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Date issued: 2009-12-02

Media enquiries

The Communication Services Branch handles media enquiries relating to:

  • the justice system, including courts and public prosecutions
  • community justice services, including
    • Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    • Justices of the Peace
    • Victim Assist Queensland
    • Dispute Resolution Branch
  • Queensland Corrective Services
  • Youth justice
  • Blue Card Services.

Journalists can call court registries directly to check basic information about a court matter.

Call +61 7 3008 8765 to speak to a media officer, or email your enquiry to media.relations@justice.qld.gov.au.

Media statements

The following media statements have been released by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the former Department of Employment and Industrial Relations. Ministerial media statements are also listed. They are indicated by an asterisk.

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[+] 2016-10-15

Panel to conduct Electoral Commission review announced *

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the members of the panel that will review the performance of the Electoral Commission of Queensland  in conducting the 2016 local government elections, the referendum on fixed four-year terms and the by-election for the seat of Toowoomba South.

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[+] 2016-10-11

Palaszczuk Government acts to keep Queensland’s women and children safe *

The Palaszczuk Government has today strengthened its domestic violence laws to allow police to act more quickly to protect women and children fleeing violence and by allowing courts to extend Domestic Violence Orders for up to five years.

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[+] 2016-09-21

Limited edition Deadly Choices birth certificate designs launched *

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has today launched two new limited edition birth certificate designs, allowing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents to celebrate their baby’s arrival with a commemorative certificate reflecting the hugely popular Deadly Choices brand.

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[+] 2016-09-07

17-year-olds to be moved to youth justice *

The Palaszczuk Government will introduce legislation to Parliament next week to end the practice of treating 17-year-olds as adults in Queensland’s justice system.

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[+] 2016-08-19

Attorney-General orders independent review of Queensland Youth Detention Centres *

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has ordered an independent review be conducted into Queensland’s Youth Detention Centres.

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[+] 2016-08-16

Improving access to justice for child sex abuse victims *

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.

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[+] 2016-08-15

Palaszczuk Government drives domestic and family violence reforms *

Police will be able to act more quickly to protect women and children fleeing violence, while magistrates may issue Domestic Violence Orders for longer periods and must consider exercising their power to modify any existing family court orders to better protect children, as the Palaszczuk Government moves to toughen domestic violence laws.

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[+] 2016-08-05

Queensland to allow class action law suits *

The Palaszczuk Government will introduce legislation to allow class actions to be brought in the state’s court system.

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[+] 2016-08-02

Time limits on legal claims by child sex abuse victims to be removed *

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.

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[+] 2016-07-21

Independent review for Electoral Commission of Queensland *

The Palaszczuk Government will seek an independent review of recent elections conducted by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

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[+] 2016-07-21

Palaszczuk Government moves to curb offensive advertising slogans *

The Palaszczuk Government has moved to get offensive slogans on vehicles removed from Queensland roads.

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[+] 2016-07-21

New Land Court President appointed *

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed Judge Fleur Kingham as the new President of the Land Court of Queensland.

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[+] 2016-07-20

Expert board to review domestic violence deaths *

The Palaszczuk Government has taken another important step in its actions to tackle domestic and family violence, with the appointment of the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board, chaired by State Coroner Terry Ryan.

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[+] 2016-07-14

New Deputy DPPs for Queensland *

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.

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[+] 2016-06-22

Director of Child Protection Litigation appointed *

The Palaszczuk Government has appointed Mr. Nigel Miller as Queensland’s first Director of Child Protection Litigation.

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[+] 2016-06-14

Palaszczuk Government plan to address domestic and family violence *

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.

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[+] 2016-05-25

Sentencing Council reinstated in Queensland *

State Parliament has today passed the Palaszczuk Government’s legislation re-establishing the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.

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[+] 2016-05-12

Attorney-General announces new appointments *

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has today announced the appointments of a judge of the District Court, two Magistrates, and a new Public Guardian.

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[+] 2016-04-19

Strangulation to be a stand-alone offence under Queensland’s Criminal Code *

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.

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[+] 2016-03-03

Palaszczuk Government announces District Court appointment *

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today announced the appointment of David Kent QC as a judge of the District Court.

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[+] 2016-01-12

Additional services for vulnerable Queenslanders *

Vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders are set to benefit from an extra $2.704 million allocated to free legal services by the Palaszczuk Government.

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[+] 2016-01-07

Southport domestic and family violence court trial extended *

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.

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Queensland Corrective Services

[+] 2016-09-27

$1 million backing for new female prisoner re-integration program *

Minister for Corrective Services Bill Byrne has today announced an additional $1 million annually for a new program designed to give female prisoners a better chance of successfully re-integrating back into the community and reducing the incidence of re-offending and going back to jail.

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[+] 2016-08-09

Cabinet endorses immediate action and wide-ranging review of parole *

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.

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[+] 2016-06-14

Palaszczuk Government enhances tracking of sex offenders *

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.

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[+] 2016-03-15

Re-commissioning of Borallon set for April 2016 *

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.

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Last reviewed
5 January 2016
Last updated
4 October 2016

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