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1 Jul 2019
Lawyer X royal commission hands down progress report
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has delivered its progress report to the Governor of Victoria, with commissioner Margare...
26 Jun 2019
‘Unfair, sexist’ attacks on High Court judges slammed by LCA
Law Council of Australia president Arthur Moses SC has attacked a News Corp tabloid for its “unfair and sexist” front-page story yesterday, target...
John Quigley
24 Jun 2019
WA to remove age barriers for sexual abuse claims
Western Australia has tabled legislation to resolve technical and age-specific impediments to sexual abuse claims as part of a crackdown on child sexu...
24 Jun 2019
WA expands Coroner’s capabilities
Western Australia has made a new appointment to its Coroner’s Court in a bid to reduce a case backlog in the state, the Attorney-General has said. ...
21 Jun 2019
NSW barristers fed up with ‘unsustainable legal aid work’
The New South Wales Bar Association has hit out at the state government over its “failure” to provide sufficient legal aid funding in this week...
21 Jun 2019
QLD adds judge and magistrates
Queensland has appointed a judge and three new magistrates across its courts to service a number of areas across the state. Write comment (0 ...
20 Jun 2019
High Court rules on sperm donor status
The High Court has ruled in favour of a sperm donor being recognised as a legal parent, overturning a decision made by the full court of the Family Co...
18 Jun 2019
Lawyer X and Victoria Police slammed in ex-cop’s RC testimony
The latest public hearings into the Lawyer X royal commission have kicked off, with former drug squad detective Paul Dale suggesting extreme corrupti...
18 Jun 2019
Criminal justice system struggling with sexual assault
A lack of continuity and communication between the different stages of criminal justice is throwing up a number of barriers to sexual assault survivor...
13 Jun 2019
NSW Chief Justice bestowed honorary doctorate
The Chief Justice of New South Wales can add a new achievement to his resume, having received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sydney. ...
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