Book commemorates diamond milestone for WA law societyDec 18 2017

Ninety years of Western Australia’s legal profession has been recorded in a special publication celebrating the group’s contributions to the community, legal aid and its mem

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

May 09 2017Vic Bar commends funds to back victims of crime

The Victorian government’s commitment to extra support services for victims in court has been appl...

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. Deals 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

Court gives green light for admission of former sex workerMay 03 2017

A Queensland law graduate has successfully appealed a decision by the state admissions board that refused to declare him fit to join the pro...

by Melissa Coade