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05:04
New government initiative seeks to combat elder abuse
The Australian government has launched a national plan it said will combat the abuse of older Australians. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
Tasmania
05:00
Pressure builds to move Tassie’s human rights laws into ‘modern world’
An Australian legal body has issued a series of letters to Tasmanian MPs, urging them to vote for amendments it says will help move the state’s huma...
Bartier Perry
20 Mar 2019
Law firms among those to feel implications of High Court appeal
An appeal being heard in the High Court of Australia today is set to have major implications for every employee and employer in Australia, including ...
20 Mar 2019
ACT Law Society reaffirms stance on ‘flawed’ scheme
The ACT Law Society says recent negotiations involving the proposed CTP scheme have failed to “address significant flaws” in the suggested legisl...
19 Mar 2019
‘Full force’ of Australian laws should apply to alleged terrorists
Australians who have travelled overseas to support terrorist organisations should be allowed back to Australia to face the full force of the nation’...
13 Mar 2019
2 judges elevated to Family Court
Two judges, previously presiding over the Federal Circuit Court, have been appointed to the Family Court of Australia. Write comment (0 Comme...
13 Mar 2019
Lawyers urge WA to break down ‘archaic’ sentencing laws
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has pleaded for the West Australian government to provide greater protection for children who are currently subj...
11 Mar 2019
Lawyers ‘alarmed’ by WA Police refusing medical treatment to woman in custody
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has condemned West Australian Police for its refusal to give access to medical treatment to a woman in 2017. ...
8 Mar 2019
Federal budget must include ‘huge boost’ to legal assistance funding
The levels of legal assistance funding in Australia are “abysmal” and are in need of urgent review and significant boost in the upcoming federal b...
8 Mar 2019
Tasmanian legal assistance to get a boost
Under the 2019 Solicitors’ Guarantee Fund Grants, both the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and the Magistrates Court of Tasmania will receive fundi...
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