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26 Aug 2019
Bipartisanship needed to address prison numbers, says former NSW A-G
The number of people imprisoned, both in NSW and across the country, will continue to rise unless there is a bipartisan approach from both sides of po...
Jill Hennessy
26 Aug 2019
Public drunkenness to be decriminalised in Victoria
The Andrews Labor government will abolish the crime of public drunkenness and replace it with an Aboriginal-led health-based response, in order to pro...
Parliament House
23 Aug 2019
LCA backs public consults into ‘rushed’ encryption legislation
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed a new review into encryption legislation, which it says will play a vital role in ensuring public trust. ...
23 Aug 2019
NSW to introduce chatbots to help solve legal queries
One-quarter of a million dollars has been invested into designing and building a chatbot to help vulnerable people solve common legal problems in New ...
22 Aug 2019
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...
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...
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...
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