Surge in remand population results in unfair prison sentencesFeb 05 2020

Victorian judges are handing down tough retrospective prison terms rather than more appropriate community correction orders because an increasing number of defendants are on rem

by Adam Thorn


Dec 18 2017Book commemorates diamond milestone for WA law society

Ninety years of Western Australia’s legal profession has been recorded in a special publication ce...

by Melissa Coade

Jul 13 2017QLS 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 o...

by Melissa Coade

May 10 2017NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

Over $200 million will be invested in recruiting extra personnel for correctional facilities plus ne...

by Melissa Coade

May 09 2017The legal budget breakdown 2017

Where the chips fall in Australia's federal budget can tip the scales of justice, with big implicati...

by Melissa Coade and Tom Lodewyke

Vic Bar commends funds to back victims of crimeMay 09 2017

The Victorian government’s commitment to extra support services for victims in court has been applauded by the state bar association. Big...

by Melissa Coade

WTO rolls big tobaccoMay 07 2017

A leaked draft ruling has revealed that the World Trade Organisation is likely to uphold Australia’s plain packaging laws. Former attorney...

by Tom Lodewyke

Court rebukes ‘waste’ of lawyers piled on bankruptcy matterMay 07 2017

A judge has lamented the unnecessary "general model" of putting many more lawyers on a case than needed and duplicating work which barrister...

by Melissa Coade

NSW civic servant picked to head Legal Aid May 07 2017

A new CEO for Legal Aid NSW has been named by the state attorney general. Big Law Write comment (0 Comments) ...

by Melissa Coade

Academics release scathing brief on asylum seeker policyMay 04 2017

The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW has released a new policy brief on Australia’s treatment of boat arrivals, which i...

by Tom Lodewyke