Some of Matt's papers, articles and commentary are reproduced below. Nothing in this material should be relied upon as legal advice or for any other purpose. The material is likely to be out-of-date, and to contain errors and omissions.
12 February 2021. Matt delivered a talk at an Australian Lawyers Alliance conference on the topic of 'Tips for a Successful Statutory Review', with a focus on 'mid-tier review' processes – that is, internal or external reviews that sit a tier below formal reviews and appeals in bodies like the QIRC or AAT. These are Matt's speaking notes.
1 December 2020. Matt spoke at the (online) Veterans Legal Issues Conference on the topic of court and tribunal litigation as relevant to veterans. These are Matt's speaking notes.
5 March 2020. Matt prepared this paper for a Legalwise seminar in Brisbane on 5 March 2020. The paper discusses the sources and nature of obligations that fall on Government lawyers in respect of the model litigant obligation, and some issues that can arise. The paper follows on from this 2019 paper on the same topics.
22 November 2017. Matt prepared this paper for the Legalwise seminar "Administrative Law: Statutory Interpretation and Judicial Review" held in Brisbane.
14 June 2017. Matt delivered a talk at an Australian Lawyer's Alliance event on the topic of certain liability issues relating to psychiatric injury claims under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. These are Matt's speaking notes.
5 February 2017. This paper discusses the status of the Queensland Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (GEPI) as a statutory instrument. It provides a general overview in relation to some points of interpretation and issues arising in judicial review of assessments made pursuant to the GEPI.
23 September 2016. This paper provides a general overview of the 'Comcare scheme' (the Commonwealth workers' compensation scheme). It outlines some of the main types of compensation claims that are litigated in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and some of the general concepts that are involved.
31 May 2016. Matt prepared and delivered this paper at the QPILCH session "Assisting self-represented litigants with Judicial Review proceedings: A CLE session for volunteers of the Self Representation Service at the State Courts". The paper refers to a sample case file prepared by QPILCH. The session was kindly hosted by DLA Piper.
8 March 2016 (updated 6 August 2016). Matt prepared this paper for the Legalwise seminar "The Decision Making and Reason Writing Process" held in Brisbane. The paper was kindly presented by Mr Matthew Taylor of counsel, due to Matt's unexpected unavailability. The paper includes a discusion of the evidentiary status of reasons in judicial review proceedings.
8 September 2015. Matt prepared and presented this paper at the Queensland Law Society seminar "In Focus: Disciplinary Law". The paper discusses the power of QCAT and the AAT to stay disciplinary sanctions pending review, and matters for consideration when preparing an application for a stay order.
July 2015. Matt prepared this paper for a CPDS seminar. The paper was kindly presented by Mr Flintoft, Principal of Think Legal, due to Matt's unexpected unavailability. The paper discusses issues in both merits review proceedings and judicial review proceedings.
26 March 2014. Matt prepared and presented this paper for the Legalwise seminar "Administrative Law: Key Decisions and Tribunal Practice". The paper discusses the issues of adjournments, amendments and the rejection of evidence in the AAT and QCAT.
12 September 2013. Matt prepared and presented this talk at an Australian Lawyers Alliance seminar in Brisbane. The talk gives an overview of basic principles in paid or gratuitous care claims in personal injury matters.
21 May 2013. Matt prepared and presented this talk at a Cooper Grace Ward lunchtime seminar in Brisbane. The talk deals with some general issues that arise in personal injury claims for future economic loss.