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Politics
5 Oct 2018
Lawyer appointed new Race Discrimination Commissioner
A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience will take up the position of Race Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission. ...
Tasmania, new laws, confessional veil
4 Oct 2018
Tasmania says confessional veil to be lifted with new laws
The Tasmanian government has released draft legislation to “lift the veil of the confessional” and require the reporting of child sexual abuse. ...
4 Oct 2018
New Federal Court judge appointed
Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced a barrister as a new judicial appointment for the Federal Court of Australia. Write comment (...
4 Oct 2018
10 key justice issues must be addressed in Vic election, says LIV
Major political parties need to outline to all Victorians how they intend to address a myriad issues confronting the legal profession and the broader ...
3 Oct 2018
Turning targets into quotas may be necessary for equality at the bar
The bar is not currently attracting its fair share of the best and brightest lawyers, and thus a change in direction on the question of gender could b...
2 Oct 2018
Australia has become a human rights backwater
The litmus test for human rights in Australia is how it treats the most disadvantaged within the community, and on this measure, Australia has become ...
2 Oct 2018
New civil litigation laws welcome, says ALA
Australian Lawyers Alliance has welcomed the new civil litigation laws in NSW, which intend to remove barriers that have previously prevented survivor...
2 Oct 2018
ABC saga highlights importance of defined governance duties
The controversial sacking of Michelle Guthrie and subsequent resignation of Justin Milne from their respective positions at ABC highlight the importan...
28 Sep 2018
Firm highlights ‘lasting consequences’ following sacking of ABC MD Michelle Guthrie
An Australian law firm has opened up on the firing of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie, saying the dismissal should have lasting consequences fo...
25 Sep 2018
Royal commission into disability care sector still needed
The recent announcement to establish a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was necessary step, but the federal government must also lau...
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APPOINTMENTS
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
opinion
return on investment, money, cash, Australian dollars
Oct 2 2018
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,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...