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As part of the work completed by the UQ Pro Bono Centre there are a range of publications produced from both students and academics on important legal issues. 

Student Publications - 2015 and 2016

Research Report – Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence - April 2016

Researched and written by UQ law students Colin Craig and Milly Khan, this report considers issues of consent, capacity and confidentiality for DV counsellors who work with young people. This report was prepared for and on behalf of the Domestic Violence Action Centre, based in Ipswich, Queensland.

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Law Reform Submission – Review of expunging criminal convictions for historical gay sex offences - March 2016

This is a submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission's review of expunging criminal convictions for historical gay sex offences. The submission was researched and written by UQ law students Erin MorrisSarah Clouston and Chloe Widmaier under the academic supervision of Professor Heather Douglas. Numerous academics from the UQ Law School endorse the submission and its recommendations.

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In Business Program International Labour Organisation - January 2016

This paper was produced for and on behalf of the ILO following a research request from Mr Wade Bromley, Enterprise Development and Livelihoods Technical Officer (based in Bangkok, Thailand). It is intended to assist the ILO in its implementation of the In Business program by providing an explanation of general principles of franchise law, the possible legal and regulatory frameworks, including in-country laws, potential barriers and challenges and finally, recommendations to the ILO including an alternate means for operationalizing the program to facilitate various stakeholders who might otherwise be resistant to such a product.

The paper was researched and written by senior law students Magan GohRyan Halverson and Victoria Taylor-Philip under the academic supervision of Associate Professor David Morrison.

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Coordinating community legal information and publications – A discussion paper for Queensland legal assistance services - December 2015

A discussion paper produced by QAILS regarding the coordination of CLE (community legal education) materials in Queensland. This is a QAILS report, with research assistance provided by UQ law students Julian Ladd and Rebecca Rutland.

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Queensland’s Frontier Killing Times – Facing up to Genocide - November 2015

An academic paper researched and co-authored by law students Hannah Baldry andAilsa McKeon, and Caxton Legal Centre Director Scott McDougall.  The paper was published by the QUT Law Review: (2015) Vol 15, Issue 1.  An earlier version of the paper was presented at the World Indigenous Legal Conference in Brisbane, QUT, June 2014.

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Customary Land and Development Handbook: Mining, Logging and Environmental Approval Process Explained - August 2015

A community legal education handbook on mining processes for landowners in the Solomon Islands, produced for and on behalf of the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit (LALSU), Public Solicitors Office, Solomon Islands. The handbook was researched, written and designed by law student William Lee under the academic supervision of Professor Jennifer Corrin.

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Research paper: Tongan Jury Reform – comparative analysis and recommendations - July 2015

A research paper produced for and on behalf of the Supreme Court of Tonga about the operation of civil and criminal jury trials. The paper was researched and written by law students Balawyn JonesLachlan Campbell and Ravi Gosel under the supervision of Professor Jennifer Corrin.

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Research brief:  Reform of Queensland’s Abortion Laws - May 2015

A research brief produced for and on behalf of Children By Choice about the need for abortion law reform in Queensland. The paper was researched and written by law students Brigette Landers and Chloe Bennett in consultation with Children By Choice and under the supervision of Professors Heather Douglas and Caroline de Costa.

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Evaluation of a Collaborative Partnership - April 2015

An evaluation report produced for and on behalf of Pine Rivers Community Legal Service about the Legal Assistance Services Partnership with two Family Relationship Centres (Strathpine and Chermside) and Legal Aid Queensland.  The paper was researched and written by law students Lucy Agnew and Bronte Shaddock, under the supervision of Dr Paul O’Shea and Ms Monica Taylor.

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Law Reform: Gone Missing - February 2015

A research brief published in the Alternative Law Journal 40(1) 2015, written by law students Anna-Gunning-Stevenson, Sara Ser and Valentine Dubois. The paper considers ways of improving the law’s response to missing persons in Queensland.

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Student Publications - 2014 and prior

Cost effectiveness analysis of a ‘justice reinvestment’ approach to Queensland’s youth justice services - November 2014

An economic evaluation to identify and quantify the possible avoided costs and number of young people entering the youth justice system if the Queensland government invested in justice reinvestment programs. UQ economists Alexandra Bratanova and Dr Jackie Robinson prepared the report for Balanced Justice, an alliance of community organisations that work to enhance the safety of all Queenslanders by promoting understanding of criminal justice policies that are effective, evidence-based and human rights compliant.

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Reproductive Health and Domestic Violence - August 2014

A research paper produced for and on behalf of Children By Choice about the role and impact of domestic violence as a barrier to accessing reproductive health. The research was conducted by law students Pui-Chi CheungHannah BaldryHarry Maxwell and Phuong Nguyen under the supervision of law academic Professor Heather Douglas.

