld devices. Work is also under way to update features on the Injury Damages Calculator App to provide revised superannuation rates and staggered...
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Commissioner Heydon ruled yesterday on the application to disqualify himself on ground of apprehended bias following his agreement to deliver Sixth Annual Sir Garfield Barwick Address, organised by Lawyer’s Branch and Legal Policy Branch of NSW Division of Liberal Party of Australia. Commissioner Heydon concluded it was not the case that fair-minded lay observer might...
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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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The Queensland government launched on 3 November 2014 a “one-stop shop” for workers’ compensation and safety matters (www.worksafe.qld.gov.au). Merging the web sites and phone numbers of: WorkCover Queensland; Workplace Health and Safety Queensland; the Workers’ Compensation Regulator; and the Electrical Safety Office. The new phone number is:  1300 362 128. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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The Discussion Paper can be viewed at – https://www.health.qld.gov.au/mentalhealth/news/MHA2000-review.asp. Submissions can be emailed directly to MHA.Review@health.qld.gov.au or mailed to: Mental Health Act Review Department of Health PO Box 2368 Fortitude Valley BC Qld 4006. Please ensure your submission is provided by Friday, 25 July 2014. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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 Speech for the dinner following the opening of the law term service at the Great Synagogue Sydney: Chief Justice Allsop AO  … If a rule is drawn from common notions of civility, reason, fairness and justice, it is more likely to be accepted as just, and so deserving of loyalty. … Equal justice has been...
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