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27 Aug 2018
State governor sheds light on ‘out-of-touch’ judicial process
Public opinion surrounding sentence severity, perceived leniency and “out-of-touch” judges are not as polarised or adverse to the Australian justi...
NSW, Court of Appeal, scales of justice, new judge
24 Aug 2018
New judge for NSW Court of Appeal
Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the appointment of a new judge to the bench of the NSW Court of Appeal. Write comment (1 Comment...
Supreme Court of NSW, scales of justice
23 Aug 2018
Supreme Court of NSW appoints leading silk to bench
Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the appointment of Kelly Rees SC as a Judge in the Supreme Court of NSW, to be sworn in on 5 September. ...
22 Aug 2018
Life as a barrister explored by Vic law students
Over 200 of the state’s law students have attended an event hosted by the Victorian Bar to learn what being a barrister is all about. Write ...
17 Aug 2018
Formal complaint issued against high-profile State Coroner
A formal complaint has been lodged with the Judicial Commission of Victoria against a well-known State Coroner. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
13 Aug 2018
Defending the indefensible – The limitations of defence costs insurance cover
Adam Cranston, the son of the former Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office, is currently being prosecuted in relation to the alleged p...
31 Jul 2018
Former High Court judge to undertake statutory review of AAT
Attorney-General Christian Porter has confirmed a former justice of the High Court of Australia will undertake a statutory review of the Administrativ...
30 Jul 2018
Report shows equitable briefing still a way off
The release of the Law Council of Australia’s first year data from the Equitable Briefing Policy has shown there is still a way to go to meeting the...
24 Jul 2018
Victorian courthouse to receive $250k upgrade
The Victorian state government has announced plans to revamp one of its civic landmarks to ensure a “safer and more modern facility” is readily av...
17 Jul 2018
Former chief justice hands in resignation
A former Queensland chief justice has announced he will officially resign from the bench. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
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An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
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