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9 Jul 2018
NSW Bar president criticises ‘ill-timed’ comments from Minster for Police
New South Wales Bar Association president Arthur Moses SC has said recent comments from the state’s Minister for Policeabout the ongoing criminal pr...
Appointments, passing of torch
6 Jul 2018
A-G makes 4 reappointments, 1 new appointment to AAT
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced four reappointments and one new appointment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Wr...
Aboriginal flag
4 Jul 2018
Lawyers Alliance takes strong stance on Uluru Statement
The Australian Lawyers Alliance has responded to the recommendation of the referendum council to provide constitutional recognition to Indigenous Aust...
3 Jul 2018
Turnbull govt to restrict legal assistance to overseas offences
The federal government has revealed it will limit legal assistance to only those Australians overseas facing the death penalty, as part of an overhaul...
2 Jul 2018
Barristers respond to new briefing targets for women
Bar associations across the country are having their say on the federal government’s move to have all Commonwealth agencies reach specific targets f...
2 Jul 2018
WA Justice Centre needed to reduce crime rate
New research from The University of Western Australia’s Law School has modelled out the need for a Community Justice Centre to effectively address t...
29 Jun 2018
Lawyers must overcome ‘burnout, compassion fatigue’ with refugee issues
Lawyers are “uniquely placed” to assist the most vulnerable members of our society, and thus need to ensure they are in a position to offer legal ...
29 Jun 2018
Tougher bullying laws needed to change attitudes
Whatever supressed psychological issues harbour deep within the psyche of bullies are, it’s an insidious act of unfair justice, writes Jessica Hick...
28 Jun 2018
Criminal charges brought against former ACT Attorney-General
Using parliamentary privilege, independent Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie has revealed that the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has filed cri...
27 Jun 2018
Family law reform — Beyond the proposed merger
While the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is still a long way away from completing the first comprehensive review of the family law system, th...
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