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5 Mar 2019
High-profile barrister announces MP intention
A high-profile barrister has announced his intention to take on the major parties and deputy Liberal leader Josh Frydenberg by running for election in...
John Quigley
4 Mar 2019
WA to join Legal Profession Uniform Law Scheme
The Attorney-General of Western Australia, John Quigley MLA, has announced that the western state will adopt the Legal Profession Uniform Law, moving ...
Source: humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au
4 Mar 2019
‘Clarion call’ should seek stronger sexual harassment laws
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights commissioner is calling for a stronger legal framework to deal with sexual harassment complaints, aft...
1 Mar 2019
Qld lawyers respond to passing of Human Rights Act
Member associations and advocacy groups have welcomed the looming Human Rights Act in Queensland, after the bill for its enactment passed the state...
28 Feb 2019
Does the Pell trial demonstrate that suppression orders are futile?
In today’s landscape, there exist real questions as to whether suppression orders should continue to be made, argues a Sydney-based managing partner...
28 Feb 2019
Labor proposes new bank levy to fund financial rights lawyers
The Australian Labor Party has announced that it will introduce a new levy on ASX100-listed banks to hire more financial rights lawyers and financial ...
28 Feb 2019
New initiative to support victims and witnesses of crime
In response to the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the federal government has announced ...
27 Feb 2019
LCA backs Labor on financial rights access to justice pledge
The Law Council of Australia is “very supportive” of the Labor Party’s promise of a $120 million contribution, over four years, from the banking...
27 Feb 2019
Calls for Dubbo drug court pick up
With the NSW state election next month, a local legal body has urged all political parties to formally commit to a Drug Court and Rehabilitation Cent...
27 Feb 2019
Independent SA body to undertake examination of state abortion laws
An independent institution from South Australia has been selected to undergo a study into the state’s abortion laws as part of a plan to reform legi...
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