Politics

Second Children's Court gets tick of approval for Youth Koori Court trialJun 04 2018

A program designed to break the cycle of crime for vulnerable young Indigenous Australians will be rolled out to a second location in Sydney. 

by Melissa Coade

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May 31 2018NSW, Macarthur law societies call for new justice precinct

The Law Society of NSW and Macarthur Law Society have jointly called for a new multijurisdiction cou...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 30 2018Family Court, Federal Circuit Court to merge

Attorney-General Christian Porter has today announced that a new Federal Circuit and Family Court of...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 29 2018Aboriginal Legal Service joins Indigenous coalition in advocacy promise

The 10-year anniversary of Australia’s Close the Gap policy marks an opportunity for leading Indig...

by Melissa Coade

May 24 2018Lawyers rail against mandatory sentencing for attacks on emergency services

Legal leaders in Victoria have made an urgent call for politicians to respect the independence of th...

by Melissa Coade

AMP scandal shouldn’t dissuade women from board aspirationsMay 23 2018

Senior members of the legal profession have argued that female board members resigning from AMP, in the wake of revelations at the banking r...

by Jerome Doraisamy

ALHR supports call for safe access zones for abortionsMay 21 2018

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has backed a private member’s bill in NSW to introduce safe access zones to stop harassment at ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Civil limitation periods to be lifted for WA child sex abuse crimesMay 21 2018

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...

by Melissa Coade

Burnside calls Dutton’s new police powers ‘alarming’May 16 2018

Prominent barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC said that it will be a slippery slope “all the way to an Orwellian nightm...

by Jerome Doraisamy

More opportunities needed for lawyers with disabilitiesMay 16 2018

Many Australians living with disabilities are still treated as second-class citizens, and the legal profession needs to do better in its fac...

by Jerome Doraisamy