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8 Mar 2018
First woman appointed Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions
Kerri Judd QC has been picked to replace former Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) John Champion, who recently joined the Supreme Court b...
5 Mar 2018
Serious sex offender scheme becomes official in Victoria
Victoria’s new post-sentence scheme for the management of serious sex offenders has been implemented, with a former State Coroner appointed to chair...
Scales of Justice
5 Mar 2018
Replacement named for retiring WA Children’s Court president
Julie Wager will be sworn in as the new president of the WA Children’s Court, following the retirement of Justice Denis Reynolds this month. ...
5 Mar 2018
Shining a spotlight on Australian digital currency tax laws
It comes without much surprise that taxation offices around the world are having to keep up with the growing trend of cryptocurrency and the tax impli...
2 Mar 2018
Lawmakers hash out how to handle ‘multi-jurisdictional battles’ over data access
Some of the world’s brightest minds are developing a legal framework for accessing internet data across international borders, as a landmark court c...
2 Mar 2018
Three new judicial appointments for WA
The WA Attorney-General has announced the appointment of three new judicial officers on the bench of the state’s District and Supreme Courts. ...
28 Feb 2018
Cleaning company taken to court amid claims of breaching Fair Work laws
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced action against Spotless Services Australia Limited, in a case that is hoped to clarify what situations redundanc...
26 Feb 2018
Calls to scrap proposed family law measure
A parliamentary hearing has heard that the proposed Parenting Management Hearings should be abolished, with funds to be re-invested to reduce “unacc...
21 Feb 2018
National plan to combat elder abuse welcomed
A legal body has welcomed the government’s call to develop a national plan to combat elder abuse. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
19 Feb 2018
New research shines light on drug traffickers
A new report from the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has revealed pivotal insights into drug traffickers, as well as the sentences handed down...
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