Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Review

Former District Court Judge Julie Dick SC was appointed to conduct a review of the State’s serious and organised crime laws (the Review).

The Review provided a report to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence on 31 January 2023.

The Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Review report: A review of certain provisions enacted by the Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) (PDF) was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 10 May 2023.

Terms of reference

The Review was conducted under section 736 of the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld) in relation to the ‘consorting provisions’, and section 98 of the Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982 (Qld) in relation to Public Safety Orders, Restricted Premises Orders, and Fortification Removal Orders.

Additionally, the Review was asked to consider the serious organised crime circumstance of aggravation contained in Part 9D of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld).

Read or download the Terms of reference.


Targeted consultation for the Review was undertaken and closed on 28 October 2022.


For further information about the review, email your questions to

If you are a member of the media, phone (07) 3738 9295 to speak to a media officer or email your enquiry to