5 Forrest Court, Mount Ommaney. Picture: realestate.com.auA little further along in the western suburbs is 5 Forrest Court, Mount Ommaney. The four-bedroom architecturally-designed home is surrounded by mature trees on a 1387sq m block of land. 5 Forrest Court, Mount Ommaney. Picture: realestate.com.auThe renovated home is tucked away at the end of Forrest Court. It is a split level design with timber raked ceilings. The home has a swimming pool. 172 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home was designed by architect Noel Robinson and is on a 1601sq m block. It has high suspended ceilings and extensive panels of glass frame a central pavilion of living and dining areas. 21 Essex Rd, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auIF you’re on the hunt for a new home, we’ve done the hard work for you and found three of Brisbane’s latest hot listings.If the high end of the market is where you are at, 21 Essex Rd, Indooroopilly is listed with a price guide of between $1.3 million and $1.4 million.The four-bedroom home overlooks the Essex Road Park.It is a traditional two-level 1920s Queenslander on a 814sq m double block. 172 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Or maybe this other impressive home at 172 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly is to your liking?It has a championship-size tennis court.
NZLawyer extra, edition 72, 26 April 2013 – Steven Zindel, principal, Zindels Barristers and SolicitorsDo we over measure the incidents of family violence? Does the state need to become involved in every case?When section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 was amended from 21 June 2007, meaning that the use of parental force, for the purposes of correction or punishment, was no longer justified, Parliament sought to reassure the public. The quotation from the Honourable Chester Borrows MP (on the third reading of the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Bill on 16 May 2007) was similar to many speeches on the topic:“Those parents who are worried that this legislation will criminalise lightly smacking a child can rest assured that Parliament’s intention is that this should not be the case, and if at some future time they find themselves on such a charge, they should advise counsel to research Hansard and cite these comments in their defence.”In fact, it is my unscientific experience as a practitioner in the criminal and family areas that this is precisely what is happening,…My feeling is that the courts are clogged with thousands of low-level family violence cases. Police and court resources are stretched as a result, and the cases become the grist for the legal aid mill. These cases can drive families apart and the result, in certain cases, may be that individuals’ futures are blighted by convictions which stay with them for years, potentially affecting their careers or their freedom of movement.…Discretion by the Police, whether to charge or not, seem to be rarely exercised. Background provocation of the worst verbal kind is often ignored. The nature of the charges seems, frequently, to be the most grave available eg assault on a child, assault with a weapon or, when a woman is involved as a victim, male assaults female under section 194(b) with a two year imprisonment maximum; rather than section 196 of the Crimes Act common assault (with a one year imprisonment maximum), or even section 9 of the Summary Offences Act 1981 (with a maximum term of six months imprisonment or a fine not exceeding $4,000).…Often, even if the complainant wishes for the charge to be withdrawn and there is the involvement of the victim advisor to ensure that the victim was not unduly pressured, such a withdrawal will not be allowed.…With assaults being treated the same whether they originate from a gangland brawl or over a cross word while preparing dinner in the kitchen. The reality and the need for social control is very different for the two types of cases. It is in society’s wider interests that the criminal law should not be involved in isolated family disruptions when the perpetrator is taking steps to change, unless, of course, the violence is repeated or significant.http://www.nzlawyermagazine.co.nz/NZLawyerextra/Bulletin72/extra72F1/tabid/5226/Default.aspx
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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams says the increase in local demand for the US dollar in recent weeks, has resulted in further depreciation in the value of the Jamaican dollar against its counterpart.The Bank of Jamaica’s website indicated that the rate stood at J$133 to US$1 on Wednesday.Businesses purchasing more US dollarsAddressing a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Williams explained that more companies are looking at their debt structures and purchasing US dollars to service these, as interest rates in the local market decrease.“They are looking at their debt structure because a lot of companies have US-dollar debt on their books. As rates converge in the local market, it is advantageous for them to change out those US dollar loans into Jamaican dollar loans which is excellent,” she said.Williams explained that this move reduces a company’s risks to foreign exchange exposure, “but in executing these transactions, what actually happens is that the companies have to go into the market to buy the US dollars to repay the loans, and that causes increased demand.”Significant increase in imports She said another factor driving the slide in the value of the Jamaica dollar is the significant increase in imports this year, compared to 2017.“The economy is growing. We need to import more in terms of inputs for the production process. When we look at the data, we see that mineral fuels and transport equipment, chemicals, manufactured goods and food are leading the increase in imports,” Williams said.She said she anticipates the foreign exchange market will “work its way out.”