News

The media statements on this page have been released by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG). Ministerial media statements are also listed and indicated by an asterisk.

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Note the links below include media releases relating to Youth Justice and Queensland Corrective Services from when they were part of DJAG, as well as releases issued by the former Department of Employment and Industrial Relations.

* Ministerial Media Statement

01 Oct 2019

Three new Magistrates for Queensland *

27 Sep 2019

Appointment of new Deputy Chief Magistrate *

27 Sep 2019

Appointment of new Legal Services Commissioner *

25 Sep 2019

Major air conditioning upgrade for Hervey Bay Courthouse delivers jobs *

24 Sep 2019

Register of blue card status of home-based carers launched *

23 Sep 2019

Polling station bunting – lose it or keep it? *

18 Sep 2019

Overhaul of reviews into child deaths *

13 Sep 2019

Yapper Valley Pet Resort competition unlawful in Queensland

23 Aug 2019

QCAT Tribunal recruitment - Call for expressions of interest

22 Aug 2019

Consultation on proposed reforms to child sexual offence laws *

21 Aug 2019

Learn how to effectively resolve disputes

07 Aug 2019

Free state-wide seminars explain body corporate laws

22 Jul 2019

Companies charged $90,000 for selling liquor illegally

10 Jul 2019

Townsville Magistrates Court registry completed *

08 Jul 2019

Bundaberg Courthouse upgrade on track *

04 Jul 2019

New Chief Magistrate and Magistrate appointed *

13 Jun 2019

New district court judge and new magistrates for Queensland *

11 Jun 2019

Budget rules in favour of justice for all Queenslanders *

07 Jun 2019

Refurbishment of Bundaberg Courthouse commences *

05 Jun 2019

Queenslanders warned about hoax ‘courts’ email

24 May 2019

Volunteers a ‘priceless resource’ to local communities

16 May 2019

More protection for children under tougher Blue Card laws *

12 May 2019

ICYMI: sharing intimate images without consent could land you in jail *

01 May 2019

Palaszczuk Government votes one for electoral reform *

08 Apr 2019

Sandy Thompson QC appointed Solicitor-General for Queensland *

28 Mar 2019

No bail, no parole for terrorists *

26 Mar 2019

Better protection for some of Queensland’s most vulnerable *

27 Feb 2019

Historic day for Queenslanders as Human Rights Bill passes *

27 Feb 2019

Have your say before the last day *

19 Feb 2019

Attorney-General lodges appeal *

14 Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day weddings high above the city *

