From an upcoming careers fair, a new Christian Porter defamation update and the consequences of a magistrate accused of sexual harassment, there has been a lot happening in the legal profession over the last fortnight. Protégé breaks it down.
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In (perhaps) the biggest news of the fortnight, the Morrison government handed down the 2021 budget and there’s quite a lot in it for the legal profession. Check out our rundown here for all the latest on the profession’s responses.
In an upcoming defamation hearing, the ABC is preparing to argue that the former attorney-general was “reasonably suspected” of the brutal, historical rape of a 16-year-old girl and, among other things, will claim that although he was not named, Australians were entitled to know about allegations made against senior ministers.
The South Australian Chief Magistrate has confirmed to media that the magistrate accused of texting inappropriate messages to a legal practitioner while she was in his courtroom would not be sitting in court while an investigation is underway. It is the latest update in the explosive South Australian legal profession report.
Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes has confirmed new changes to the state’s justice system as part of its response to the final report of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (RCMPI) that includes a special investigator, implementation monitor and significant investment in an anti-corruption commission.
Following alarming reports showing the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in the legal profession, a workplace specialist says hiring managers need to look at the recruitment process first if there’s any hope to eliminate the crisis.
Leading and prominent human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson has criticised the federal government on its “monstrous” decision to prosecute Bernard Collaery and Witness K entirely behind closed doors for doing nothing more than telling the truth while those responsible for the Timor-Leste bugging continue to go free.
Having personally experienced Family Court proceedings, Ghania Dib understands how critical it is to empathise with and validate a client’s experiences.
Plaintiff firm Slater and Gordon is investigating the possibility of commencing a class action on behalf of women who have been sold ineffective add-on therapies while undergoing IVF treatment.
An “out of the box” proposal from a legal expert and academic on introducing the multidisciplinary tribunal model dedicated to managing parenting disputes for those unable to afford legal representation has been endorsed by a parliamentary inquiry.
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