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06:05
National redress scheme failing victims: report
A joint select committee review into the national institutional child abuse redress scheme has found the initiative is at ‘serious risk’ of not de...
Don Dale Youth Detention Centre
23 Apr 2019
NT government commits to youth justice betterment
The Northern Territory government has released a statement noting its commitment to implementation of youth justice initiatives and life outcome enhan...
Fiona McLeod
18 Apr 2019
‘I’m a problem-solver and a persuader’: McLeod
Speaking from the campaign trail in the Victorian electorate of Higgins, Fiona McLeod SC told Lawyers Weekly how her career at the bar has positioned ...
15 Apr 2019
Israel Folau’s sacking is about contract, not human rights
The pending termination of Israel Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia is a straightforward contractual matter, and there is no basis for trying to...
11 Apr 2019
Lack of positive human rights policy amplifies applicant stress
The lack of positive change to human rights and immigration law policy in Australia has created heightened stress for those the laws impact, with one ...
11 Apr 2019
LCA calls for action ahead of federal election
The Law Council of Australia has highlighted key areas of legislative reform it says needs improvement for the betterment of the Australian community,...
9 Apr 2019
Advocacy body rebuffs Morrison’s domestic and family violence grants
The Legal Aid funded Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW has expressed its dismay at the pledging of $10 million towards ‘whole o...
9 Apr 2019
Integrity Commission must ‘bring out the best’ in Australia’s democracy
If Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog is to be strong and effective, it will need $100 million per year to properly clamp down and ensure politica...
5 Apr 2019
Livestreaming laws revamp may have ‘serious unintended consequences’
Changes to legislation – in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack – require proper consultation and must be fair and effective, according ...
4 Apr 2019
Former Oxfam Australia CEO appointed to Judicial Commission of Victoria
The former chief executive officer for Oxfam Australia and former race discrimination commissioner has been appointed as a member of the Judicial Comm...
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The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...
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An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Ray...