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11 Jun 2019
ACT enacts drug and alcohol court
The ACT government has moved to pioneer a new Drug and Alcohol Court in the territory in an effort to reduce recidivism. Write comment (0 Com...
10 Jun 2019
Closed court reform sees NT division
The Darwin Press Club has expressed “vehement opposition” to the introduction of “so-called” closed court reforms in the Northern Territory’...
Gold Coast
6 Jun 2019
GC future plans should include Supreme Court
The development of a permanent Supreme Court on the Gold Coast is needed for the area’s long-term growth, according to one local lawyer. Wri...
5 Jun 2019
SA magistrate takes on State Coroner role
A magistrate is set to become South Australia’s next state coroner, after the August resignation of the current coroner. Write comment (0 C...
4 Jun 2019
NSW appoints first female senior public defender
Belinda Rigg SC has been elevated to the role of senior public defender, becoming the first woman to hold the role, by NSW Attorney-General Mark Speak...
29 May 2019
Federal Circuit Court of Australia unveils second RAP
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has released its Reconciliation Action Plan as it moves to support access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres ...
27 May 2019
Lawyer X royal commission extended
Given the “seriousness” of the matters before the state inquiry into Victoria Police’s management of informant and barrister Nicola Gobbo, the A...
23 May 2019
ACT names retired barrister as acting judge
The ACT has appointed an acting judge for its Supreme Court to manage an upcoming period of leave. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
22 May 2019
Lawyer X commissioner responds to concerns about privacy, suppression
Yesterday’s proceedings of the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants saw a response to concerns from news publishers about the exten...
22 May 2019
ACT makes gains in youth justice
The Australian Capital Territory is seeing improvement in youth justice outcomes, despite a concession that more can be done, according to a new repor...
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