Review of the civil and criminal justice system in Queensland

Activity occurred prior to the current government.

On 8 August 2008 the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Kerry Shine called for a review of the civil and criminal justice system in Queensland, with the aim of identifying practical improvements to resolve cases more quickly and fairly.

The Attorney-General asked the Honourable Martin Moynihan AO QC, former Senior Judge Administrator of the Supreme Court of Queensland, to conduct the review and report on key areas including:

  • the range of indictable offences heard by magistrates
  • possible reforms to committal proceedings
  • sentencing discounts for early guilty pleas
  • case conferencing, and
  • monetary limits for civil matters heard in the District and Magistrates Courts.