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9 May 2018
New laws put Australia's press freedom at risk
According to the Human Rights Law Centre, federal national security laws must be “seriously reworked” to properly protect journalists, their sourc...
8 May 2018
Death threats top stats for serious reoffending in Vic
Making threats to kill dominated the 2016–17 list of serious offences committed by people on a community correction order in Victoria, and were like...
Scales of Justice, LCA, Intelligence and Security that the Identity-matching Services Bill
8 May 2018
LCA: Identity-matching bill must draw a clear line
New legislation designed to help numerous government agencies identify faces in a crowd must more clearly define appropriate use, according to the nat...
7 May 2018
Palm Island settlement gives residents chance to heal
Described by the AHRC as one of Australia’s most significant racial discrimination cases, a recent Federal Court decision has led to the Qld gove...
4 May 2018
New AMP statement looks to absolve Clayton Utz
New comments from AMP today assert that advice received by Clayton Utz was indeed independent and not subject to influence, following suggestions to t...
4 May 2018
NSW AG: ‘We can show survivors we believe them’
New South Wales has become the first state in Australia to enact laws for a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse....
4 May 2018
Tapping into the ASEAN promise
Prosperity may be fabled to lie somewhere over the rainbow, but forecasters are confidently pointing to south-east Asia as a wellspring of opportunity...
3 May 2018
Lawyers respond to Vic state budget
The Victorian legal fraternity has welcomed the government budget announced this week, which will see $257.4 million flow to the state's justice sys...
3 May 2018
Qld’s fight against DV must do more, says family lawyer
A new campaign to curb domestic violence in the Sunshine State needs to remember that such violence does not only involve fists, according to a promin...
3 May 2018
It's time to give vulnerable Victorian families more help
It has been two years since significant changes were made to the laws for Victoria’s child protection system, writes Amy Schwebel. Write com...
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