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11 Jun 2018
ALA slams ‘unfair’ eligibility requirements to redress scheme
With less than a month away before the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sex Abuse commences, the Australian Lawyers Association has sou...
11 Jun 2018
NSW 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 the NSW state government’s move to adopt Victoria...
Peeking child
11 Jun 2018
Lawyers 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 legislate new mandatory reporting requirements concerning...
8 Jun 2018
Podcast: Australia's new, blended family court
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Michael Kearney SC, chair of the NSW Bar Association’s family law committee, talks about the impact of a...
8 Jun 2018
Independent arbiters crucial in Australia’s new ‘mega-ministry’ era
Representative legal bodies have raised the alarm about “dangerous” attacks on courts and tribunals from the Australian government, with a reminde...
7 Jun 2018
Debate over Australia’s family court super merger fuels more criticism
Media scrutiny about the integrity of judges who will be impacted by a looming amalgamation of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit C...
6 Jun 2018
Worldwide, juvenile justice lacking
Kids caught up in the criminal justice system need focused rehabilitation and diversion programs, according to a new report produced by the Internatio...
5 Jun 2018
Prison population grows as NSW police get more funding: Law Society
The NSW Law Society has warned that court backlogs and delays will worsen if the state government fails to balance its investment in the courts by pou...
5 Jun 2018
Second Children's Court gets tick of approval for Youth Koori Court trial
A program designed to break the cycle of crime for vulnerable young Indigenous Australians will be rolled out to a second location in Sydney.  ...
1 Jun 2018
NSW, Macarthur law societies call for new justice precinct
The Law Society of NSW and Macarthur Law Society have jointly called for a new multijurisdiction court to address the urgent need for extra resources ...
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