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Technical bulletins

List of technical bulletins concerning Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations.

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  • 05/19 Alterations and/or minor corrections to ...PDF

    Registrar of Titles requires that changes to details on a completed Titles Registry form are to be made only by the parties to the dealing or by a person duly authorised (authorised person) to make the change, for example, a solicitor...

  • 04/19 Recordkeeping and personal informationPDF

    Justices of the Peace and Commissioner for Declarations assist members of the community with a wide range of documentation requiring witnessing. At times, the contents of documents or the capacity of a person to sign are challenged in a...

  • 03/19 Land title notice available to downloadPDF

    Justices of the Peace (JP) Branch has introduced a new notice to assist Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) in cases where you are unable to witness land titles documents, either because the titles...

  • 02/19 Changes to witnessing requirements for ...PDF

    The purpose of this technical bulletin is to inform all Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) of changes to the witnessing requirements under s.162 of the Land Title Act 1994, which deals with freehold...

  • 01/19 Use of unauthorised stampsPDF Popular

    This Bulletin confirms the approved stamps that may be used by JPs and Cdecs for witnessing purposes. Defacing clients’ documents causes undue stress, inconvenience and unnecessary delays to process clients’ documentation by a receiving...

  • 03/18 Use of mobile device to administer a ...PDF Popular

    This technical bulletin will serve to inform witnessing officers on the use of mobile devices (such as a Kindle, iPad or mobile phone) containing electronic religious text for the purposes of taking an oath.

  • 02/18 Statutory Declarations - Prisoner ...PDF Popular

    This bulletin aims to clarify the witnessing requirements when a statutory declaration is to be completed by a client sending photographs of a child or children to a prisoner in Queensland.

  • 03/17 Queensland Police production noticesPDF

    Changes to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act (PPRA), sections 180 (Production notice) and 181 (Issue of production notice), now allows for a police officer to make application to either a justice or a magistrate to issue a...

  • 01/17 Mental Health Act 2016 - Abolishment of ...PDF

    On 5 March 2017 changes in the Mental Health Act 2016 come into effect. This bulletin provides important information regarding the changes to the powers of a Justices of the Peace.

  • 01/15 Anti - Discrimination and the Role of ...PDF

    The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) (the Act) aims to promote equality of opportunity for everyone by protecting them from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity. The Act also provides a way to make a complaint about...

  • 03/14 Witnessing Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 ...PDF

    On 6 January 2014, the Queensland Government introduced new tattoo licensing laws under the Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 (the Act). Anyone who performs body art tattooing procedures or who operates a body art tattooing business in Queensland...

  • 01/13 Witnessing statutory declarations for ...PDF Popular

    In the days following Queensland’s recent natural disasters, you may be requested to witness a Statutory Declaration for a person who has been affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and/or associated flooding. In some cases, the person...

  • 06/12 New South Wales Identity RequirementsPDF

    This bulletin provides information on the new identity requirements when witnessing a person’s New South Wales (NSW) statutory declaration or NSW affidavit.

  • 02/12 Changes to relationship recognition in ...PDF

    On 22 June 2012 the Queensland Parliament passed the Civil Partnerships and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. The new legislation came into effect on 27 June 2012 and makes amendments to the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, including...

  • 02/11 Witnessing Victim Assist Queensland ...PDF

    On 1 December 2009, a new scheme for victims of violent crime in Queensland commenced. A new unit, Victim Assist Queensland, was established within the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to administer the scheme.

  • 01/11 Volunteers in Policing who are also ...PDF

    The Justices of the Peace Branch has identified an issue that may affect Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) in their role when assisting the community.

  • 05/10 Witnessing family law documentsPDF Popular

    The JP Branch has identified areas where Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations could improve witnessing procedures when witnessing Family Law Court documents.

  • 04/10 Certificate of witnessPDF Popular

    The JP Branch has developed a witness certificate that provides information to the Lender to assist in the identification of the borrower without requesting personal details of the witnessing officer.

  • 03/10 Queensland Civil and Administrative TribunalPDF

    The Justices of the Peace Branch has received enquiries from JPs and Cdecs in the community regarding the new Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

  • 02/10 Justice associationsPDF

    As a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations in Queensland it is important to remember you have access to many support networks to assist you in your duties.

  • 11/09 Muslim women wearing a niqab (veil) or ...PDF Popular

    Recently, the Justices of the Peace Branch (JPB) has been contacted regarding Muslim/Islamic wearing women wearing the niqab (veil) or full burka and how Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations are able to satisfy...

  • 10/09 New incident report form available to ...PDF

    Justices of the Peace (JP) Branch has introduced a new notice to assist Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) in cases where you are unable to witness land titles documents, either because the titles...

  • 08/09 Introduction of new security paper ...PDF

    In early July 2009, the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages began using a new security-enhanced paper for certificates. This new paper, currently being used by Victoria, the Northern Territory and South Australia, will be...

  • 04/09 Definition of day when considering ...PDF

    Due to differences in regions across the State there has been some confusion identified amongst issuing Justices of the Peace and applicant police officers relating to the end time of a search warrant issued for seven (7) days under...

  • 03/09 Mentoring guidelines under the "JPs in ...PDF

    In 2008, the Justices of the Peace Branch implemented a mentoring program targeted at newly appointed Justices of the Peace (Qualified), and linked to the successful “JPs in the Community” program.

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Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Justice and Attorney-General

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Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government, Technical bulletins, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 24 September 2019

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