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19 Jul 2019
Laws stripping dual nationals of citizenship must be repealed
The federal government should repeal laws that strip Australian dual nationals of their citizenship and place them at an unacceptable risk of stateles...
Arthur Moses SC
19 Jul 2019
Legal bodies urge government to abandon family court merger
Several legal bodies have joined forces in urging the federal government not to reintroduce “flawed” family court merger bills, noting such a move...
Parliament house
18 Jul 2019
Proposed religious anti-discrimination laws to heighten bigotry in business, lawyer says
A Melbourne-based employment lawyer says plans to safeguard religious freedom through the introduction of new laws have the potential to alienate mino...
5 Jul 2019
Government rejection of CTP scheme recommendations ‘bitterly disappointing’
The Law Society of South Australia is disappointed that several recommendations into the Social Development Committee’s review of the CTP scheme hav...
3 Jul 2019
Lawyers’ open letter backs press freedom
A number of Australian lawyers have banded together to voice concern over the recent AFP raids on journalism and the media in an open letter to the At...
3 Jul 2019
Health practitioners warned against breaching informed consent laws
The Law Institute of Victoria has warned state health practitioners in aged care facilities against administering prescription pharmaceuticals without...
1 Jul 2019
New Australian Lawyers Alliance president appointed
National advocacy group Australian Lawyers Alliance has appointed its new president as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Write comment (0 C...
1 Jul 2019
WA Law Society takes payroll tax stance
The Law Society of Western Australia has expressed its support for an increase to the payroll tax threshold for small businesses in the state. ...
27 Jun 2019
Minimum criminal age must be lifted to 14 years, says LCA
Federal, state and territory jurisdictions need to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14 years and remove the “fraught” doli inca...
26 Jun 2019
Vic A-G refers murder conviction based on Lawyer X’s conduct to Court of Appeal
There is credible evidence to suggest that “there may have been a miscarriage of justice arising from Nicola Gobbo’s conduct and use as a human so...
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