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Politics
17 Jul 2018
Where do our A-Gs stand on policing sexual harassment in law?
Following our recent reporting about the effectiveness or otherwise of professional bodies in law to police and enforce codes of conduct, we reached o...
Barrister wigt, supreme court, court of appeal
16 Jul 2018
5 judges appointed for Vic Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
The Victorian state government has elevated two judges to the Court of Appeal and appointed three new justices to the Supreme Court. Write com...
Parliament house, senate, AFP investigations
12 Jul 2018
Senate crossbenchers request AFP investigation following charges against former ACT A-G
Four crossbenchers in the Senate have written to the Australian Federal Police asking for an investigation into allegations that the federal governmen...
10 Jul 2018
Reflections on how far ATSI women in law have come
With NAIDOC Week kicking off this week, Lawyers Weekly spoke with two trailblazing women lawyers about their experiences, what issues are still being ...
9 Jul 2018
NSW Bar president criticises ‘ill-timed’ comments from Minster for Police
New South Wales Bar Association president Arthur Moses SC has said recent comments from the state’s Minister for Policeabout the ongoing criminal pr...
6 Jul 2018
A-G makes 4 reappointments, 1 new appointment to AAT
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced four reappointments and one new appointment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Wr...
4 Jul 2018
Lawyers Alliance takes strong stance on Uluru Statement
The Australian Lawyers Alliance has responded to the recommendation of the referendum council to provide constitutional recognition to Indigenous Aust...
3 Jul 2018
Turnbull govt to restrict legal assistance to overseas offences
The federal government has revealed it will limit legal assistance to only those Australians overseas facing the death penalty, as part of an overhaul...
2 Jul 2018
Barristers respond to new briefing targets for women
Bar associations across the country are having their say on the federal government’s move to have all Commonwealth agencies reach specific targets f...
2 Jul 2018
WA Justice Centre needed to reduce crime rate
New research from The University of Western Australia’s Law School has modelled out the need for a Community Justice Centre to effectively address t...
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APPOINTMENTS
Appointed, handshake
Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
opinion
signing or renegotiating your employment contract
Jul 5 2018
5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
The excitement of starting a new role, especially in a competitive market, can often result in agree...
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Jun 4 2018
Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and...
ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...