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11 Feb 2019
Federal Circuit Court judges elevated to Family Court
Judge Jillian Williams and Judge Louise Henderson have both been appointed to the Family Court of Australia, moving away from their current positions ...
Youth Koori Court
8 Feb 2019
Youth Koori Court comes to Surry Hills
This week’s opening of a Youth Koori Court in Surry Hills has doubled the program’s capacity to help vulnerable Indigenous young people. W...
Chief Justice Tom Bathurst
1 Feb 2019
When should judges and courts be subject to scrutiny and criticism?
Speaking earlier this week, Supreme Court of NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst said it is entirely appropriate for the judiciary to be criticised for its...
30 Jan 2019
Overrepresented: 75% of NT criminal cases involve ATSI
Three-quarters of Northern Territory court lodgements and finalisations involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defendants, despite making up on...
24 Jan 2019
New President of the NSW Court of Appeal announced
A Sydney barrister is set to assume the presidency of the NSW Court of Appeal in the state’s Supreme Court, replacing Governor-designate Justice Mar...
23 Jan 2019
Subjective pain experiences ‘particularly problematic’
While the degree or level of ‘pain’ suffered by a claimant is a significant factor in most personal injury claims in Australia, the subjective exp...
16 Jan 2019
Waiting times for Brisbane family proceedings have halved
New reports from the Federal Circuit Court have shown that waiting times for Brisbane families have been cut in half. Write comment (2 Commen...
8 Jan 2019
Education, community to be key for Australian Bar in 2019
Speaking recently on The Lawyers Weekly Show, new Australian Bar Association president Jennifer Batrouney QC explained that maintaining the highest le...
7 Jan 2019
Judicial mediation ‘beggars belief’ for family law
Judges conducting judicial mediations in the Federal Circuit Court’s family law jurisdiction could “make problems in the family law system worse t...
7 Jan 2019
Array of appointments for NSW courts
The senior public defender, a law firm partner, a Federal Circuit Court judge and several barristers are among the seven new appointments to the NSW j...
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