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MIL-OSI Australia: Exercise your rights when joining a gym

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Exercise your rights when joining a gym

Source: Government of Queensland If your new year’s resolution involves joining a gym, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has some advice to help you flex your consumer muscles. Acting Attorney-General and Justice Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said it was important to understand your rights and responsibilities when signing up for a gym membership. “While it […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Your rights when it comes to returning unwanted Christmas gifts

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Your rights when it comes to returning unwanted Christmas gifts

Source: Government of Queensland Want to know if ugly sweaters and defective sweaters are created equal when it comes to refunds and exchanges? If you’re going to try to return or exchange a sweater in the store it came from, it helps to know your consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Acting Attorney-General […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Statement from acting Attorney-General Stirling Hinchliffe

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Statement from acting Attorney-General Stirling Hinchliffe

Source: Government of Queensland I welcome the Court of Appeal’s decision to increase the sentence for Cole Miller’s killer. Armstrong Renata’s sentence has been increased from seven years to nine years and six months, and he must serve 80 per cent of his sentence before being released. The Attorney-General appealed Renata’s original sentence for unlawful […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Give the gift of gift cards your loved ones can use this Christmas

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Fisheries, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Give the gift of gift cards your loved ones can use this Christmas

Source: Government of Queensland With an estimated $148 million in gift cards going unused in Australia each year, it pays to check any gift cards you give are just as easy for your loved ones to spend as they are for you to buy. Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Stirling Hinchliffe said one of […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Two new District Court judges and new President of Childrens Court

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Health, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Technology, Tertiary, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Two new District Court judges and new President of Childrens Court

Source: Government of Queensland Two new judges have today been appointed to the District Court, along with a new President of the Childrens Court. Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Dr Anthony Lynham said John Allen QC and Vicki Loury QC would begin their roles as District Court judges on December 17 in Brisbane. “Mr […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Courts’ SMS trial expanded statewide

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Courts’ SMS trial expanded statewide

Source: Government of Queensland Adult defendants on bail around Queensland will now receive an SMS reminder 24 hours before their next court appearance as part of a regional pilot project that has been expanded statewide. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said the text appointment reminder, similar to those issued by many businesses, was designed to save court […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Take your consumer rights on holiday with you this Christmas

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Take your consumer rights on holiday with you this Christmas

Source: Government of Queensland Queenslanders who have booked a Christmas getaway are being reminded of their consumer rights in case their accommodation gives them a nasty surprise. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said holiday-makers had protections under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) if they arrived at their accommodation and it was not as advertised. “If you […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Changes to ID scanning guidelines

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Changes to ID scanning guidelines

Source: Government of Queensland People scanning IDs in Safe Night Precincts will no longer need to be licensed crowd controllers in certain circumstances under changes to the Security Licence Exemption for ID Scanning Guideline. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the Palaszczuk Government had heard the concerns of the industry. “We’ve listened to […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Construction tender awarded for Beenleigh Courthouse upgrade

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economy, English, Government of Queensland, Investment, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Construction tender awarded for Beenleigh Courthouse upgrade

Source: Government of Queensland Hutchinson Builders have been awarded the construction tender for the Beenleigh Courthouse Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Upgrade Project. Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon said site works on the $11 million project were expected to begin this month. “This fantastic upgrade is great news for those affected by domestic and family […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Attorney-General says ‘ho, ho, NO’ to unsafe Christmas toys

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Australia, Australian State Governments, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Queensland, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Attorney-General says ‘ho, ho, NO’ to unsafe Christmas toys

Source: Government of Queensland The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed the results of its proactive Christmas toy safety campaign Operation Safe Christmas 2018. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the OFT was pleased with the level of compliance and understanding of product safety laws shown by the vast majority of stores.  […]

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