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8 Jun 2018
Independent arbiters crucial in Australia’s new ‘mega-ministry’ era
Representative legal bodies have raised the alarm about “dangerous” attacks on courts and tribunals from the Australian government, with a reminde...
7 Jun 2018
Debate over Australia’s family court super merger fuels more criticism
Media scrutiny about the integrity of judges who will be impacted by a looming amalgamation of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit C...
Justice system, scales of Justice
6 Jun 2018
Worldwide, juvenile justice lacking
Kids caught up in the criminal justice system need focused rehabilitation and diversion programs, according to a new report produced by the Internatio...
5 Jun 2018
Prison population grows as NSW police get more funding: Law Society
The NSW Law Society has warned that court backlogs and delays will worsen if the state government fails to balance its investment in the courts by pou...
5 Jun 2018
Second Children's Court gets tick of approval for Youth Koori Court trial
A program designed to break the cycle of crime for vulnerable young Indigenous Australians will be rolled out to a second location in Sydney.  ...
1 Jun 2018
NSW, Macarthur law societies call for new justice precinct
The Law Society of NSW and Macarthur Law Society have jointly called for a new multijurisdiction court to address the urgent need for extra resources ...
30 May 2018
Family Court, Federal Circuit Court to merge
Attorney-General Christian Porter has today announced that a new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) is to be established and will b...
30 May 2018
Aboriginal Legal Service joins Indigenous coalition in advocacy promise
The 10-year anniversary of Australia’s Close the Gap policy marks an opportunity for leading Indigenous groups, including the ALS, to sharpen their ...
25 May 2018
Lawyers rail against mandatory sentencing for attacks on emergency services
Legal leaders in Victoria have made an urgent call for politicians to respect the independence of the bench, following new laws to introduce mandato...
24 May 2018
AMP scandal shouldn’t dissuade women from board aspirations
Senior members of the legal profession have argued that female board members resigning from AMP, in the wake of revelations at the banking royal commi...
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