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Lawyers respond angrily to delay on abortion decriminalisation vote
The Berejiklian government in New South Wales has postponed a vote to decriminalise abortion in the premier state, which has been labelled “an insul...
Christian Porter
20 Aug 2019
Whole-of-government legal services panel launched
Following a review conducted by the Attorney-General’s Department, a “diverse” panel has been created for the provision of legal services to the...
Hugh de Kretser
20 Aug 2019
Repeal of Medevac laws would be ‘cruel and unnecessary’
Laws allowing doctors to recommend people be evacuated from Manus Island and Nauru to Australia for medical treatment are “an important safeguard”...
15 Aug 2019
Catholic Church not ‘above the secular law’
Survivors of child sexual abuse deserve better than the continued suggestion that the Catholic Church in Australia does not have to comply with the la...
14 Aug 2019
Urgent reform needed for whistleblower laws
The recent AFP raids highlight the need to “rein in” laws that “damage Australia’s democracy”, according to the Human Rights Law Centre. ...
13 Aug 2019
Farm trespass laws must strike the right balance
Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory provisions and could stifle legitimate public debate, argues on...
9 Aug 2019
Proposed amendments to reproductive health bill must be rejected
Amendments being floated to the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill – which would make it harder for women to access reproductive care that already...
8 Aug 2019
Banerji case sends ‘warning shot’ for employees’ use of social media
The provisions of the Public Service Act do “not impose an unjustified burden” on the constitutionally implied freedom of political communication ...
5 Aug 2019
Why all MPs should vote for the Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill 2019
An estimated one in four women will have an abortion in their lifetime. This equates to just under one million women in NSW who are likely to seek an ...
1 Aug 2019
Marque Lawyers named legal rep in Frydenberg, Liu saga
Marque Lawyers has been confirmed as the legal representative acting on behalf of those who filed petitions in the High Court yesterday, alleging Fede...
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