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6 Apr 2018
Review into comp, rehab for veterans welcomed
A multinational firm has welcomed the federal government's launch of an independent inquiry into the existing compensation and rehabilitation system ...
Aus firm welcomes Senate report to combat ‘lagging’ cyber safety
5 Apr 2018
Aus firm welcomes Senate report to combat ‘lagging’ cyber safety
Maurice Blackburn has applauded a Senate committee report outlining recommendations to address the pressing issue of cyber bullying across the country...
4 Apr 2018
In boom and bust we must retain trust
In 2017, Australia’s insolvency industry underwent two tranches of law reform. Passed in September, the amended legislation, Treasury Laws Amendment...
3 Apr 2018
Government picks Victorian QC to be ASIC enforcer
The federal government has named barrister Daniel Crennan QC as the person it wants to take the newly created position of second deputy chairperson at...
22 Mar 2018
ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights
The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its internat...
21 Mar 2018
Injury lawyer warns latest on widespread elder abuse
A Brisbane-based injury compensation lawyer has warned that a national plan to address the growing issue of elder abuse “would lack any bite under c...
20 Mar 2018
ALA slams Dutton’s ‘power grab’ on visa cancellations
A leading legal professionals association has warned that plans by the federal government to examine reviews of visa cancellations made on criminal gr...
19 Mar 2018
New debt recovery laws welcomed: CLCNSW
Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW), together with Redfern Legal Centre, has applauded key amendments made to the State Debt Recovery Bill 2017. ...
15 Mar 2018
Robust talks with ASEAN leaders critical: Human Rights Watch
A briefing paper released ahead of the ASEAN-Australia special summit this weekend has called for Malcolm Turnbull to engage with some of the region...
15 Mar 2018
NSW land-clearing laws dubbed invalid
The New South Wales government’s land-clearing code has been declared invalid by the state’s Land & Environment Court. Write comment ...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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Jun 19 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...