Dictionary of legal terms - R

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Racial Discrimination Act:
An Act of the Commonwealth Parliament which prevents discrimination on the basis of race


Radiocommunications Act:
An Act of the Commonwealth Parliament which regulates radio communications


Real Estate:
Land including all things which are permanently fixed to the land eg: house, unit, shed etc.


Real Estate Institute of Queensland:
The body which represents Real Estate Agents in Queensland


Real Property:
Land including all things which are permanently fixed to the land eg: house, unit, shed etc.


Reasonable Care:
The standard of care required to be observed by a person in any situation. Will differ depending on the circumstances


Reasonable force:
The degree of force which is able to be used. Will differ depending on the circumstances


Reasonably practical (parenting orders):
Before making a parenting order, the Family Court must consider if the order is reasonably practical. Some matters the court must take into account are how far apart the parents live, the impact of the arrangements on the child and how the parents communicate with each other and the child.


Rebutted:
To prove that something is not the case


Recognisance:
An obligation acknowledged before a court


Recognisance release orders:
Conditional release orders available for prisoners serving sentences for offences committed after 1st July 2001.


Recognised agreement:
A written agreement signed by the defacto spouses and witnessed by a justice of the peace or solicitor and contains a statement of all significant property and financial resources and liabilities.


Recording of conviction:
A note is made that a person has been convicted of an offence and will later appear on that person's criminal history


Recovery order:
An order that a child be returned to a person


Referee:
A court officer, either a registrar or magistrate who presides over the small claims tribunal.


Referendum:
A voting procedure conducted by government to get an answer to a particular question from members of the public


Refuge:
A place where a person may go when leaving a violent home situation


Refugee status:
Acknowledgment by the government that a person is a refugee and therefore entitled to remain in Australia


Refund:
Return of a payment


Register of Encumbered Vehicles:
A Register of vehicles where a finance provider claims an interest in a vehicle as security for a loan


Registered agreement:
An agreement registered with the court


Registrar:
An officer of the court who deals with matters of mostly an administrative nature


Registrar of Births Deaths & marriages:
The public official who maintains the register of all births, deaths and marriages in Queensland


Registrar- Generals office:
The office which maintains the register of all births, deaths and marriages in Queensland. Civil marriage ceremonies can be conducted at this office.


Registration Number:
The number given by the Department of Transport to identify a vehicle


Registration of vehicle:
The process by which a fee is paid to the Department of Transport and if the vehicle is in roadworthy condition, then a number is given to identify the vehicle


Registry:
That part of the court where all documents are filed


Regulated patient:
Patients that have been involuntarily admitted to hospital for mental treatment


Regulated superannuation funds:
Funds able to accept investments for superannuation


Regulatory offence:
An offence under the Regulatory Offences Act. Includes shoplifting, leaving a restaurant/hotel without paying and damage to property


Rehabilitation period:
The period after which a person is not obliged to disclose some criminal convictions


Rehearing:
A second hearing for the same matter


Relatives:
In family law matters, a relative includes grandparent, uncle/aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, step-parent, brother, sister, half brother/sister, step brother/sister.


Release to work:
Prisoners are permitted to leave prison to attend work


Remand:
The period of time before a criminal charge is finally dealt with by the court


Remedy:
The thing which compensates a person for a breach of their legal rights eg: damages, injunctions


Remission:
A reduction in the time to be served on a sentence of imprisonment due to good behaviour by the prisoner


Removal of disqualification:
A person becomes is no longer prevented from obtaining a drivers' licence


Rent:
Money paid to the owner of property for the use of the property


Rent assistance:
Money paid by government to subside rent paid by low income people who are not in public housing


Rental bond:
Money paid by a tenant as security for them to abide by the conditions of the rental agreement


Rental Grant:
Money paid by government to assist in payment of rent


Reoffend:
To offend again


Repairer`s Lien:
An entitlement to hold property left with a repairer for repair until repairs are paid for. Not available in all cases


Repeal:
Cancel


Reporting conditions:
Conditions attached to bail or probation or parole that a person must report to an official at a specified intervals


Repossession:
The taking of property by a finance provider where the borrower has not fulfilled their obligations eg: non-payment


Reprimand:
The court may reprimand a child instead of convicting them. A note of the reprimand is kept and will be taken account of if the child reoffends


Repute:
Reputation or usage; the name by which a person is commonly known.


Rescission:
The cancelling of a contract usually by one person after breach of contract. The other person may be entitled to damages to return them to their position prior to the contract


Residence:
From 1 July 2006, the term ‘residence’ is replaced with the term who the child ‘lives with’.


Residence Order:
An order by the court specifying where a child should live. From 1 July 2006, a residence order is replaced with the term 'parenting order'.


Residential Tenancies Act:
The Act of Parliament which regulates Residential rentals


Residential tenancy:
A tenancy of premises where a person lives


Residential Tenancy Authority:
The authority which administers the Residential Tenancies Act


Resist arrest:
Physical resistance, not refusal to obey or arguing, can include pulling away, refusing to move, or going limp


Respondent:
a person against whom a claim is brought in the Small Claims Tribunal


Respondent spouse:
A person against whom an application for a Domestic Violence Order is made


Restitution:
Money paid to compensate for loss


Restraining Order:
An order which prevents a person from doing something, usually refers to a Domestic Violence Protection Order


Restricted contact:
Contact with a person may be restricted or banned by the court


Restricted licence:
Allows a person convicted of a drink driving or related offence to drive for employment purposes. Also known as provisional, day or work licence


Restricted patient:
Patients believed by the Director of Mental Health to be dangerous to themselves or others who cannot be released without special approval


Restricted provisional licence:
Allows a person convicted of a drink driving or related offence to drive for employment purposes. Also known as provisional, day or work licence


Resumption of land:
Where the government compulsorily takes land belonging to a person and will pay compensation.


Retailers` Association of Queensland:
An industry body of retailers


Retainer:
A contract between a lawyer and a client


Retaining walls:
Walls which have the purpose of preventing land from collapsing


REV:
A Register of vehicles where a finance provider claims an interest in a vehicle as security for a loan


Review:
A reconsideration of a matter


Revocation of Protection Order:
The cancelling of a Domestic Violence Protection Order


Right of survivorship:
The right of a joint tenant to sole ownership of property after the other joint tenant(s) die


RTI:
An abbreviation of ‘right to information’. Members of the public have the right to access information held by Queensland public sector agencies under the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009, unless there is a good reason for it not to be provided. The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides for access and amendment of an individual’s own personal information. The Right to Information Act 2009 provides for access to non-personal information.


Rules of evidence:
Rules about what facts can be put before a court