Politics

LCA offers input on Indigenous voice to parliament consultationNov 03 2019

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has responded to a recent announcement made by minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt AM which proposed a co-desig

by Emma Ryan

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Oct 30 2019When is an ‘imitation’ handgun a real gun?

We recently had an instance of what can possibly happen in a scenario like the one above. A young cl...

by John Gooley

Oct 28 2019Uluru Statement proves that ‘while the law can oppress, the law can also redeem’

Constitutional reform is a long game and engaging in deliberative dialogue processes – as well as ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Oct 27 2019Recognising animals as sentient crucial for advancing animal welfare legislation

The recognition of animal sentience in ACT legislation is a positive step for animal protection that...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Oct 23 2019Rosie Batty, Women’s Legal Services Australia team up for family law reforms

Former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has partnered with women’s legal services across Austral...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Defence of ‘extraordinary emergency’ not likely to apply to climate protestersOct 21 2019

Protesters with groups such as Extinction Rebellion who get charged with actions such as gluing themselves to the road will probably not be ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

UN and human rights lawyers slam Australia for digital welfare ‘fiasco’Oct 20 2019

A United Nations human rights expert has slammed Australia and Prime Minister Scott Morrison for the failed, and possibly illegal, emergence...

by Naomi Neilson

Victoria moves to modernise its appeals systemOct 16 2019

The Andrews government in Victoria has this week introduced legislation which it hopes will make appeals proceedings more efficient and tran...

by Jerome Doraisamy

LCA supports lifting minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14Oct 15 2019

A private members bill to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility for Commonwealth offences to 14 years is being supported by ...

by Emma Ryan

ALHR slams government move to fast-track anti-protest lawsOct 13 2019

The Queensland government’s proposal to fast-track anti-protest laws is being strongly condemned by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, w...

by Emma Ryan