Posted on 17/07/2015
Queensland Law Society welcomes legal services and court funding commitments announced in the Queensland 2015-16 State Budget yesterday.
President Michael Fitzgerald says the Society is pleased to see the Government has allocated funds to implement a number of reforms called for by the Society in the run-up to the January election.
Many of the Government’s Budget initiatives are in line with its responses to the Society’s Call to Parties.
“Prior to this year’s election, the Society called for a commitment to reinstate Queensland’s specialist courts, in particular the Murri Court, the Special Circumstances Court and the Drug Court.” Mr Fitzgerald says.
“The Government’s Budget commitment of $32.3 million over four years to reinstate specialist courts and court-based referrals to Youth Justice Conferencing is good news for all Queenslanders.