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4 Sep 2017
Lawyers defend Pauline Wright following backlash
Members of Australia’s legal profession have come out in support of NSW Law Society president Pauline Wright following recent criticisms made toward...
Pauline Wright
1 Sep 2017
Inside story: Pauline Wright responds to ‘overstep’ complaint
The president of the NSW Law Society has responded to unhappy members, who have expressed their frustrations about her role in a joint statement addre...
Peter Dutton
1 Sep 2017
Lawyers criticise Dutton’s ‘total disregard’ for Aussie values
Legal bodies have pointed out the irony in the minister’s attack on “un-Australian” lawyers acting for asylum seekers and refugees. Writ...
1 Sep 2017
Queensland judge strengthens bond with uni
A retired judge and former Queensland Planning and Environment Court president has joined the law faculty of a Sunshine State university. Writ...
31 Aug 2017
Pro Bono Centre defends ‘highest tradition’ of legal profession
The Australian Pro Bono Centre has rejected Peter Dutton’s “regrettable” attack on lawyers providing pro bono advice to asylum seekers. ...
30 Aug 2017
Lawyers decry minister’s ‘un-Australian’ slur
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has been admonished by leaders of representative legal bodies across the country for comments he made on talkback r...
30 Aug 2017
New laws target encrypted means of child exploitation
The South Australian government has moved to change laws, which will better equip authorities to deal with criminals that use the internet to exploit ...
29 Aug 2017
Adani battle not over for EDO Qld
The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Queensland has said it will continue to examine the lawfulness of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project desp...
28 Aug 2017
National security doesn’t trump democratic values, academic says
Nations must be careful not to undermine fundamental human rights when dealing with security threats, according to a Deakin University academic. ...
25 Aug 2017
Lawyers urge halt of land titles registry sell-off
Lawyers have warned the Victorian government against going the way of other states by flogging off its land and titles registry to a private buyer. ...
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