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26 Mar 2019
NZ Bar welcomes ban on assault rifles
The New Zealand Bar Association has welcomed last week’s announcement by the Ardern government to place a ban on assault rifles, in the wake of the ...
22 Mar 2019
New judges appointed to Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced that both the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will have one new judic...
Tim Game
20 Mar 2019
NSW politics must address ‘manifestly inadequate’ CTP scheme
The compulsory third party system in NSW requires an urgent review, and political parties must address this flawed scheme before next week’s state ...
19 Mar 2019
Stage 1 redevelopment of ACT Law Courts complete
The first stage of the redevelopment of the ACT Law Courts has officially reached completion, paving the way for the second and final stage to kick of...
18 Mar 2019
Home care a core consideration of 2nd RC hearing
The second Adelaide hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has kicked off today, with a focus on aged care in the home. ...
18 Mar 2019
How Chief Judge Kidd separated the Catholic Church from the rule of law
In preliminary observations to his sentence of Cardinal George Pell, Chief Judge Peter Kidd of the County Court outlined what was and wasn’t involve...
18 Mar 2019
Addressing the lack of a Southern Queensland Supreme Court
Although Queensland’s next state elections are scheduled for October 2020, Gold Coast lawyers are already pushing hard on an issue that could cost t...
15 Mar 2019
Be wary of fake lawyers ‘endangering the public’
The general public must take care when seeking legal advice, and ensure all dealings are done with qualified and certified solicitors, warned Queensla...
15 Mar 2019
Why Chief Judge Kidd broadcast the Pell sentence
While handing down the six-year jail sentence for Cardinal George Pell, Chief Judge Peter Kidd of the County Court of Victoria explained that the live...
15 Mar 2019
WA’s administrative tribunal welcomes first Asian Australian appointment
The Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal has appointed its newest sessional member. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
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