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15 May 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court of Appeal judge as its new chair. Write co...
Supreme Court of NSW
14 May 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because of the alleged political views of the tipstaff of H...
13 May 2019
RCMPI probes ethical standards inspector’s Lawyer X liaison
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has unveiled the darker side of Victoria Police’s dealings with underground figures ...
13 May 2019
Mental health a concern in new judicial study
Australian judges and magistrates are under considerable occupational stress, with PTSD, burnout and problematic drinking all flagged as concerns for ...
10 May 2019
Law reform commission queries suppression orders
The NSW Law Reform Commission review into laws that regulate the access to, disclosure and publication of information in NSW courts and tribunals has ...
10 May 2019
No appeal filed against ‘groundbreaking’ climate change judgment
Gloucester Resources Limited will not file an appeal against the refusal by the Land and Environment Court to allow the company to build a new open-cu...
9 May 2019
High Court trial on whether constitutional ‘aliens’ power applies to Indigenous Australians begins
A “landmark” trial began in the High Court of Australia yesterday, which will determine whether two men of Aboriginal descent can be considered ...
9 May 2019
Aged care RC update: Sydney hearings
The Sydney hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is well underway, predominantly looking at the quality of residential ag...
8 May 2019
RCMPI public hearings back on today
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants resumes today, with former detective sergeant ‘Kruger’ of the Victoria Police return...
3 May 2019
Assange exploited ‘privileged position to flout the law’, UK court finds
“It is difficult to envisage a more serious example” of failing to surrender to custody than Julian Assange’s seven-year residence in the London...
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