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5 Apr 2004
Bankruptcy laws tightened
THE FEDERAL Government last week moved to close a legal loophole that will prevent people from avoiding their debts. The Bankruptcy Legislation Bill 2...
5 Apr 2004
Ludwig peers down Fox’s hole
PHILLIPS FOX is being dragged into a parliamentary stoush involving Queensland Senator Joe Ludwig over the firm’s part in the Federal Government’s...
5 Apr 2004
National briefing policy welcome: AWL
REPRESENTING THE fairer sex, the Australian Women Lawyers Association (AWL) last week welcomed the move by the Law Council of Australia to adopt a nat...
5 Apr 2004
Careful with time limits for migration cases: LCA
TIME LIMITS on migration cases in the federal courts were reintroduced last week by the Attorney General and the Minister for Immigration and Multicul...
5 Apr 2004
Global reach for Aus and NZ in-house lawyer
IN-HOUSE counsel members of the Corporate Lawyers’ Association of New Zealand and members of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association can now sh...
5 Apr 2004
States thwarting anti-terrorism: Ruddock
STATES AND territories continue to “thwart” efforts by the Australian Government to deal with terrorism-related and other money laundering...
5 Apr 2004
NSW launches access to justice project
POVERTY, illiteracy, disability and other obstacles deny many people access to justice, an audience heard at the launch of an Access to Justice and Le...
5 Apr 2004
Fair game at the law fair
LAW STUDENTS from around NSW came together last Friday for Sydney’s Law Careers Fair in Darling Harbour. Firms set up their stalls and sucked young ...
5 Apr 2004
JPs now in shopping centres
QUEENSLANDERS will have better access to services provided by Justices of the Peace with the introduction of the ‘JPs in the Community’ program, b...
5 Apr 2004
Get back on the board lawyers: chairman
A LACK of lawyers in the make up of most Australian boards is one of the contributing factors behind the current avalanche of legislative and regulato...
30 Mar 2004
Hunt & Hunt headhunts MDP strays
WHATEVER fears there may be over audit independence, Hunt & Hunt appears to be collecting the loose ends of former PwC Legal and Ernst & Young...
30 Mar 2004
Law Council grabs a new S-G
IT HAS been a long wait since Michael Lavarch announced he was leaving his post as the Law Council of Australia’s Secretary-General. But former chai...
30 Mar 2004
ASX grabs law firm division
THE AUSTRALIAN Stock Exchange has for the first time seen the listing of a business ‘spin-off’ from a law firm. Noyce Legal last week announced th...
30 Mar 2004
LIV demands CPD, or else
PRACTITIONERS IN Victoria will be required to complete a minimum of 10 hours a year of continuing professional development if they want to maintain th...
30 Mar 2004
State “patchwork” defamation laws to be unstitched
THE FEDERAL Attorney-General’s recently proposed version of uniform defamation laws has received some criticism from members of the legal profession...
30 Mar 2004
One MDP down… more to follow?
IT CAN be confirmed that the Lawyers Weekly report last week, which claimed the final chapter of the KPMG Legal saga was being written, was correct.Ru...
30 Mar 2004
A-G and LCA to crack glass ceiling
THE AUSTRALIAN Government is continuing to lead by example on equitable briefing policies for female barristers, according to figures released by the ...
23 Mar 2004
A family affair in Cabinet condemned
PROPOSED CHANGES to family law arrangements, including a new families tribunal, are aimed at making the system more user-friendly. But the Law Council...
23 Mar 2004
Free rein for A-G on anti-terror powers
NEWLY PROPOSED proscriptive powers could be a carte-blanche for the federal Attorney General to ban organisations with suspected terrorist links, and ...
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