Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

Ministerial Office

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
State Law Building
50 Ann Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
 
Postal address
GPO Box 149
Brisbane QLD 4001 

Phone: (07) 3247 9068
Fax: (07) 3221 4352
Web: www.justice.qld.gov.au  
Email: [email protected]

Overview

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is the government agency responsible for administering justice in Queensland. The Department also leads policy development and delivers services to ensure safe, fair and productive work environments which contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of Queenslanders.

The Justice portfolio consists of business units, and numerous government and statutory bodies and officers in the areas of Justice Services and Fair and Safe Work. 

Areas of Responsibility

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice is responsible for the following:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fair trading and consumer protection
  • Private Sector Industrial Relations
  • Judicial appointments
  • Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations
  • Law Reform
  • Legal Aid
  • Liquor and Gaming Regulation
  • Guardianship and Public Trustee
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Youth Justice 

Legislation

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice  is currently responsible for over 220 pieces of legislation.  Items include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984 Part 4, sections 18-25 (sections 4, 8, 64-67, 70 and 71 jointly administered with the Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)
  • Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (sections 50 to 62; Part 8; sections 134 and 138 as they apply to the provisions of the Act administered by the Minister)
  • Acts Interpretation Act 1954
  • Adoption Act 2009 (Part 14A)
  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
  • Anzac Day Act 1995
  • Appeal Costs Fund Act 1973
  • Attorney-General Act 1999
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (NMRB) Act 1991
  • Australian Consular Officers’ Notarial Powers and Evidence Act 1946
  • Bail Act 1980 Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003
  • Bishopsbourne Estate and See Endowment Trusts Act 1898
  • Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
  • Boonah Show Ground Act 1914
  • Breakwater Island Casino Agreement Act 1984
  • Brisbane Casino Agreement Act 1992
  • British Probates Act 1898 Burials Assistance Act 1965
  • Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991
  • Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 (Parts 4 and 5; sections 121 to 125; sections 127 to 132; Schedules 2, 3 and 4; sections 5, 5A, 119, 133 and 134 jointly administered with the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines)
  • Business Names (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2011
  • Business Names Act 1962
  • Cairns Casino Agreement Act 1993
  • Carruthers Inquiry Enabling Act 1996
  • Casino Control Act 1982
  • Cattle Stealing Prevention Act 1853
  • Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999
  • Charitable Funds Act 1958
  • Child Employment Act 2006 Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005
  • Child Protection Act 1999 (jointly administered with the Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)
  • Childrens Court Act 1992 (except to the extent administered by the Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)
  • Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) Act 1996
  • Civil Liability Act 2003
  • Civil Partnerships Act 2011
  • Civil Proceedings Act 2011
  • Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995
  • Classification of Films Act 1991
  • Classification of Publications Act 1991
  • Collections Act 1966
  • Commercial Arbitration Act 1990
  • Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950
  • Commonwealth Places (Administration of Laws) Act 1970
  • Commonwealth Powers (De Facto Relationships) Act 2003
  • Commonwealth Powers (Family Law-Children) Act 1990
  • Companies (Acquisition of Shares) (Application of Laws) Act 1981
  • Companies (Application of Laws) Act 1981
  • Companies and Securities (Interpretation and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Application of Laws) Act 1981
  • Co-operative Schemes (Administrative Actions) Act 2001
  • Cooperatives Act 1997
  • Coroners Act 2003 Corporations (Administrative Actions) Act 2001
  • Corporations (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2001
  • Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001
  • Corporations (Queensland) Act 1990 Court Funds Act 1973
  • Credit (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2010
  • Credit (Rural Finance) Act 1996
  • Cremations Act 2003
  • Crime and Misconduct Act 2001
  • Crimes at Sea Act 2001
  • Criminal Code Act 1899 (including Criminal Code)
  • Criminal Code Amendment Act 1922
  • Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986
  • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978
  • Criminal Law Amendment Act 1892
  • Criminal Law Amendment Act 1894
  • Criminal Law Amendment Act 1945
  • Criminal Organisation Act 2009
  • Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002
  • Crown Proceedings Act 1980
  • Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003
  • Defamation Act 2005
  • Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1984
  • Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1967
  • Disposal of Unexecuted Warrants Act 1985
  • Dispute Resolution Centres Act 1990
  • District Court of Queensland Act 1967
  • Domicile Act 1981 Drug Court Act 2000
  • Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (except to the extent administered by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
  • Electoral Act 1992
  • Electrical Safety Act 2002
  • Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001
  • Evidence (Attestation of Documents) Act 1937
  • Evidence Act 1977
  • Evidence and Discovery Act 1867
  • Evidence on Commission Act 1988
  • Factors Act 1892
  • Fair Trading Act 1989
  • Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Act 2009
  • Federal Courts (State Jurisdiction) Act 1999
  • Financial Transaction Reports Act 1992
  • Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982
  • Futures Industry (Application of Laws) Act 1986
  • Gaming Machine Act 1991 (except to the extent administered by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade)
  • Guardianship and Administration Act 2000
  • Holidays Act 1983
  • Imperial Acts Application Act 1984
  • Industrial Relations Act 1999 (except to the extent administered by the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier)
  • Information Privacy Act 2009
  • Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998
  • Introduction Agents Act 2001
  • Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 Judges (Pensions and Long Leave) Act 1957 (except to the extent administered by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade)
  • Judicial Remuneration Act 2007
  • Judicial Review Act 1991
  • Jupiters Casino Agreement Act 1983
  • Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987
  • Jury Act 1995 Justice and Other Information Disclosure Act 2008
  • Justices Act 1886
  • Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991
  • Keno Act 1996
  • Land Court Act 2000
  • Land Sales Act 1984
  • Law Reform Act 1995
  • Law Reform Commission Act 1968
  • Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997
  • Legal Profession Act 2007
  • Limitation of Actions Act 1974
  • Liquor Act 1992 (except to the extent administered by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade)
  • Lotteries Act 1997
  • Magistrates Act 1991
  • Magistrates Courts Act 1921
  • Maintenance Act 1965
  • Mercantile Act 1867
  • Motor Vehicles and Boats Securities Act 1986
  • Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011
  • Oaths Act 1867 Ombudsman Act 2001
  • Partnership Act 1891
  • Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Act 1980
  • Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982
  • Peaceful Assembly Act 1992
  • Penalties and Sentences Act 1992
  • Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002
  • Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2010
  • Personal Property Securities (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2009
  • Powers of Attorney Act 1998
  • Printing and Newspapers Act 1981
  • Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1982
  • Prisoners International Transfer (Queensland) Act 1997
  • Private Employment Agents Act 2005
  • Professional Standards Act 2004
  • Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
  • Property Law Act 1974
  • Public Trustee Act 1978
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009
  • Recording of Evidence Act 1962
  • Referendums Act 1997
  • Regulatory Offences Act 1985
  • Retail Shop Leases Act 1994
  • Retirement Villages Act 1999
  • Right to Information Act 2009
  • Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011
  • Sale of Goods Act 1896 Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention) Act 1986
  • Sea-Carriage Documents Act 1996
  • Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003
  • Securities Industry (Application of Laws) Act 1981
  • Security Providers Act 1993
  • Solicitor-General Act 1985
  • Standard Time Act 1894
  • State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999
  • Status of Children Act 1978
  • Storage Liens Act 1973
  • Succession Act 1981
  • Supreme Court Act 1995
  • Supreme Court Library Act 1968
  • Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991
  • Surrogacy Act 2010
  • TAB Queensland Limited Privatisation Act 1999
  • Telecommunications Interception Act 2009
  • Terrorism (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2002
  • Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (sections 47 to 59; Part 8; sections 131 and 135 as they apply to the provisions of the Act administered by the Minister)
  • Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990
  • Trust Accounts Act 1973
  • Trustee Companies Act 1968
  • Trusts Act 1973
  • Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009
  • Wagering Act 1998
  • Wine Industry Act 1994
  • Witness Protection Act 2000
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Workers’ Accommodation Act 1952
  • Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
  • Young Offenders (Interstate Transfer) Act 1987
  • Youth Justice Act 1992 (jointly administered with the Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)