13 Feb 2019

‘Revenge porn’ now a criminal offence *

11 Feb 2019

Convicted killers to face tougher sentences in Queensland *

11 Feb 2019

Safer Buildings: Understanding the combustible cladding legislation

08 Feb 2019

New service to help resolve disputes 24-7 *

08 Feb 2019

NQ CQ courthouse update

01 Feb 2019

Townsville courts closed 1 February

29 Jan 2019

New model for court recording and transcription in Queensland *

20 Jan 2019

Queensland’s most popular baby names for 2018 revealed *

19 Jan 2019

Love is in the air across Queensland *

17 Jan 2019

Applications open for mediation training scholarship *

14 Dec 2018

Two new District Court judges and new President of Childrens Court *

11 Dec 2018

Brisbane Court Link program celebrates first year

07 Dec 2018

Courts’ SMS trial expanded statewide *

04 Dec 2018

Construction tender awarded for Beenleigh Courthouse upgrade *

29 Nov 2018

Two new judges appointed to the Supreme Court *

28 Nov 2018

Innovative court program begins in Southport *

13 Nov 2018

Palaszczuk Government strengthens blue card system *

03 Nov 2018

Statement from Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath *

02 Nov 2018

Bar Association of Queensland elects first female president *

11 Oct 2018

Torres Strait visit to boost Indigenous birth registrations

21 Sep 2018

Extra judges for Queensland *

21 Sep 2018

Right to Information Day 2018 - Trust and Transparency

11 Sep 2018

“I do” want a beautiful wedding ceremony *

06 Sep 2018

New Commissioners for ECQ and ADCQ *

30 Aug 2018

Attorney-General names new magistrates for regional Queensland *

22 Aug 2018

Bill introduced to ensure right to safe terminations *

20 Aug 2018

Laws to criminalise revenge porn *

26 Jul 2018

Civil and workplace surveillance laws to be examined *

25 Jul 2018

Juror email scam alert

18 Jul 2018

New service helps victims of sexual assault *

05 Jul 2018

Attorney-General announces new appointments *

25 Jun 2018

Innovative court program begins in Cairns *

21 Jun 2018

New District Court Judge for Maroochydore *

14 Jun 2018

Historic day for Queensland’s LGBTIQ community *

13 Jun 2018

Budget boosts justice resources *

12 Jun 2018

State budget to deliver on Blue Card reform *

06 Jun 2018

More clues for Family History Researchers *

06 Jun 2018

Attorney-General welcomes extended detention for child rapist *

02 Jun 2018

$1.25 million for Silver Anniversary Grants Round *

01 Jun 2018

New Faces for Sentencing Advisory Council *

31 May 2018

Two new magistrates for regional Queensland *

30 May 2018

Law Yarn to help improve Indigenous health *

27 May 2018

Queensland to publish domestic and family violence statistics *

21 May 2018

Spaces available for free Gold Coast body corporate seminar

16 May 2018

Spaces available for free Fraser Coast body corporate seminar

11 May 2018

Spaces available for free Bundaberg body corporate seminar

06 May 2018

Government moves to outlaw dangerous new drugs *

24 Apr 2018

Spaces available for free Springfield body corporate seminar

05 Apr 2018

“I Do” want to have a say on LGBTI Births, Deaths and Marriages *

04 Apr 2018

Spaces available for free Toowoomba body corporate seminar

22 Mar 2018

Queensland’s First Indigenous Judge Appointed *

08 Mar 2018

Three new judges appointed *

07 Mar 2018

Queensland First with Marriage Equality *

22 Feb 2018

New judge for Rockhampton *

14 Feb 2018

Valentine’s Day: Almost 100 same-sex couples married in Queensland *

06 Feb 2018

Kingaroy courthouse refurbishment complete *

19 Jan 2018

Saying yes to a valid Will *

03 Jan 2018

“I do” want a new marriage certificate *

02 Jan 2018

Charlotte and Oliver take the crown for Queensland’s most popular baby names in 2017 *

27 Oct 2017

Law change to help victims of sexual assault *

19 Oct 2017

Renovated Court officially opened *

06 Oct 2017

New QCAT President appointed *

01 Sep 2017

JPs given new tools to better serve Queenslanders *

21 Jun 2017

Domestic and Family Violence Court extended to Beenleigh *

31 May 2017

New Domestic and Family Violence laws now in effect *

18 May 2017

Queenslanders can be the judge and sentence an offender *

17 May 2017

Queenslanders urged to be vigilant about privacy *

07 May 2017

798 people charged in first 12 months of new domestic violence offence *

05 May 2017

Attorney-General pays tribute to retiring Senior Judge Administrator Justice John Byrne *

04 May 2017

Margaret McMurdo appointed Legal Aid Chair *

04 May 2017

New Magistrates to serve Queensland *

26 Apr 2017

Palaszczuk Government commits $6.2 million to Youth Justice *

21 Apr 2017

Attorney-General announces three new Magistrate appointments *

21 Apr 2017

District Court appointment for Townsville *

13 Apr 2017

Palaszczuk Government praises work of Mackay Community Legal Centre *

07 Apr 2017

Farewell to Justice Moynihan *

31 Mar 2017

New President of the Court of Appeal named *

24 Mar 2017

Attorney-General Pays Tribute to Retiring Justice *

23 Mar 2017

Palaszczuk Government moves to strengthen CCC powers *

23 Mar 2017

Laws improve rights, treatment for domestic violence victims *

21 Mar 2017

Palaszczuk Government ends “gay panic” defence *

18 Mar 2017

Statement from the Attorney-General - Extended trading hours *

10 Mar 2017

New intensive case management to target repeat young offenders *

10 Mar 2017

New intensive case management to target repeat young offenders *

01 Mar 2017

New online form to help Domestic and Family Violence victims *

20 Feb 2017

Update 4 – QE II Courts of Law, Brisbane to remain closed

19 Feb 2017

Update 3 – Court listing changes, QE II Courts of Law, Brisbane

19 Feb 2017

Update - Closure, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane

18 Feb 2017

Overnight fire - Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane

18 Feb 2017

Update – Fire, Queensland Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane

16 Feb 2017

“No body, no parole” to become law in Queensland: Palaszczuk *

16 Feb 2017

Major overhaul for parole system to keep Queenslanders safe *

13 Feb 2017

Body corporate reforms up for discussion *

31 Jan 2017

Queensland is a leader in tackling Domestic and Family Violence *

30 Jan 2017

Statement from the Attorney-General on Chief Justice of the High Court *

27 Jan 2017

Applications open for mediation training scholarship *

14 Jan 2017

Charlotte and Oliver the most popular baby names in Queensland for 2016 *

15 Dec 2016

Supreme Court appointment announced *

02 Dec 2016

Queensland Court appointments announced *

11 Nov 2016

District Court appointments announced for Brisbane and Southport *

31 Oct 2016

Court of Appeal President to stand down *

05 Aug 2016

Queensland to allow class action law suits *

16 May 2016

Southport domestic and family violence court trial making inroads

19 Apr 2016

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

03 Mar 2016

Palaszczuk Government announces District Court appointment *

07 Jan 2016

Southport domestic and family violence court trial extended *