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LCA approves extension for court reform hearingsSep 19 2018

The Law Council of Australia has applauded the passing of a Senate motion to ensure public hearings into a proposed reform of the family court system will be held in “a timely

by Grace Ormsby

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Sep 17 2018Lawyers react to aged care royal commission

News of an impending royal commission into Australian aged care facilities has lawyers talking, with...

by Emma Ryan

Sep 16 2018WA to expunge historical homosexual convictions

Legislation to implement a scheme for the expungement of historical convictions related to consensua...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 13 2018NSW A-G announces high school legal education funding

Youth Law Australia has been awarded $60,000 to develop and deliver crime prevention-focused lesson ...

by Grace Ormsby

Sep 11 2018Correct the record on court merger: ABA

The Australian Bar Association is seeking a correction statement from federal Attorney-General Chris...

by Grace Ormsby

Voluntary euthanasia integral to Qld end-of-life inquirySep 10 2018

A Queensland lawyer has called into question the effectiveness of a government inquiry into end-of-life care if it doesn’t examine the int...

by Grace Ormsby

NSW to invest $10m for people with cognitive impairmentsSep 10 2018

The NSW government will, over the next two years, put $10 million towards assisting people with cognitive impairments to better understand t...

by Jerome Doraisamy

WA Law Society calls for reversal of ‘damaging’ budget cutsSep 09 2018

The Law Society of Western Australia has urged the state government to reverse its decision to axe $110,000 from the budget of the legal bod...

by Emma Ryan

LIV condemns parliament’s legal data breachSep 09 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria has expressed its disappointment at the release of sensitive and private information to the public by the Vict...

by Grace Ormsby

New DV laws to be introduced to NSW parliamentSep 05 2018

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the introduction of tougher strangulation laws in a reform package will send a strong messa...

by Grace Ormsby