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4 Dec 2018
Legal institutions and lawyers react to new royal commission
The Australian legal profession is having its say on Victoria’s newly-announced royal commission into the management of police informants, following...
3 Dec 2018
New royal commission announced in wake of questions about barrister informant
The Andrews government has announced it will establish a royal commission to independently inquire into Victoria Police’s recruitment and management...
3 Dec 2018
Qld Bill of Rights must be stronger, says ALA
National advocacy body Australian Lawyers Alliance has argued that the Queensland Bill of Rights will make a substantial difference, but improvements ...
30 Nov 2018
Proposed structural changes to family courts will not deliver desired outcomes: LCA
National legal advocacy body Law Council of Australia has recommended that bills to reform the structure of the existing Federal Circuit Court and Fam...
30 Nov 2018
Modern Slavery Act passes Senate
Australia’s first federal Modern Slavery Act, which has been long sought after by advocates, passed the Senate yesterday and will now move to the Ho...
29 Nov 2018
‘To be a woman lawyer is already a disruption to the previous status quo’
NSW marked 100 years of women being allowed to practice earlier this week, in a decision that “was perhaps the most significant piece of legislation...
29 Nov 2018
Despite Foley backtracking on defamation threat, disincentives to speak up remain
Former NSW opposition leader Luke Foley has said he won’t proceed with legal action against the ABC and a female journalist over sexual harassment a...
29 Nov 2018
Proposed amendments to foreign influence introduced
The federal government has introduced into Parliament amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme, with the intention of ensuring the sche...
27 Nov 2018
ALHR sounds alarm on NSW government child protection laws
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have slammed the NSW government’s changes to child protection laws, saying they fear it will create another stol...
26 Nov 2018
Mark Latham settles defamation case with Osman Faruqi
A settlement has been reached in the case of Osman Faruqi versus Mark Latham, with Mr Latham removing offensive statements made about Mr Faruqi and ag...
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