Politics

Bipartisanship needed to address prison numbers, says former NSW A-GAug 25 2019

The number of people imprisoned, both in NSW and across the country, will continue to rise unless there is a bipartisan approach from both sides of politics as well as a concert

by Jerome Doraisamy

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Aug 25 2019Public drunkenness to be decriminalised in Victoria

The Andrews Labor government will abolish the crime of public drunkenness and replace it with an Abo...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Aug 22 2019LCA backs public consults into ‘rushed’ encryption legislation

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed a new review into encryption legislation, which it says wi...

by Emma Ryan

Aug 22 2019NSW to introduce chatbots to help solve legal queries

One-quarter of a million dollars has been invested into designing and building a chatbot to help vul...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Aug 21 2019Lawyers respond angrily to delay on abortion decriminalisation vote

The Berejiklian government in New South Wales has postponed a vote to decriminalise abortion in the ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Whole-of-government legal services panel launchedAug 19 2019

Following a review conducted by the Attorney-General’s Department, a “diverse” panel has been created for the provision of legal servi...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Repeal of Medevac laws would be ‘cruel and unnecessary’Aug 19 2019

Laws allowing doctors to recommend people be evacuated from Manus Island and Nauru to Australia for medical treatment are “an important sa...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Catholic Church not ‘above the secular law’Aug 14 2019

Survivors of child sexual abuse deserve better than the continued suggestion that the Catholic Church in Australia does not have to comply w...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Urgent reform needed for whistleblower lawsAug 13 2019

The recent AFP raids highlight the need to “rein in” laws that “damage Australia’s democracy”, according to the Human Rights Law C...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Farm trespass laws must strike the right balanceAug 12 2019

Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory provisions and could stifle legitimate public debate,...

by Jerome Doraisamy