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Government must be better leaders on business and human rights
Ahead of this year’s G20 Summit, one legal advocacy group has called on the federal government to demonstrate its commitment to implementing the UN ...
18 Jun 2019
We need an Australian Charter of Rights
Australia is the only Western liberal democracy without a federal charter of rights. The unprecedented federal police raids on our media and the Morri...
Tim Game SC
13 Jun 2019
Legal framework for public interest disclosures ‘inadequate’, says NSW Bar
Reflecting on the recent AFP raids on a journalist’s home and the national broadcaster, the New South Wales Bar Association has argued that the law ...
11 Jun 2019
Not ‘towards zero’?
The NSW government has made amendments to road transport legislation which it says is to support its road safety policy “Towards Zero”. The legisl...
10 Jun 2019
Over 50 legal orgs sign open letter in face of rising police strip searches
Representatives from over 50 legal organisations across NSW, including prominent members of the legal profession, have signed an open letter to the st...
7 Jun 2019
WA floats alternatives to jail
The Law Society of Western Australia has welcomed statements from notable state figures for the reduction of incarceration levels in the state. ...
6 Jun 2019
‘Sunlight is the best disinfectant’: AFP raids troubling lawyers
Legal institutions across the country continue to express concern at the actions of the Australian Federal Police, following a second raid in as many ...
5 Jun 2019
Raid on journalist’s house a ‘serious risk to democracy’
The raid on the residence of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst yesterday morning by the Australian Federal Police is “very concerning” and “...
4 Jun 2019
New whistleblowing laws, risks, policies and changes explained
It is more important than ever for businesses to review their compliance culture as one of the biggest changes to whistleblowing laws are set to begin...
3 Jun 2019
Australia must ‘quickly’ consider adopting a Bill of Rights: Michael Kirby
Former High Court justice Michael Kirby AC CMG has said the time has come for Australia to consider the introduction of a Bill of Rights, in order to ...
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