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Politics
24 Oct 2018
Four criminal lawyers arrested and charged with numerous offences
The Crime and Corruption Commission in Queensland has arrested and laid charges against six men, comprising four lawyers and two former clients, for ...
Parliament house
24 Oct 2018
Lawyers react to National Apology
Legal organisations and lawyers around the country have reacted to the National Apology delivered by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Parliament on Mo...
22 Oct 2018
NSW must ‘immediately follow’ Qld and decriminalise abortion
NSW is now the only jurisdiction in Australia where abortion remains a crime, and it must act now to address this anomaly, argues Australian Lawyers f...
19 Oct 2018
Get asylum seeker children off Nauru now: LCA
The Law Council of Australia has called for asylum seeker children and their families to be moved out of offshore detention in Nauru as a matter of ur...
18 Oct 2018
Controversial politician struck from solicitor’s roll
A former federal MP who was convicted of 12 counts of theft over a controversial sex scandal has had his practising certificate removed, following ca...
18 Oct 2018
Partners called to respond to amended tax rights
Partners have been invited to respond to changes to a new tax law that aims to enhance the integrity of concessions in relation to the partnership mo...
18 Oct 2018
LCA welcomes strategy to abolish death penalty worldwide
The Law Council of Australia has thrown its support behind the Australian government’s plans to help abolish the death penalty across the globe. ...
15 Oct 2018
Private schools should ‘never’ be able to expel kids based on sexuality: LCA
No blanket exception to anti-discrimination laws currently exists to allow private schools to expel students on the basis of their sexual orientation ...
10 Oct 2018
LIV appoints new CEO
The Law Institute of Victoria has named a new chief executive officer to “strengthen member services and advocate for the legal profession and commu...
9 Oct 2018
Lawyers ‘should not be shy’ to call out police misconduct
There are a myriad of issues surrounding police accountability in Australia at present, and legal professionals are well-placed to address such issues...
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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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What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
Legal education, lawyers, students
Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
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A letter to my law student self
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