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LCA and ABA pair up to condemn violence towards Myanmar lawyersApr 14 2021

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) and the Australian Bar Association (ABA) have issued a joint statement following ongoing reports of violence towards lawyers and judges

by Emma Ryan

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Apr 14 2021‘Totally unacceptable’: LCA slams lack of action on Indigenous deaths in custody

Thirty years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) and the Law Co...

by Emma Ryan

Mar 29 2021Public submissions open for Crown royal commission

Public submissions are now open, inviting members of the community and organisations to share their ...

by Emma Ryan

Mar 28 2021‘Comprehensive action needed’: LCA urges government response to Indigenous incarceration report

The Law Council of Australia is strongly urging the Australian government to take a stand on the dis...

by Emma Ryan

Mar 24 2021Green light for wills, POA documents to be executed electronically in Victoria

Wills and power of attorney documents are now permitted to be executed electronically in Victoria, a...

by Emma Ryan

Government rejects call for state and territory family courtsMar 22 2021

The Morrison government has accepted more than half of the recommendations of the ALRC’s review of the family law system, but not one that...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Migration lawyers welcome end of dual regulationMar 22 2021

The removal of the dual regulation criteria for migration lawyers is a “welcome and hard-fought change”, say practitioners in this space...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Surveillance bill to wreak havoc on ‘innocent bystanders’ if passed: LCAMar 15 2021

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has again hit out of the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020, noting the ...

by Emma Ryan

ALHR welcomes release of refugees in immigration detentionMar 08 2021

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has welcomed a move by the federal government that will see the release of medically evacuated r...

by Emma Ryan

LIV backs proposal to expand anti-vilification lawsMar 07 2021

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has shared its view on reforms recommended by Parliament’s legal and social issues committee, which ca...

by Emma Ryan