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Politics
30 Jul 2018
Sports and the law driving Australia’s next economic giant
It wasn’t so long ago when Australia’s economy rode the sheep’s back. Livestock and wool were, with mining and steel, our traditional exports of...
school, violence, bully
26 Jul 2018
Time for a law change to fight school violence
There’s been an alarming increase in WorkCover claims by Queensland teachers subjected to violence in their classrooms and we may need a significant...
Autonomous vehicles
25 Jul 2018
Autonomous vehicles are here, but where is the law?
What was once confined to the realms of science fiction is now a reality: autonomous vehicles are coming at us faster than the law can keep up, writes...
25 Jul 2018
Visual arts, storytelling to help communicate legal advice for remote communities
A new project, funded by the federal government, will communicate legal advice to people in remote communities using visual arts and storytelling. ...
25 Jul 2018
LIV slams mandatory sentencing proposal
The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has reaffirmed its opposition to the “disproportionate and unjustified” Victorian state government proposal fo...
24 Jul 2018
Don’t criminalise ‘honest belief’ in sexual consent: NSW Bar
The NSW Bar Association has argued, in a submission to the state government, that a person should not be convicted of sexual assault if he or she hone...
24 Jul 2018
WA becomes latest state to issue revenge porn crackdown
Western Australia’s state government has announced a “landmark” legal reform which aims to stamp out revenge porn. Write comment (0 Co...
24 Jul 2018
Fight against fake news needs new defamation laws
A Queensland lawyer has slammed Australia’s regulation of defamation in the digital age, pointing to the lack of accountability required by the “t...
23 Jul 2018
What the passing of the Modern Slavery Bill will mean for businesses
The Modern Slavery Bill, introduced to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee last month, could see significant changes for busine...
23 Jul 2018
SA to crack down on domestic violence laws
South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has announced the state government has drafted new legislative measures in a bid to decrease the preva...
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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...
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