The Bar

Officer manslaughter charge ‘important step in the administration of justice’Feb 18 2021

A recent manslaughter charge against a Corrective Services NSW officer has marked a historic step forward, according to the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT.

by Emma Ryan


Feb 15 2021‘State-of-the-art’ registry opens doors in Parramatta

A new NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal registry has officially opened in Parramatta in what...

by Emma Ryan

Feb 11 2021Calls intensify for greater Indigenous representation in courts

With this weekend marking the 13th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations,...

by Emma Ryan

Feb 08 2021‘Epic’ legal battle to receive fresh hearing

The long-running legal battle between farmers and New Hope Group has reared its head again with a ne...

by Emma Ryan

Feb 04 20215 magistrates take to NSW Local Court

The NSW Local Court has gained some new magistrates as the focus continues on achieving greater gen...

by Emma Ryan

‘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 ca...

by Emma Ryan

Criminal lawyer takes to Children’s CourtJan 20 2021

Western Australia Attorney-General John Quigley has appointed a new magistrate to Perth’s Children’s Court, who joins with an extensive ...

by Emma Ryan

County Court welcomes 2 new judgesDec 14 2020

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

by Emma Ryan

The other pandemic: Sexual harassment and bullying in lawOct 13 2020

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

by Penny Thew and Kylie Nomchong

How to make an anonymous or bystander reportSep 21 2020

Lodging reports anonymously and/or as a bystander can help eliminate sexual harassment, discrimination or workplace bullying in Australia’...

by Penny Thew