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4 Mar 2005
Gadens reflects on PNG
PORT MORESBY was the setting for a major cocktail event last week when Gadens Lawyers pulled together a network of local political and business dignit...
4 Mar 2005
Lawyers prepare for Gold Coast’s POLA
MEMBERS OF the legal profession from across the Asia Pacific region will next month descend on the Gold Coast for the 16th annual POLA Conference, bei...
4 Mar 2005
Calls for closer ties between ASX and ASIC
THE AUSTRALIAN Stock Exchange (ASX) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) should work more closely on corporate governance i...
4 Mar 2005
Gadens goes green
THE GOOD intentions of the annual institution we call Clean Up Australia have found their way into Australian law firms, which are now able to demonst...
4 Mar 2005
Law Awards take new poll position
AS LAWYERS WEEKLY went to press earlier this week, finishing touches were being put to the website that will host an online poll which will revolution...
4 Mar 2005
Acting against Victoria’s judges?
THE VICTORIAN Nationals argue the proposed Bill “comes on top of mistakes made by this government”, while the Liberals have “substan...
25 Feb 2005
Judges deserve pay after social extradition: Senator
A QUEENSLAND senator has spoken out against proposals to dock judges’ pay and superannuation, claiming any plans to do so misunderstand what it is j...
25 Feb 2005
Lawyer warns of new visa rules
A SYDNEY immigration lawyer has warned that employers who hire foreign nationals to work in Australia and sponsor them for permanent resident visas ne...
25 Feb 2005
Hulls demands a human rights revolution
AUSTRALIA SHOULD be disappointed in itself, the first law officer of Victoria said last week. It is Australians’ “collective shame” that...
25 Feb 2005
North calls for a united and brave profession
IT WAS a week of good conscience as calls came from across Australia last week for the legal profession to help in the fight for human rights. The pea...
25 Feb 2005
UTS brings lawyers to the lab
A WORLD-FIRST handbook for lawyers, police and scientists on the use of DNA evidence was launched this week at the University of Technology, Sydney (U...
25 Feb 2005
States slam single national IR system
STATE GOVERNMENTS have lined up to oppose Federal Government plans to introduce a national industrial relations system.Industrial relations reform is ...
25 Feb 2005
Qld flaunts courts’ success
QUEENSLAND IS setting standards the rest of Australia should pay close attention to, the State’s government suggested last week. Apparently, the Sun...
25 Feb 2005
Barrister faults the Corporations Act
A NEW South Wales barrister has stumbled on what appears to be a loophole in the Corporations Act that has for years been causing trouble for lawyers ...
25 Feb 2005
Qld rehires legal eagles
IN A case of a bird being worth more in the hand, it seems, the Queensland Government has manoeuvred to reposition a number of its key legal players. ...
25 Feb 2005
Premiums trend reversed: ACCC
THE FULL impact of nationwide tort law reform is only now being felt, with trends being countered by a downward movement in premiums, according to a c...
18 Feb 2005
TPA changes signal compliance crunch
THE FEDERAL Treasurer Peter Costello’s announcement last month that the Trade Practices Act 1974 is to be amended to include criminal sanctions has ...
18 Feb 2005
Senior judge calls for web blackout
A SUPREME Court judge’s call to find a way to prevent jurors from researching cases online has been branded “silly and unworkable” by a ...
18 Feb 2005
Don’t over emphasise culture fits in M&A
AS THE catchphrase ‘culture fit’ takes its place in the lingo of mergers and acquisitions, sources suggest that while cultural synergy between mer...
18 Feb 2005
Plaintiffs are losers after ‘drastic’ tort reforms
THE HIGH Court of Australia’s decision last week to uphold a jury’s decision to award $3.75 million in damages to a plaintiff who was injured whil...
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