Criminal Justice Procedure Reform

Activity occurred prior to the current government.

Since the 2009 release of a report by the Honourable Martin Moynihan AO QC, the Queensland Government has embarked on a process to deliver the biggest change to Queensland’s criminal justice procedure in 100 years.

In November 2010, the Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010 commenced and delivered the first stage of the reforms envisaged by the Review of the civil and criminal justice system in Queensland (the Moynihan Report).

The second stage focuses on the Moynihan Report recommendation for a comprehensive overhaul of all criminal justice procedure legislation and rules to consolidate, modernise and streamline criminal justice procedure. It involves the development of a new Criminal Justice Procedure Act (the Act) for Queensland, court rules, regulations and forms.

Feedback is now invited on an Information Paper which explains the goals for the second stage of reforms, how the Criminal Justice Procedure Bill (CJP Bill) will achieve these goals and highlights proposals for change in criminal justice procedure.

The Information Paper can be viewed here.

The CJP Bill will also be released for public feedback at a future date yet to be determined.

Feedback may be directed through the online form, emailing or in writing to: Assistant Director-General, Strategic Policy Legislation and Executive Services, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, GPO Box 149 Brisbane Qld 4001.

Feedback closes at 5pm on 31 March 2012.

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