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8 Apr 2005
High Court judge calls for independence
A HIGH COURT judge has defended the independence of the legal profession, arguing that lawyers need to be free to carry out their work without fear of...
8 Apr 2005
Economic health may be hiding accounting fraud
BENIGN ECONOMIC conditions globally may be masking accounting frauds, according to a leading ratings agency.Fitch Ratings said that the absence of cor...
8 Apr 2005
ICA defends tort reforms
THE PEAK Australian insurance body has hit back at claims that, even despite recent tort reform, premiums have not been significantly reduced, also re...
8 Apr 2005
Work debate spurs women lawyers
THE NEW South Wales legal profession is poised to become actively engaged in a public debate on the issue of work and family balance. As Lawyers Weekl...
8 Apr 2005
Angus to head Vic College of Law
IAN ANGUS has been appointed as the new CEO of the College of Law in Victoria.Bringing with him 15 years experience as senior counsel and company secr...
8 Apr 2005
What’s in a (court’s) name?
VICTORIA’S COURTS may be renamed and judicial titles changed under proposals by the State’s Attorney-General to make the justice system more relev...
8 Apr 2005
Taxing issues set for corporate NZ: lawyer
CORPORATE NEW ZEALAND should consider tax consequences as it moves towards the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards, according to a...
8 Apr 2005
Silver not tarnishing for Minters
MINTER ELLISON was the only law firm to take part in the recently published Corporate Responsibility Index, a self-assessment tool to assess a company...
8 Apr 2005
Bail law should be overhauled
THE LAW Society of New South Wales has called for an overhaul of the law for determining bail, submitting key recommendations to the State Government ...
8 Apr 2005
Free press vital for rule of law
FREEDOM OF the press played a vital role in upholding the rule of law, but was only effective when backed by an independent and committed legal system...
8 Apr 2005
Dubbo public hearing for Indigenous Australians
AN INQUIRY into the provision of legal aid services to Indigenous Australian was recommenced last week by the Federal Parliament’s Public Accounts a...
8 Apr 2005
Hardie legalities cause further pay delays
LEGAL COMPLEXITIES have been blamed for the postponement of the agreement to fund compensation for victims of James Hardie’s asbestos products.The N...
1 Apr 2005
New compliance chief at ASIC
THE AUSTRALIAN Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has appointed Jennifer O’Donnell as executive director of compliance.O’Donnell replace...
1 Apr 2005
FSR licence issues remain
WHILE THE spectacular workload of the run up to the introduction of the Financial Services Reform Act (FSRA) last year has abated, there are many unre...
1 Apr 2005
AAT Bill through despite opposition
ONLY THE OPPOSITION stood between the Government and the arrival of an effective and efficient Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT), the country’s f...
1 Apr 2005
LawAsia delegates join tort reform censure
THE CHIEF JUSTICE of the Queensland Supreme Court, Paul de Jersey, and the Australian Lawyers Alliance president last week expressed concerns over cha...
1 Apr 2005
Ibrahim resists govt hand in justice
THE “INDISCRIMINATE INTERPLAY” of law and politics could produce “dire” consequences, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister A...
1 Apr 2005
Ruddock presses A-Gs for uniform defamation laws
AUSTRALIA’S STATE and territory attorneys-general were last week warned by the Federal Government that the time was fast approaching to implement na...
1 Apr 2005
Acting judges may weaken right to fair trial: Vic Bar
A LAST ditch plea by the Victorian Bar to members of the state’s upper house to reconsider passing a law that will introduce a permanent system of a...
1 Apr 2005
Equality not just about gender: Chief Justice
Achieving equality of opportunity within the legal profession is not only a matter of addressing gender issues, a top judge told last week’s LawAsia...
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