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Calls to crack down on powers of attorney practiceJan 20 2021

An independent body based in South Australia has become the latest to urge intervention on current law and practice regarding powers of attorney.

by Emma Ryan

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Jan 13 2021UN rejects call to end investigation into Australia’s extradition bail law

The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has rejected an appeal from Australia to dismiss a...

by Tony Zhang

Jan 07 2021Do the litigation and class action recommendations go far enough?

Firms have offered their take on the handing down of the final report into the litigation and clas...

by Emma Ryan

Jan 05 2021Media freedom reforms welcomed

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has backed the government’s acceptance of recommendations made...

by Emma Ryan

Dec 23 2020Jill Hennessy’s replacement revealed

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed a cabinet reshuffle which includes the appointment of...

by Emma Ryan

VIC A-G to step downDec 16 2020

Citing family reasons, Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has announced she will step back from her ministerial role in the Andrews Go...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Australia should join the global Magnitsky movementDec 08 2020

Australia should take the next step in becoming a global leader in human rights and enact a world-leading law to apply targeted sanctions to...

by Tony Zhang

New approach launched to tackle growing family violenceDec 07 2020

A new $13.5 million pilot program has been launched to enhance protections for families entering the family law system who are at risk of do...

by Tony Zhang

Tougher laws across Australia needed to tackle elder abuseDec 01 2020

Tougher laws on paid carers and powers of attorney are needed to protect the elderly from abuse as new reforms to strengthen Queensland’s ...

by Tony Zhang

RBA delivers final rate day call of 2020Dec 01 2020

In this special announcement, in partnership with Legal Home Loans, learn the outcome of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s December board me...

by Emma Ryan