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11 Apr 2019
LCA calls for action ahead of federal election
The Law Council of Australia has highlighted key areas of legislative reform it says needs improvement for the betterment of the Australian community,...
WDVCAS NSW's Hayley Foster
9 Apr 2019
Advocacy body rebuffs Morrison’s domestic and family violence grants
The Legal Aid funded Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW has expressed its dismay at the pledging of $10 million towards ‘whole o...
Serena Lillywhite
9 Apr 2019
Integrity Commission must ‘bring out the best’ in Australia’s democracy
If Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog is to be strong and effective, it will need $100 million per year to properly clamp down and ensure politica...
5 Apr 2019
Livestreaming laws revamp may have ‘serious unintended consequences’
Changes to legislation – in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack – require proper consultation and must be fair and effective, according ...
4 Apr 2019
Former Oxfam Australia CEO appointed to Judicial Commission of Victoria
The former chief executive officer for Oxfam Australia and former race discrimination commissioner has been appointed as a member of the Judicial Comm...
4 Apr 2019
Immigration law needs ‘less puritanism and more flexibility’
Immigration law in Australia is “more driven by a puritanical and punitive streak rather than a human right focus”, according to a specialist in t...
3 Apr 2019
‘Justice deficit’: LCA slams Frydenberg budget
The Law Council of Australia has criticised last night’s budget hand-down, citing it as “disappointing for Australia’s justice system”. ...
3 Apr 2019
Legal bodies sound alarm on NDIS 'under-spend'
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) have expressed disappointment about a "multi-billion under-spend" of Nati...
3 Apr 2019
G+T weighs in on tax changes
National law firm Gilbert + Tobin has provided some insight into what this year’s federal budget means for tax, suggesting the Treasurer’s delive...
3 Apr 2019
KWM clarifies budget’s royal commission measures
Three King & Wood Mallesons lawyers have penned an analysis piece, discussing the federal budget’s focus on royal commissions and additional fun...
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