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Aug 06 2022 ByJerome Doraisamy‘Much has been achieved towards equality’, but barriers remain: Ki...

Progress is certainly being made towards parity in Australia’s legal profession, Chief Justice Susan Kiefel says, but...

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Aug 02 2022 ByJerome DoraisamyFederal judicial commission needed, says report

Public confidence in Australian judges and courts is “generally high”, but the federal government should establish a...

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Aug 02 2022 ByJess FeyderEquitable briefing policy adopted by Human Rights Law Centre

The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) has adopted an equitable briefing policy for the new financial year to ensure its bri...

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Aug 01 2022 ByJess FeyderKoori Court opens in Wodonga

The Wodonga Koori Court is the 14th of its kind to be opened in Victoria, giving Indigenous Australians living in the no...

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Jul 31 2022 ByJerome Doraisamy‘This attack should never have occurred’: A-G drops High Court cha...

Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has withdrawn the High Court challenge to a recent ruling that Aboriginal peopl...

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Jul 25 2022 ByJerome DoraisamyAspiring lawyer with child exploitation convictions refused admission

The Queensland Court of Appeal has refused an application for admission to a would-be solicitor who was convicted five y...

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Jul 25 2022 ByJess FeyderUK High Court rules against government’s climate strategy

Leading solicitors have embraced a High Court ruling that requires the British government to revise its climate strategy...

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Jul 25 2022 ByJess Feyder5 magistrates added to Victoria’s courts

The Andrews Labor government has announced the appointment of five new magistrates: Lucia Raponi, Helen Spowart, David ...

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WA District Court
Jul 21 2022 ByLauren CroftNew judge appointed to WA District Court

A barrister has been appointed as a judge of the Western Australia District Court, in a newly created position through t...

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Jul 20 2022 ByJerome Doraisamy‘I am in control of my alcohol consumption, not the other way round...

Barrister Parisa Hart has observed many practitioners drinking excessively in her time. As someone who has a glass “on...

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