The Bar

‘Equality before the law’: Landmark decision a ‘step forward’ for transgender childrenJan 21 2021

Queensland’s Supreme Court has handed down what’s being described as a landmark decision, ruling that a 13-year-old transgender child can be given puberty-blocking me

by Emma Ryan


Jan 20 2021Criminal lawyer takes to Children’s Court

Western Australia Attorney-General John Quigley has appointed a new magistrate to Perth’s Children...

by Emma Ryan

Dec 14 2020County Court welcomes 2 new judges

The Victorian government has confirmed the appointment of two new judges to the County Court. ...

by Emma Ryan

Oct 13 2020The other pandemic: Sexual harassment and bullying in law

The key to eradicating ingrained cultural misconduct is reporting it, write Penny Thew and Kylie Nom...

by Penny Thew and Kylie Nomchong

Sep 21 2020How to make an anonymous or bystander report

Lodging reports anonymously and/or as a bystander can help eliminate sexual harassment, discriminati...

by Penny Thew

6 appointments made to WA Magistrates CourtAug 05 2020

Western Australian Attorney-General John Quigley has named six appointees to the Magistrates Court of the Wildflower State. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Retired judge appointed head of ICAC in South AustraliaJul 28 2020

The Honourable Ann Vanstone QC has been appointed as South Australia’s second Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Registrar of Administrative Appeals Tribunal reappointedJul 01 2020

The registrar of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has been reappointed for a further two-year term. ...

by Tony Zhang

Magistrate arrested and charged with multiple offencesJun 29 2020

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in South Australia has arrested and charged a magistrate over alleged offences involving a g...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Heydon allegations ‘reminiscent’ of US scandals, says academicJun 25 2020

The accusations against Dyson Heydon highlight a “deeper and more insidious” problem for courts globally, says a UNSW Law teaching fello...

by Jerome Doraisamy