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An Update from the Justices of the Peace Branch

Dear colleagues,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queensland Parliament passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (the Act) and is the overarching legislation for the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Documents and Oaths) Regulation 2020.

The regulation allows for certain documents to be signed and witnessed electronically.

To answer your queries about online witnessing and what it means for you, we have prepared a list of FAQs.

As some of you may be aware, the JPs in the Community program is currently being relaunched in stages.

In the interest of providing you with as much information as possible, the Justices of the Peace Branch (JP Branch) will commence to update our website from Monday, 1 June 2020 on which sites are operating and sites that are preparing to open in the coming weeks.

The Community Engagement Team within the JP Branch will continue to liaise with site hosts, coordinators and volunteers to facilitate the opening of all the remaining sites around the State.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this unprecedented time.

Warm regards,

Damien Mealey
Registrar and Manager
Justices of the Peace Branch

First published in the Justices of the Peace Branch newsletter sent 29th of May, 2020

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