The Bar

Maintain ‘mistaken belief’ defense: QLSJul 15 2019

Queensland Law Society has said the retention of an individual’s right to lead a “mistaken belief” defense must be maintained in a new

by Grace Ormsby


Jul 10 2019Risks with human source usage highlighted

A new report has pinpointed a pattern of challenges and risks arising from police use of human sourc...

by Emma Ryan

Jul 09 2019NSW looks to reform criminal proceedings

New South Wales is set to review case management and jury processes across its District and Supreme ...

by Grace Ormsby

Jul 09 2019QLS makes 2 judicial appointments

Queensland has promoted its current deputy chief magistrate into the state’s top role at the same ...

by Grace Ormsby

Jul 08 2019Virtual lawyers a reality for WA Legal Aid

Western Australia has launched a new network of virtual offices in an effort to better facilitate ac...

by Grace Ormsby

Court upgrade creates ‘positive, emotional experience’ for visitorsJul 07 2019

Upgrades to a multimillion-dollar court complex in Sydney’s west have been well received, with the renovations geared to bolster visitor ...

by Emma Ryan

‘Extensive interaction’ between Gobbo and Vic Police to impact gangland case reassessmentsJul 03 2019

The first six months into the Lawyer X royal commission has wrapped up, with commissioner Margaret McMurdo shining a light on the difficulti...

by Emma Ryan

Lawyer X royal commission hands down progress reportJul 01 2019

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has delivered its progress report to the Governor of Victoria, with commission...

by Emma Ryan

‘Unfair, sexist’ attacks on High Court judges slammed by LCAJun 25 2019

Law Council of Australia president Arthur Moses SC has attacked a News Corp tabloid for its “unfair and sexist” front-page story yesterd...

by Jerome Doraisamy

WA to remove age barriers for sexual abuse claimsJun 25 2019

Western Australia has tabled legislation to resolve technical and age-specific impediments to sexual abuse claims as part of a crackdown on ...

by Grace Ormsby