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What’s inside the Box?

The QLS Proctor team wishes you a safe and wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

To celebrate the festive season, we’ve compiled some new and old QLS Proctor favourites in our QLS Proctor Christmas Box, along with some articles you might have missed over the last year or so. Browse the Box articles.

Along with several of the best columns from our humour writers, you will find some great wellbeing suggestions to help you shape up, mentally and physically, over the holiday period and some intriguing legal excursions into areas such as space law, along with a legal answer to the eternal question of why wine bottles aren’t included in Queensland’s Containers for Change recycling scheme.


And in the brand-new content you’ll find our very first QLS Proctor Podcast. QLS Proctor editor John Teerds speaks with Shane Budden, whose iconic humour column has graced Proctor for almost 20 years. How did he get started? Where do his ideas come from? And what are some of the topics he can’t lampoon?

Did you miss some of QLS Proctor’s special Spotlight features this year? The Spotlight pages bring together articles that focus on key areas of concern or interest to legal practitioners.

The state of youth justice

In 2019, QLS Proctor took an in-depth look at the issue of youth justice and detailed the (then) current state of affairs in youth justice and spoke to people who dealt with the issue on a daily basis. QLS Proctor has re-published these articles to help inform and inspire conversation around youth justice. See all articles on youth justice.

Community legal volunteers

Queensland has 34 not-for-profit community legal centres dotted across the state. Volunteering Queensland – the state’s chief non-profit volunteer and community engagement organisation – estimates that as many as 700,000 of the state’s 5.18 million people give freely of their time each year to make an extraordinary impact on the people, communities and environments in which they live. Many of these are lawyers…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day occurs on 15 June each year. This issue remains a grave concern for the community and appears to have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. QLS Proctor has assembled articles that paint a disturbing picture of the current state of elder abuse in Australia. See all articles on elder abuse.

Focus on voluntary assisted dying

With legislation to allow voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in Queensland now passed, QLS Proctor takes a closer look at the new Act with articles highlighting areas, such as insurance and superannuation, that practitioners will need to keep in mind. QLS Proctor also republishes a special 2019 feature which discussed VAD proposals and encouraged community debate on this controversial issue. See all articles on voluntary assisted dying.

Ready for the real world?

A new research project is looking into whether Queensland law graduates and newly admitted lawyers are adequately prepared for the ‘real’ world. QLS Proctor hears from two young lawyers, a magistrate and a law association president about their views on this topic.

Human Rights Week 2021

QLS Proctor embraces Human Rights Week 2021, an initiative of the Queensland Human Rights Commission running from 1 to 10 December. See all articles on human rights.

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