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26 Jun 2018
‘Archaic, humiliating’ strip searches in Australia must end
The Human Rights Law Centre has delivered a statement at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling on the Australian govern...
Daniel Crennan QC
26 Jun 2018
Barrister named new ASIC deputy chair
The federal government has named a Victorian-based Queen’s Counsel as the new deputy chairperson of the Australian Securities and Investments Commis...
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25 Jun 2018
Australian barristers unite to support First Nations constitutional ‘voice’
Independent bar associations across Australia have come together for a joint submission pledging support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which...
25 Jun 2018
Genomic profiling a risk of exposing all
Australians have always held a stoic view around the protection of their privacy, writes Dr Elizabeth Sigston. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
25 Jun 2018
Compensation lawyer flags ‘unfair demonizing’ of elderly drivers
A Gold Coast compensation lawyer has condemned revived discussion on whether the elderly should be legally forced off the road as part of a safety me...
22 Jun 2018
Podcast: The politics and people of Australia’s refugee problem
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by RACS executive director partner Tanya Jackson-Vaughan.  Write comment ...
22 Jun 2018
‘Historic’ step for abuse survivors: LCA
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the official passage of Commonwealth legislation that will allow for the establishment of a national redress...
21 Jun 2018
Vic Law Reform Commission backs class action contingency fees
The Victorian Law Reform Commission has called for lawyers to be allowed to charge a percentage of the settlement in successful class actions, as part...
21 Jun 2018
National inquiry to target sexual harassment at work
The Australian Human Rights Commission yesterday launched what it is heralding as a world-first national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workpla...
20 Jun 2018
New data breach laws a potential honey pot for lawyers
Corporate Australia is in a bind of enveloped misconception, and it may be the lawyers who win the day, writes Michael Connory. Write comment ...
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