2016-14 – APL Monthly Update Log for March 2016
The Free Legal Education summaries found in Access Point Law are updated monthly by the author. The following are the Queensland law change highlights for the month of March 2016.
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3 April 2016
The bail condition requiring completion of a Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral course must now be consented to by the person up for bail, prior to the court considering imposition of the condition – see section 11AB of the Bail Act 1980.
What constitutes a ‘licensable food business’ for the purposes of the Food Act 2006 is now affected by new Schedule 1AA of the Food Regulation 2006 (see regulation 3 of the Food Regulation 2006).
A sentencing court may order an offender be released on good behaviour and then may impose a specific condition that they attend a Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral course (as a condition of release), where the offender consents to completing that course – see new subsection 19(2B) of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992.
An NDIS participant is excluded from the taxi subsidy scheme (as they are excluded from the definition of ‘relevant person’) – see regulations 94 and 95 of the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Regulation 2005.