Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll faces legal challenge to staff COVID vaccination mandate

The Queensland Police Commissioner’s direction for all staff to be vaccinated or face suspension and possible dismissal will be tested in the Supreme Court. Key points: Seven QPS staff, including five serving police officers, are challenging the vaccine mandate They allege the Commissioner’s direction is a breach of anti-discrimination laws They are also seeking a Read More …

THE FORMATION OF A NEW NORTH QUEENSLAND STATE?

Research on the creation of a new State in Australia evidences conflicting views about the constitutional requirements for how an area presently forming part of an existing State could become a new State in the federation. The issue of the creation of new States is specifically dealt with in Chapter VI of the Constitution under four separate sections: Read More …

Important Information Regarding COVID-19 Check In ~ Queensland App

From: Mirani Electorate Office <Mirani@parliament.qld.gov.au> Date: 22 July 2021 at 10:01:04 am AESTSubject: RE: QR app enquirey   Can you provide answers to the following questions:   The Queensland government  website in regards to using the check in process states: “This is a voluntary app”   “your consent. By using or accessing Check In Qld, Read More …

New Qld Bill Extends Emergency Powers to 30 April 2022

Queensland’s Minister of Health, Yvett D’Ath, quietly tabled the latest Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bil 2021 on 16 June 2021, in the middle of Queensland’s Budget Sitting. The Bill extends Queensland’s Emergency Response Act measures a further seven months, from 30 September 2021 to 30 April 2022, with Read More …

KEEPING THE QUEEN IN QUEENSLAND – HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE ENTRENCHMENT OF THE QUEEN AND GOVERNOR IN THE QUEENSLAND CONSTITUTION?

How many Queens does Australia have? Not drama queens or the queens that frequent Kings Cross, but constitutional Queens? Is there just one ‘Queen of Australia’ or is there also a Queen of New South Wales and a Queen of Queensland? In 1974, Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s government sought to declare the Queen ‘Queen of Queensland’. In Read More …

TRAFFIC ACT 1949 – 1971

This Act including every regulation hereunder shall be read and construed so as not to exceed the legislative power of the State to the intent that where any enactment hereof or provision of any regulation hereunder would but for this section have been construed as being in excess of that power it shall nevertheless be Read More …