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27 Mar 2019
Live: Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants public hearings
Join the Lawyers Weekly team for a real-time rundown of the public hearings for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. ...
Judge Guy Andrew
27 Mar 2019
Townsville Federal Circuit Court role fulfilled
Townsville has welcomed a new full-time Federal Circuit Court judge, after concerns were raised about the position having been left vacant for more th...
Melbourne
26 Mar 2019
Public hearing dates confirmed for RC into the Management of Police Informants
Dates for public hearings on the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants have been confirmed, with the first stage to focus on Vict...
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...
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...
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