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4 Oct 2018
Chief Judge to also become Chief Justice
The Honourable Will Alstergren has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
terror attacks, protect, terrorism reform
3 Oct 2018
Vic adopts terrorism reform after expert panel recommendations
The bulk of Victoria’s Justice Legislation Amendment (Terorism) Bill 2018 has now commenced, in order to “better protect Victorians from terror at...
electronic communication, use of social media, NSW Bar Association
1 Oct 2018
NSW Bar Association cites ‘recent incidents’ as cause for stern reminders
The president of the NSW Bar Association has issued a public letter to remind all members about appropriate conduct in relation to use of social media...
24 Sep 2018
NSW snapshots custodial sentence data
A report has highlighted the average imprisonment period for defendants incarcerated in the NSW judicial system, while capturing the average custodial...
21 Sep 2018
4 new appointments for Vic Magistrates Court
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of four new judges to the Magistrates Court of Victoria. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
21 Sep 2018
NSW judicial retirement age to be lifted
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the maximum retirement age for all judicial officers will increase by three years, from 72 to 75. ...
21 Sep 2018
ACT appoints first Aboriginal judicial officer
The ACT’s Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has joined the Territory’s judges, magistrates and legal professionals in welcoming the appointment of Ma...
19 Sep 2018
NSW guilty findings and imprisonment on the rise
A report has highlighted a recent increase in defendants found guilty in the NSW justice system, and shed light on sentencing practices within the jud...
19 Sep 2018
‘Cheap shots’ against judiciary ‘despicable’: QLS
Queensland Law Society has expressed its anger and disappointment at recent news reports of “political players taking cheap shots and effectively sl...
17 Sep 2018
150,000+ finalised matters in NSW criminal courts over 2016-17
A new report has provided insight into the NSW criminal justice system, telling an interesting story about the state’s judicial process and highligh...
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