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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...
28 May 2019
Morrison government ‘does not have a clear mandate’ to repeal Medevac Bill
With federal parliament set to resume shortly, any attempt to unwind recently passed legislation that provides access to medical care for persons in o...
28 May 2019
A-G Porter to focus on ‘a number of major reforms’
Christian Porter, who has been re-appointed as Attorney-General, has listed the structural reform of the family courts, establishment of an integrity ...
21 May 2019
Holding Redlich responds to death of former client, Bob Hawke
National firm Holding Redlich has paid tribute to the late and former prime minister of Australia, the Honourable Bob Hawke AC, following his passing ...
18 May 2019
Federal election results in: What it means for lawyers
The results of the 2019 federal election have been confirmed, with the legal community among those set to feel the effect. Write comment (13 ...
17 May 2019
Integrity Commission will require bipartisanship and consultation to be effective
In order for the proposed National Integrity Commission to be functional and effective, it will require proper consultation, collaboration and biparti...
16 May 2019
SA Law Society backs warnings on state’s court funding
The Law Society of South Australia has supported comments from the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court about the need for greater court resou...
15 May 2019
Detention of kids in adult watch-houses a ‘national crisis’
Australia is failing in its duty of care to young people, with urgent action required to end the practice of detaining children in adult watch-houses ...
14 May 2019
Labor’s budget plan identifies legal funding
With the federal election now just days away, the Labor Party has released its budget plan, which shows a number of justice projects, areas for legisl...
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