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22 May 2018
ALHR supports call for safe access zones for abortions
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has backed a private member’s bill in NSW to introduce safe access zones to stop harassment at abortion c...
21 May 2018
Civil limitation periods to be lifted for WA child sex abuse crimes
New laws in Western Australia mean that survivors of child sexual abuse will be able to seek redress in the civil courts, no matter how long ago they ...
Peter Dutton
17 May 2018
Burnside calls Dutton’s new police powers ‘alarming’
Prominent barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC said that it will be a slippery slope “all the way to an Orwellian nightmare” if ...
17 May 2018
More opportunities needed for lawyers with disabilities
Many Australians living with disabilities are still treated as second-class citizens, and the legal profession needs to do better in its facilitation ...
17 May 2018
LIV CEO hands in resignation
The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Council has revealed its chief executive Nerida Wallace has resigned after a “mutual agreement” was reached. ...
16 May 2018
‘Resources-strapped’ legal centres affecting access to justice
The Australian Lawyers Alliance has voiced their concerns about the lack of commitment for additional funding to the legal aid sector. Write c...
16 May 2018
Law Society: ‘Antiquated laws’ compromise safety of sex workers in SA
Measures to fully decriminalise sex work in South Australia has been welcomed by two of the state’s legal representative bodies, who say that sex wo...
16 May 2018
LCA welcomes proposal to repeal ASIO detention powers
The leading national legal advocacy group has given a strong endorsement to recommendations to scale back the scope of the national security agency’...
15 May 2018
Hillary Clinton: ‘Compete for what you believe in’
On her Australian tour, former lawyer and US presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton argued for more women to enter the political arena in orde...
15 May 2018
Vic on board for national redress scheme
A new bill introduced on Tuesday, 8 May, brings Victoria a step closer to participating in the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional ...
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