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Crime, Justice & the Law

The Criminal justice system includes government institutions, the courts, police and corrections, responsible for upholding the law, deterring and mitigating crime, or punishing those who violate laws with criminal penalties or other sanctions. Articles here also discuss the relationship between government and the criminal justice institutions. 

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Queensland drags heels on anal sex law changes

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (22.3.16) on apparent delays in the state government updating laws relating to the age of conse... More »

Abortion: the issue most Queensland politicians won't touch

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (21.3.16) on the apparent lack of political will to tackle abortion law reform in Queensland.More »

Crime and Corruption Commission pushes for law to punish disclosure of referrals

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (15.3.16) on recommendations from the head of the Crime and Corruption Commission regarding vex... More »

Police claims bikie violence eliminated at odds with their website

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian Australia (10.3.16) on Queensland Police claims that there have been no incidents of bikie violen... More »

Mobile women-only police stations to prevent domestic violence, expert says

Amy Mitchell-Whittington reports in the Brisbane Times (5.3.16) about a leading criminologist's proposal to establish mobile, women-only p... More »

Australia's recreational drug policies aren't working, so what are the options for reform?

Nicole Lee and Alison Ritter write in The Conversation (2.3.16) about the deliberations of a federal parliamentary drug summit, and the op... More »

Australian crime: facts & figures: 2014

Policy Online (26.2.16) carries a link to an Australian Institute of Criminology report that compiles crime statistics from various source... More »

Review of expunging historical gay sex convictions

Policy Online carries a link to the Queensland Law Reform Commission, which has released a consultation paper seeking submissions for... More »

Lockout laws and women

John Harrison suggests in the Brisbane Times (4.2.16) that 'watching Queensland's diminutive Attorney General Yvette D'Arth, lips pursed, ... More »

Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 - sanity prevails

The Premier has reached agreement with members of the Katter's Australian Party to enable the passage of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence ... More »

Smart Start: 'preloading' and a safe night out - research studies

‘Smart Start - A Preloading Project’ ran predominantly in the Brisbane CBD between August, 2014 to late February, 2015. 

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Queenslanders support Labor's early last drinks law

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (2.2.16):

'The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, known as FARE, said ... More »

Lockout laws in Queensland

The Queensland Government is planning to amend the liquor licensing laws in order to reduce the level of violence in areas such as Fortitude Valley... More »

ABC's 'hitting home' report portrays ideal response to domestic violence

In The Conversation (24.11.15) Silke Meyer reviews the ABC documentary about domestic violence in Australia: 'Hitting Home'.

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Liquor licensing and violence

Amy Remeikis writes in the Brisbane Times (9.11.15):

'The Palazczuk government has bought itself some time to win over the cross b... More »

The dangers of politicising the criminal justice system

The publication of the organised crime inquiry report has generated the sort of response that demonstrates how rational debate, and evidence-based ... More »

Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry

On 30 October 2015 Commissioner Michael Byrne QC handed down the 600-page report of his inquiry into organised crime in Queensland, and the impact ... More »

Queensland police drop case against first men charged under anti-bikie laws

The Guardian (15.10.15) reported that police have dropped the case against the first three men charged under the state’s c... More »

Implementing the 'Not Now, Not Ever' report on domestic violence in Queensland

Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Director Crime and Justice Research Centre at QUT, writes:

‘Queensland has had only four projects that ev... More »

Assessing the impact of the VLAD laws

'Bikie Laws - The Fallout', reported in the Sunshine Coast Daily, is a collaboration between Australian Regional Media and students of Bon... More »

KPMG evaluation of Queensland 'boot camps'

The Fitzgerald Report

The full text of the Fitzgerald Report

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Why Australia's war on bikies will inevitably end in failure

Terry Goldsworthy examines the statistical evidence on arrests and prosecutions in the 'war against bikies' launched by the Newman Government in 20... More »

Crime and Corruption Commission deadlock over

The Brisbane Times (22.7.15) reports on the resolution of the deadlock over the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commision Committee's a... More »

$31 million to fight domestic violence

Domestic violence initiatives announced in the 2015 Queensland budget include:

 
 

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