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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...
Greg McIntyre
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. ...
Australian Federal Police
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 ...
3 Jun 2019
Victoria passes new guardian and administration laws
New laws have passed Victorian Parliament which intend to better protect the rights of adults with disabilities to make and participate in decisions t...
30 May 2019
LIV considers stance on state budget
The Law Institute of Victoria has welcomed a state government commitment to ‘tackling the causes of crime’ in Victoria. Write comment (0 ...
29 May 2019
Restraint needed on social media, especially by partners
Following recent Lawyers Weekly reporting that legal professionals have more freedom to post social, political or religious views online than sportspe...
29 May 2019
‘The time is right’ for PM to enshrine First Nations Voice in constitution
Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a “unique opportunity” to work with Indigenous Peoples and enshrine the First Nations Voice int...
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