Politics

New Prime Minister named: What it means for lawyersAug 23 2018

With the reins of Australian Prime Minister being taken over, legal professionals will be among those feeling the impact.

by Emma Ryan

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Aug 23 2018‘Not incapable’: Dutton cleared by S-G

Peter Dutton, the Member for Dickson and former Home Affairs and Immigration minister, has been deem...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Aug 23 2018‘Justice Impact Tests’ needed to improve access to legal assistance

Australia must follow the approach of the UK, Canada and a number of US states in addressing issues ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Aug 19 2018Why Australia needs a Bill of Rights

Speaking ahead of the 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Lawyers Weekly spoke w...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Aug 19 2018Doug Humphreys pushes for ‘much needed reform’ of coronial system

The president of the NSW Law Society, Doug Humphreys, has issued a letter to members, calling for re...

by Emma Ryan

DV victims need funding before cross-examination ban: LCAAug 16 2018

The Law Council of Australia has called on the Australian government to accept recommendations from a report which said a guarantee of addit...

by Grace Ormsby

Vic appoints 5 new magistrates, 4 new county judgesAug 15 2018

The Andrews government in Victoria has elevated five practitioners to the bench of the Magistrate’s Court, and four to judgeships of the C...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Lawyer urges ACT govt to urgently address CTP reform issuesAug 13 2018

A Canberra lawyer has called for the ACT government to address pressing issues surrounding the state’s compulsory third party scheme bef...

by Emma Ryan

Deakin students assisting NT mercy petitionAug 13 2018

Deakin law’s staff and students are fighting to release a young Aboriginal man from a Northern Territory prison who they note is serving a...

by Grace Ormsby

Family Court restructure must have ‘benefit of public input’Aug 13 2018

Changes to the family courts systems of the magnitude proposed by the federal government must be the subject of careful consideration by par...

by Jerome Doraisamy