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Amendments to Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012

  On 1 August 2023, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection (Combating Coercive Control) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2023 came into effect resulting in the following major changes to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”):    Cross-applications  If there are cross applications in the same court, the court must hear …

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How to apply for temporary and final protection orders

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) (“the Act”) is the legislation that governs domestic violence proceedings in Queensland. When filing an application for a protection order, you must indicate whether you seek a temporary protection order in addition to a final protection order. The test that the court must be satisfied to …

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QTranscripts

From 10 October 2022, to obtain a transcript for a court hearing from any Queensland court or Tribunal, you must submit an application through QTranscripts. QTranscripts has replaced the previous transcript provider, Auscript. QTranscripts is a government web-based platform accessed through your/your businesses myGovID or QGov account. QTranscripts was rolled-out in Queensland in three stages …

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Subpoena for the production of documents to the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

If you are considering issuing a subpoena for the production of documents directed to the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, you may find the following information helpful to include in the schedule to the subpoena: 1.    Any notifications or information provided to the Department of Child Safety, Youth, Justice and Multicultural …

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Subpoena for the production of documents to the Queensland Police Service

If you are considering issuing a subpoena for the production of documents directed to the Queensland Police Service, you may find the following information helpful to include in the schedule to the subpoena: 1.     Any audio tapes and/or videotapes; 2.    Police referrals to any hospitals (including suspected child abuse or neglect teams – …

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The Critical Incident List: what is it and what matters are eligible?

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has recently announced the establishment of a Critical Incident List, which is intended to urgently deal with applications where no parent is available to care for a child due to circumstances involving family violence, and court orders are necessary to facilitate an appropriate third party caring and …

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