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Politics
16 May 2018
Law Society: ‘Antiquated laws’ compromise safety of sex workers in SA
Measures to fully decriminalise sex work in South Australia has been welcomed by two of the state’s legal representative bodies, who say that sex wo...
Parliament house
16 May 2018
LCA welcomes proposal to repeal ASIO detention powers
The leading national legal advocacy group has given a strong endorsement to recommendations to scale back the scope of the national security agency’...
Hillary Clinton
15 May 2018
Hillary Clinton: ‘Compete for what you believe in’
On her Australian tour, former lawyer and US presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton argued for more women to enter the political arena in orde...
15 May 2018
Vic on board for national redress scheme
A new bill introduced on Tuesday, 8 May, brings Victoria a step closer to participating in the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional ...
11 May 2018
Podcast: A vision for law & justice
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, president of the Law Society of NSW, Doug Humphreys OAM, explains how we can fix a justice system in crisi...
10 May 2018
Call on regulator — Keep Tranche 2 simple
While Australia rates as a medium- to low-risk country in the 2017 Basel AML Index and is ranked number 131 out of 146 countries monitored for money ...
10 May 2018
Lawyers respond to 2018 federal budget
There have been mixed reactions from members of the legal profession towards the 2018 federal budget, which was revealed Tuesday night. Write ...
9 May 2018
#Auslaw and the 2018 budget reveal
Lawyers Weekly follows the money to see what the 2018–19 federal budget allocation means for Australia’s justice system, the courts and taxation. ...
9 May 2018
New laws put Australia's press freedom at risk
According to the Human Rights Law Centre, federal national security laws must be “seriously reworked” to properly protect journalists, their sourc...
8 May 2018
Death threats top stats for serious reoffending in Vic
Making threats to kill dominated the 2016–17 list of serious offences committed by people on a community correction order in Victoria, and were like...
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