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15 Nov 2018
NT Law Society urges government to commit to ‘broken’ youth justice system
The Law Society Northern Territory has urged its state government to reform what’s being described as a broken youth justice system. Write c...
Santa Claus with big gift
14 Nov 2018
ACT Integrity Commission - The long-awaited Christmas gift is almost here
While the ACT’s anti-corruption body is finally taking shape and is expected to come into force by the end of the year, there are still major issue...
Red card
13 Nov 2018
Family law reform to punish overseas child abductors
An award-winning family law specialist has backed amendments to the Family Law Act, including greater consequences for those who abduct children. ...
13 Nov 2018
‘Veil of mystery’ on NSW pardon laws to be lifted
After almost a millennium of use, a monarchist power to pardon offenders for crimes committed will be made more transparent in NSW. Write comm...
12 Nov 2018
Foley’s defamation threat has implications for workplace victims of sexual harassment
Last Thursday’s proclamation by now-former NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley that he would commence defamation proceedings in response to allegations...
12 Nov 2018
Disabled young persons in aged care a breach of international law
Preventing disabled persons from living independently in the community means Australia is not fulfilling its international human rights obligations, A...
9 Nov 2018
Whistleblower protections pass SA parliament
Law reforms will now better protect South Australians who blow the whistle on corruption or maladministration in the public sector. Write comm...
9 Nov 2018
13 appointments made to AAT
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced 13 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
8 Nov 2018
UNSW Law centre working to aid refugees
A centre at UNSW Law has just marked its five-year anniversary, over which time it has spent dedicated to making a legal, policy and public impact for...
5 Nov 2018
Imprisonment, million-dollar fines for WHS breaches introduced in WA
New and harsher penalties have been introduced in Western Australia for breaches of workplace health and safety laws, further codifying the need for l...
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