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25 Feb 2019
‘Lack of transparency’ in AAT appointments slammed
The Law Council of Australia has described the Morrison government’s processes in appointing members to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as “se...
Parliament
21 Feb 2019
‘Catastrophic’ court merger must be rejected
The recently-released Senate report into the proposed merger of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court “has exposed deep flaws and ...
Jill Hennessy
21 Feb 2019
Victoria to see vast changes to suppression orders
The first stage of a “suppression order overhaul” has kicked off in Victoria, with new reforms set to impact victims of sexual or family violence ...
20 Feb 2019
Why more lawyers should run for Parliament
Lawyers Weekly spoke with barrister Zali Steggall, the independent running against Tony Abbott in Warringah, and boutique firm principal Pallavi Sinha...
19 Feb 2019
Christmas Island re-opening a ‘political reaction’
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights says it is ‘deeply troubled’ by the Prime Minister’s announcement that the government will re-open Christmas...
18 Feb 2019
Police airport powers must incorporate individual rights recommendations
Australian airports will be safer, and the rights of individuals better protected, if parliamentary recommendations are applied to the Crime Legislati...
15 Feb 2019
More legal professionals implicated, Lawyer X to appear before RC
The Victorian police informants royal commission kicked off this morning with a directions hearing, at which both the commissioner and counsel assisti...
15 Feb 2019
‘Revenge porn’ now outlawed in Queensland
People convicted of sharing revenge porn images could face up to three years’ imprisonment, following the passage of new laws from the Queensland st...
14 Feb 2019
High Court extends prohibition on disclosure of Lawyer X’s name
The High Court has further extended the prohibition of disclosure, by publication or other means, of the identity of the Melbourne-based barrister at ...
14 Feb 2019
National Integrity Commission must uphold separation of powers
If a Federal Judicial Commission to investigate alleged judicial misconduct is not separated from the federal government’s proposed National Integri...
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