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21 Sep 2018
Victorian Law Reform Commission calls for greater victim support
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is calling for a new scheme to be introduced that will provide financial and practical assistance to victims of cr...
strategic lawsuits
21 Sep 2018
Strategic lawsuits against public participation – fight or flight?
Lawsuits that purport to limit public input are commonly used to silence critics and hinder freedom of expression, writes World Law Forum co-founders ...
Australian Women Lawyers
20 Sep 2018
Australian Women Lawyers join new Gender Equality Council
Legal advocacy group Australian Women Lawyers will be a member association of a new independent national body dedicated to driving gender equality. ...
20 Sep 2018
LCA approves extension for court reform hearings
The Law Council of Australia has applauded the passing of a Senate motion to ensure public hearings into a proposed reform of the family court system ...
18 Sep 2018
Lawyers react to aged care royal commission
News of an impending royal commission into Australian aged care facilities has lawyers talking, with one firm saying stakeholders in the sector will b...
17 Sep 2018
WA to expunge historical homosexual convictions
Legislation to implement a scheme for the expungement of historical convictions related to consensual homosexual activity passed through the West Aust...
14 Sep 2018
NSW A-G announces high school legal education funding
Youth Law Australia has been awarded $60,000 to develop and deliver crime prevention-focused lesson plans and resources to secondary teachers and stud...
12 Sep 2018
Correct the record on court merger: ABA
The Australian Bar Association is seeking a correction statement from federal Attorney-General Christian Porter MP, after comments he made to the medi...
11 Sep 2018
Voluntary euthanasia integral to Qld end-of-life inquiry
A Queensland lawyer has called into question the effectiveness of a government inquiry into end-of-life care if it doesn’t examine the introduction ...
10 Sep 2018
NSW to invest $10m for people with cognitive impairments
The NSW government will, over the next two years, put $10 million towards assisting people with cognitive impairments to better understand their right...
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