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To provide the ICLRQ with a principled basis upon which to carry its objects into effect, the following policies have been adopted:
In carrying out its objects, the focus of concern by the ICLRQ should be to assist the courts in facilitating the just and efficient administration of justice according to law. This is best achieved by:
The judgments to be published in the Queensland Reports should be selected pursuant to published criteria, which reflect the best practice in authorised reporting, and have the approval of the Chief Justice. The responsibility for applying these criteria to select the cases for reporting vests in the Queensland Reports Editor.
The style and content of the cases published in the Queensland Reports should satisfy published criteria, which reflect the best practice in authorised reporting, and have the approval of the Chief Justice. The responsibility for ensuring that these criteria are met vests in the Queensland Reports Editor.
All law reports, other than cases retrospectively identified for reporting, should be published in the Queensland Reports within six to ten clear months of the date of judgment.
The authoritative version of the Queensland Reports is to continue to be published by the ICLRQ in a printed format, to maintain a permanent record of the key judgments of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Exact images of the printed format of the Queensland Reports are to be published by the ICLRQ in an electronic format online, to make the Reports readily available to courts, the legal profession and the public. The text of the online format should be searchable and the images of the printed format printable. The ICLRQ should endeavour to facilitate online access to the Queensland Reports and other related content through its own online services, including the Queensland Judgments website. The ICLRQ should also endeavour to make arrangements with all major Australian legal information providers to facilitate online access to the Queensland Reports by their users.
The ICLRQ should seek to set prices for end-users of the Queensland Reports on a basis which: