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23 Jul 2018
What the passing of the Modern Slavery Bill will mean for businesses
The Modern Slavery Bill, introduced to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee last month, could see significant changes for busine...
domestic violence laws
23 Jul 2018
SA to crack down on domestic violence laws
South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has announced the state government has drafted new legislative measures in a bid to decrease the preva...
Australia, flag, personal injury claim
20 Jul 2018
Reducing the stigma associated with making a personal injury claim in Australia
In Australia, the personal injury industry is stained with a strong negative perception that is only increasing, writes Liam Millner. Write co...
20 Jul 2018
ALHR sounds alarm on offshore detention
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has slammed the forcible detention of asylum seekers to Australia in detention facilities across Papua New ...
19 Jul 2018
‘Enthusiastic yes’ proposal for consent laws concerning: ALA
The Australian Lawyers Alliance has urged the NSW Law Reform Commission to consider the use of restorative justice in its review of the state’s sexu...
19 Jul 2018
Dangerous or careless? Qld firm wants clarity
Queensland’s Creevey Russell Lawyers have questioned the interpretation of the state’s new traffic offence of “driving without due care and atte...
17 Jul 2018
Where do our A-Gs stand on policing sexual harassment in law?
Following our recent reporting about the effectiveness or otherwise of professional bodies in law to police and enforce codes of conduct, we reached o...
16 Jul 2018
5 judges appointed for Vic Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
The Victorian state government has elevated two judges to the Court of Appeal and appointed three new justices to the Supreme Court. Write com...
12 Jul 2018
Senate crossbenchers request AFP investigation following charges against former ACT A-G
Four crossbenchers in the Senate have written to the Australian Federal Police asking for an investigation into allegations that the federal governmen...
10 Jul 2018
Reflections on how far ATSI women in law have come
With NAIDOC Week kicking off this week, Lawyers Weekly spoke with two trailblazing women lawyers about their experiences, what issues are still being ...
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Local firms could face cyber challenges after High Court supports ATO’s use of leaked data
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Say your prayers: what employment law tells us about the Folau case
As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the sa...