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Queensland community legal centre’s use of technology – literature review and discussion paper - August 2014

A discussion paper produced by the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services Inc. (QAILS) on Queensland community legal centre’s use of technology. Law students Jessica Guy, Ravi Gosal, Maja Cvjetanovic prepared a literature review and conducted telephone interviews with lawyers in support of this paper. The students worked alongside lawyers from Allens Linklaters.

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Legislative Encroachment on Judicial Discretion in Queensland - October 2014

This research paper summarises the winding back of judicial discretion in Queensland legislation, from 2012 to today. The paper was prepared for and on behalf of the Law and Justice Institute of Queensland Inc. It was researched and written by law students Nathan Lindsay and Evelyn Hoare under the academic supervision of Professor Heather Douglas.

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Judicial Appointments in Queensland: Options For Reform - August 2014

Options paper on judicial selection in Queensland prepared for and on behalf of the Law and Justice Institute of Queensland Inc. The options paper was researched and written by law students Joshua Sproule and Amina Karcic under the academic supervision of Professor Heather Douglas.

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2013 Report on Queensland Prisons - March 2014

2013 Report on Queensland Prisons prepared by Prisoner’s Legal Service and the Catholic Prison Ministry.  Part B, Post-release services for prisoners in South East Queensland, researched and written by Nick LindsayPortia Tyle and Melanie Wong, students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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Delays within the Mental Health Act in Queensland: section 238 reports - July 2013

A research report prepared for Queensland Advocacy Inc. on delays with the production of psychiatric reports under the Mental Health Act 2000 (Qld), commonly known as ‘section 238 reports’.  Authors Anna FanelliSarah Fouhy and Mai-Ning Wu, students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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Coronial inquests and investigative processes in Queensland - June 2013

A research report prepared for Caxton Legal Centre on coronial inquests and investigative processes in Queensland. Authors Kieran ClancyNathan MorleyKelly Staunton and Jenny Wang, students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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Barriers to parole for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australia - June 2013

A research report prepared for Prisoners Legal Service.  Authors Rachel HewVictoria Apted and Tanya Sinha, students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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Doctors and Drugs: How the Law Responds to Doctor-Shopping in Australia - April 2013

Research report prepared for Sisters Inside. Authors Elly BrandIsobel FarquharsonKarrie Hartwig & Kah Hey Loh, students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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The Nuisance of Being Homeless

Article in Parity, the national publication of the Council to Homeless Persons, Volume 25, Issue 2, May 2012. Authors Anna FanelliMitchell Shannon and Julian Pryde (with additional research contributed by Darren Williams and Alan Hewson), students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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Prisoners' Legal Service 2011 Report on Queensland Prisons

Chapter Three ‘Education Behind Bars’ researched and written by Jessica FaithfullEleanor Foote and Carl Tessmann, students of the Manning St Project (a partnership between the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Caxton Legal Centre).

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A comparative study into the rights of landholders to prevent access to land by mining companies

Produced for the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL).  Authored by Julian BodenmannMatthew CameronKathryn O’Hare and Emma-Rose Solomon under the academic supervision of Dr Justine Bell.

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Proposed Statutory Tort of Privacy: An Annotated Bibliography

Produced for the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL). Researched and authored by Joanna Lane, Breeanna Jeffs, Jessica Thrower & Paris Astill-Torchia under the academic supervision of Associate Professor Kit Barker.

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The Regulation of Prisoner's Art - An Overview of the Legislative and Policy Position Within Australia

Produced for the Arts Law Centre of Australia. Researched and authored by Alison Black and Elizabeth Clare under the academic supervision of Dr Peter Billings.

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Background & Legislative Status of 'Do Not Track' Legal Initiatives

Produced for the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL). Researched and authored by Brigette Garbin and Kelly Staunton under the academic supervision of Dr Mark Burdon.

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Pro Bono Centre Publications

When appropriate, the UQ Pro Bono Centre makes submissions to government and industry bodies on issues that affect access to justice and legal education in Australia.  Below is a list of the Centre’s recent submissions:

11 March 2015

Law Admissions Consultative Committee, on the review of academic requirements for admission to the legal profession (with letter of support from QAILS) 
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1 January 2015

To the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee (Queensland Parliament), on the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 
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5 June 2014

Productivity Commission, in response to its draft report on Access to Justice Arrangements (submission two) 
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4 November 2013

Productivity Commission, on its Inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements (submission one) 
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Newsletters

The UQ Pro Bono Centre publishes a newsletter to update academics, students and community groups on their recent activities.