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29 Mar 2018
Amendments clear way for inclusive jury participation in the ACT
ACT jury provisions will be “among the most inclusive in Australia” Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has said, after law reforms to modernise the ju...
29 Mar 2018
Three new judicial appointments in Queensland
Judicial appointments in Brisbane and Townsville will see three join the Queensland Supreme Court and District Court bench. Write comment (0 ...
Wayne Martin AC
28 Mar 2018
WA's top judge to retire in July
Western Australia’s 13th Chief Justice, Wayne Martin AC, has announced plans to retire later this year. Write comment (2 Comments) ...
28 Mar 2018
ACT Supreme Court resident Judge sworn in
Former criminal lawyer and long-time champion of women in law, Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson, has been welcomed by the ACT legal profession at her swearing ...
26 Mar 2018
Indigenous barrister appointed to Qld bench
A historic judicial appointment has been made in Queensland, with Nathan Jarro joining the District Court bench. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
22 Mar 2018
LCA welcomes call to end court funding crisis
The Law Council of Australia has applauded the Senate’s passing of a motion which calls for adequate funding of the Federal Circuit Court and the Fa...
22 Mar 2018
Doors open to Victoria’s first barrister’s chambers outside Melbourne
Geelong now has its own barristers chambers, the first chambers in Victoria to set up shop outside of Melbourne, named after retired County Court judg...
21 Mar 2018
WA A-G appoints new regional magistrate
West Australian Attorney-General John Quigley last week announced the appointment of a new member of the bench in the Magistrates Court of Western Aus...
12 Mar 2018
Former cop appointed to Vic Coroners Court
Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula has announced the appointment of a barrister and former policeman to the Coroners Court of Victoria. ...
9 Mar 2018
Administration of justice depends on diversity at the bar, Arthur Moses says
The president of the NSW Bar Association, Arthur Moses SC, has used International Women’s Day to declare “we can do better” when it comes to nur...
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