* Ministerial Media Statement
The Palaszczuk Government has agreed to immediate actions and terms of reference for a review on the operation of parole following the alleged murder of an elderly Townsville woman by a man on parole late last month.
Minister for Corrective Services Bill Byrne says dangerous sexual offenders under supervision in the community will be monitored with new, improved technology through a multi-million dollar funding boost in the State Budget.
The re-commissioning of the earning and learning prison at Borallon is set for opening from April this year Minister for Corrective Services Bill Byrne said today.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has ordered an independent review be conducted into Queensland’s Youth Detention Centres.
The Palaszczuk Government is honouring its commitment to improve access to justice for child sex abuse victims with new legislation introduced into State Parliament, an issues paper on civil litigation reform and guidelines for the Government’s response to litigation involving child sexual abuse.
The Palaszczuk Government will ensure greater access to justice for victims of child sex abuse in institutions, by removing the legal limit which can hamper their ability to make claims for damages.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has today announced the appointment of two senior and experienced barristers as Queensland’s new Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions.
The Palaszczuk Government has appointed Mr. Nigel Miller as Queensland’s first Director of Child Protection Litigation.
The Palaszczuk Government has elevated its plan to address domestic and family with an almost $200 million investment package to boost domestic and family violence services over five years.
State Parliament has today passed the Palaszczuk Government’s legislation re-establishing the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has today announced the appointments of a judge of the District Court, two Magistrates, and a new Public Guardian.
The Palaszczuk Government has today passed landmark laws to make non-fatal strangulation a separate offence under the Criminal Code, in a further move to strengthen Queensland’s response to domestic and family violence.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today announced the appointment of David Kent QC as a judge of the District Court.
Vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders are set to benefit from an extra $2.704 million allocated to free legal services by the Palaszczuk Government.
A trial of Queensland’s first dedicated specialist domestic and family violence court at Southport has been extended, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath announced today.