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6 May 2019
Suppression Order changes pass Victorian Parliament
Late last week, the Victorian government enacted new laws which will give “more freedom” for victims of sexual or family violence to speak publicl...
3 May 2019
Clarity, compliance and other issues with our election donation laws
The recent Al Jazeera expose on One Nation seeking donations from the American-based National Rifle Association highlighted the importance of clarity ...
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten
3 May 2019
Federal election frontrunners’ workplace policies
With the federal election just over two weeks away, a multinational firm has considered the major parties’ workplace policies and how they may impac...
30 Apr 2019
LCA backs proposed multimillion-dollar justice package
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed a proposed multimillion-dollar package that aims to address systemic disadvantage in Indigenous communities...
26 Apr 2019
Barristers have the forensic skills to succeed in politics
In the second half of Lawyers Weekly’s conversation with Fiona McLeod SC, she explains why those from the bar possess the skills and experience nece...
24 Apr 2019
National redress scheme failing victims: report
A joint select committee review into the national institutional child abuse redress scheme has found the initiative is at ‘serious risk’ of not de...
23 Apr 2019
NT government commits to youth justice betterment
The Northern Territory government has released a statement noting its commitment to implementation of youth justice initiatives and life outcome enhan...
18 Apr 2019
‘I’m a problem-solver and a persuader’: McLeod
Speaking from the campaign trail in the Victorian electorate of Higgins, Fiona McLeod SC told Lawyers Weekly how her career at the bar has positioned ...
15 Apr 2019
Israel Folau’s sacking is about contract, not human rights
The pending termination of Israel Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia is a straightforward contractual matter, and there is no basis for trying to...
11 Apr 2019
Lack of positive human rights policy amplifies applicant stress
The lack of positive change to human rights and immigration law policy in Australia has created heightened stress for those the laws impact, with one ...
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