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3 Apr 2019
How the federal budget impacts the business of law
The 2019 federal budget has been handed down, with implications to be felt across Australia’s legal profession and the communities it serves. ...
Australian Law Reform Commission
3 Apr 2019
Lawyers nationwide condemn inaction on Indigenous incarceration
Member associations and legal advocacy groups have been unanimous in their condemnation of federal, state and territory governments and its failure t...
Parliament
2 Apr 2019
Legal aid misses out in 2019 federal budget
The 2019 federal budget has been handed down, with little promise of additional legal assistance funding, despite members of the profession calling f...
2 Apr 2019
ALA calls for CLS funding pre-budget
The Australian Lawyers Alliance has called for a ‘significant’ increase to community legal service funding on the eve of the federal budget’s re...
27 Mar 2019
Mortgage broker legal fund set to be established
Brokers are being asked to submit expressions of interest in whether they would support the establishment of a national mortgage broker legal fund tha...
27 Mar 2019
Time to control defection and return seat ownership to voters
Defection of members of parliament is increasingly seen as undermining the integrity of our electoral process and it is an issue that must be controll...
21 Mar 2019
New government initiative seeks to combat elder abuse
The Australian government has launched a national plan it said will combat the abuse of older Australians. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
21 Mar 2019
Pressure builds to move Tassie’s human rights laws into ‘modern world’
An Australian legal body has issued a series of letters to Tasmanian MPs, urging them to vote for amendments it says will help move the state’s huma...
20 Mar 2019
Law firms among those to feel implications of High Court appeal
An appeal being heard in the High Court of Australia today is set to have major implications for every employee and employer in Australia, including ...
20 Mar 2019
ACT Law Society reaffirms stance on ‘flawed’ scheme
The ACT Law Society says recent negotiations involving the proposed CTP scheme have failed to “address significant flaws” in the suggested legisl...
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