Politics

Former federal judge, AHRC president named in Queen's Birthday honours listJun 12 2018

The Honourable Catherine Branson QC has been appointed a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list this year.

by Jerome Doraisamy

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Jun 11 2018LCA welcomes parliamentary espionage report

A new bipartisan advisory report on espionage and foreign interference gives hope that legislative a...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Jun 10 2018ALA slams ‘unfair’ eligibility requirements to redress scheme

With less than a month away before the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sex Abuse com...

by Emma Ryan

Jun 10 2018NSW government's move to dump successful PCA laws more about filling treasury coffers

Bizarre is a word often used to describe a deviation from what is normal or expected, which makes th...

by John Sutton

Jun 10 2018Lawyers call for more states to adopt mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

Lawyers for victims of child sexual abuse have urged all states to follow the ACT's move to legislat...

by Emma Ryan

Podcast: Australia's new, blended family courtJun 08 2018

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Michael Kearney SC, chair of the NSW Bar Association’s family law committee, talks about the i...

by Melissa Coade

Independent arbiters crucial in Australia’s new ‘mega-ministry’ era Jun 07 2018

Representative legal bodies have raised the alarm about “dangerous” attacks on courts and tribunals from the Australian government, with...

by Melissa Coade

Debate over Australia’s family court super merger fuels more criticismJun 06 2018

Media scrutiny about the integrity of judges who will be impacted by a looming amalgamation of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal...

by Melissa Coade

Worldwide, juvenile justice lacking Jun 05 2018

Kids caught up in the criminal justice system need focused rehabilitation and diversion programs, according to a new report produced by the ...

by Melissa Coade

Prison population grows as NSW police get more funding: Law SocietyJun 04 2018

The NSW Law Society has warned that court backlogs and delays will worsen if the state government fails to balance its investment in the cou...

by Melissa Coade