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19 Dec 2017
Book commemorates diamond milestone for WA law society
Ninety years of Western Australia’s legal profession has been recorded in a special publication celebrating the group’s contributions to the commu...
Christine Smyth
14 Jul 2017
QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’
A Brisbane court’s decision to imprison high-profile criminal lawyer Timothy Meehan for a period of five-and-a-half years has been endorsed by the l...
scale of justice
11 May 2017
NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending
Over $200 million will be invested in recruiting extra personnel for correctional facilities plus new measures to improve community safety as part of ...
10 May 2017
The legal budget breakdown 2017
Where the chips fall in Australia's federal budget can tip the scales of justice, with big implications for lawyers, law students and the wider commun...
10 May 2017
Vic Bar commends funds to back victims of crime
The Victorian government’s commitment to extra support services for victims in court has been applauded by the state bar association. Write ...
8 May 2017
WTO rolls big tobacco
A leaked draft ruling has revealed that the World Trade Organisation is likely to uphold Australia’s plain packaging laws. Former attorney-general N...
8 May 2017
Court rebukes ‘waste’ of lawyers piled on bankruptcy matter
A judge has lamented the unnecessary "general model" of putting many more lawyers on a case than needed and duplicating work which barristers could do...
8 May 2017
NSW civic servant picked to head Legal Aid
A new CEO for Legal Aid NSW has been named by the state attorney general. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
5 May 2017
Academics release scathing brief on asylum seeker policy
The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW has released a new policy brief on Australia’s treatment of boat arrivals, which it says is ...
4 May 2017
Court gives green light for admission of former sex worker
A Queensland law graduate has successfully appealed a decision by the state admissions board that refused to declare him fit to join the profession on...
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