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18 Feb 2019
Concerns remain with ‘disjointed, piecemeal’ court merger bills
In the wake of the release of recommendations about the proposed merger of the Federal Circuit and Family Courts from the Senate Legal and Constitutio...
High Court
14 Feb 2019
Trial judges should not voice opinions to juries on disputes of fact: High Court
Obiter dicta from the High Court of Australia yesterday made clear that trial judges should avoid commenting on or advising how disputed questions of ...
Tim Game
14 Feb 2019
NSW Bar shuts down ‘judicial overreach’ claims
The NSW Bar Association has expressed its concern around claims alleging judicial overreach in a recent NSW decision to disallow the development of a ...
12 Feb 2019
Silks embody ‘excellence in learning and moral leadership’
Speaking last week at the annual Silks and Bows dinner, High Court Justice James Edelman said that the appointment to the rank of Senior Counsel or Qu...
11 Feb 2019
Federal Circuit Court judges elevated to Family Court
Judge Jillian Williams and Judge Louise Henderson have both been appointed to the Family Court of Australia, moving away from their current positions ...
8 Feb 2019
Youth Koori Court comes to Surry Hills
This week’s opening of a Youth Koori Court in Surry Hills has doubled the program’s capacity to help vulnerable Indigenous young people. W...
1 Feb 2019
When should judges and courts be subject to scrutiny and criticism?
Speaking earlier this week, Supreme Court of NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst said it is entirely appropriate for the judiciary to be criticised for its...
30 Jan 2019
Overrepresented: 75% of NT criminal cases involve ATSI
Three-quarters of Northern Territory court lodgements and finalisations involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defendants, despite making up on...
24 Jan 2019
New President of the NSW Court of Appeal announced
A Sydney barrister is set to assume the presidency of the NSW Court of Appeal in the state’s Supreme Court, replacing Governor-designate Justice Mar...
23 Jan 2019
Subjective pain experiences ‘particularly problematic’
While the degree or level of ‘pain’ suffered by a claimant is a significant factor in most personal injury claims in Australia, the subjective exp...
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