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SA justice system receives $15m boostJun 01 2020

The South Australian government has pledged $15 million to overhaul audiovisual link technology as part of its response to COVID-19.

by Jerome Doraisamy

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May 15 2020Amal Clooney: Australia can be a ‘global leader on human rights’

Renowned barrister Amal Clooney has urged Australia to adopt laws that lead the world in defending h...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 11 2020Funding boost to legal services a good first step

Additional funding for frontline legal services during COVID-19 has been welcomed, but should be see...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 01 2020Victorian Supreme Court rules government breached duty of care in COVID-19 prison case

The Supreme Court of Victoria has found that the state government breached its duty to take reasonab...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Apr 27 2020Legal concerns remain following release of COVIDSafe app

While advocacy bodies support the government’s efforts to combat coronavirus, there are outstandin...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Video tech now allowed for witnessing docs in NSWApr 22 2020

A new temporary regulation made by NSW Governor Margaret Beazley allows for videoconferencing technology to be used in witnessing legal docu...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Advocates hit Dutton with COVID-19 legal challengeApr 21 2020

A legal challenge against Minister Peter Dutton and the Department of Home Affairs has been filed on behalf of a refugee in immigration dete...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Press freedom still under threat despite High Court decisionApr 16 2020

The AFP raid on journalist Annika Smethurst may have been ruled unlawful, but there remain concerns about the ongoing vulnerability of publi...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Free legal service for pandemic-related matters launched in NSWApr 15 2020

The state government of NSW, Legal Aid NSW and LawAccess NSW have teamed up for a free legal help service people facing legal issues under t...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Legal groups back Senate Select Committee into COVID-19 responseApr 08 2020

Advocates in the legal profession are pledging support for a new cross-party Senate Select Committee to review and report on the Australian ...

by Jerome Doraisamy