Queensland Coronial Legal Service


Human Rights Act​

Australia’s peak law body says it is time to reignite the conversation, calling on the Australian Government to implement a federal Human Rights Act.

Domestic and Family Violence

Queensland Law Society supports government and community efforts to fight domestic and family violence, with a focus on ensuring that lawyers are properly equipped to deal with the legal response to domestic and family violence.

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First Nations

A spotlight on First Nations and the law



How can we step up to meet the challenge of judicial bullying?
, Sean Kelly, Kelly Legal
Some 2500 years later, it seems we are bidding a fond farewell to a key ritual of society.
, Shane Budden

In business

In practice


To provide their colleagues and peers with practical and useful ideas on how to prioritise and strengthen health and wellbeing, members of the Wellbeing Working have each contributed their top wellbeing tips. Let us know your favourite!
, QLS Wellbeing Working Group
When it comes to measuring success, we might find ourselves looking for external factors and opinions that shape what it is to be successful. But is that really the right place to be looking? If we continue to look outside of ourselves for success, we’re likely to be continually unhappy and, moreover, unsuccessful. Success and happiness are permanently and critically interlinked.
, Michele Davis
Workplaces bring together people with diverse backgrounds, various life experiences and different levels of psychological health and wellbeing. When a colleague or client flies off the handle with seemingly little provocation, we often do not know what causes their intense behaviour or what we can do to help them calm down.
, Rebecca Niebler

Outside the law

You may recall that last column I pointed out our brains are out to get us... I come forth now with more proof.
, Shane Budden
Here are five books I think every lawyer should read – not that everyone should, because that list is too broad, and incidentally would start with The Lord of the Rings...
, Shane Budden