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13 Jul 2018
Courts struggling with demand spike
Two bodies have called for the fast-track construction of a new multi-jurisdiction court complex in the Macarthur region, with the current facilities ...
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10 Jul 2018
Judiciary need to recognise importance of ADHD on crime
The perimeter walls and enclosed within them harbour some of Australia’s most dangerous inmates but among them are many burdened with a condition th...
22 Jun 2018
NT to see new Local Court judge
A new Local Court judge has been welcomed in the Northern Territory. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
22 Jun 2018
Industrial relations commissioner appointed to WA Supreme Court bench
Western Australia has announced that a new judge will join the Supreme Court bench following the retirement of Justice John Chaney. Write comm...
18 Jun 2018
New platform claims disruption of briefing process
A Victorian lawyer has launched a technology solution for what she considers to be the “endless chase” of briefing a barrister.  Write co...
14 Jun 2018
High Court judge reflects on hard-fought battle for women in law
It has been 100 years since NSW passed the Women’s Status Act, which gave women the right to practice as solicitors and barristers in the state amon...
12 Jun 2018
NSW Bar welcomes ‘critical’ legal access in terrorism trials
The NSW Bar Association has applauded new recommendations which aim to improve legal representation and trial preparation access for those charged wit...
11 Jun 2018
JCU law grads take to the judiciary
Two of James Cook University's law graduates have officially joined the judiciary as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and magistrate ...
4 Jun 2018
WA's new 24-hour welfare line to reduce Aboriginal deaths in custody
Western Australia has announced that legal advice and welfare checks will be provided to all Aboriginal people taken into police custody by the year...
4 Jun 2018
Queensland Law Society applauds extra regional magistrates
The appointment of two new magistrates for courts in the Darling Downs and North Queensland have been welcomed by the local law society. Write...
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