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WA expands Coroner’s capabilitiesJun 23 2019

Western Australia has made a new appointment to its Coroner’s Court in a bid to reduce a case backlog in the state, the Attorney-General h

by Grace Ormsby

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Jun 20 2019NSW barristers fed up with ‘unsustainable legal aid work’

The New South Wales Bar Association has hit out at the state government over its “failure” to pr...

by Emma Ryan

Jun 20 2019QLD adds judge and magistrates

Queensland has appointed a judge and three new magistrates across its courts to service a number of ...

by Grace Ormsby

Jun 19 2019High Court rules on sperm donor status

The High Court has ruled in favour of a sperm donor being recognised as a legal parent, overturning ...

by Grace Ormsby

Jun 17 2019Lawyer X and Victoria Police slammed in ex-cop’s RC testimony

The latest public hearings into the Lawyer X royal commission have kicked off, with former drug squa...

by Emma Ryan

Criminal justice system struggling with sexual assaultJun 17 2019

A lack of continuity and communication between the different stages of criminal justice is throwing up a number of barriers to sexual assaul...

by Grace Ormsby

NSW Chief Justice bestowed honorary doctorateJun 12 2019

The Chief Justice of New South Wales can add a new achievement to his resume, having received an honorary doctorate from the University of S...

by Grace Ormsby

ACT enacts drug and alcohol courtJun 10 2019

The ACT government has moved to pioneer a new Drug and Alcohol Court in the territory in an effort to reduce recidivism. Deals Write ...

by Grace Ormsby

Closed court reform sees NT divisionJun 10 2019

The Darwin Press Club has expressed “vehement opposition” to the introduction of “so-called” closed court reforms in the Northern Te...

by Grace Ormsby

GC future plans should include Supreme CourtJun 05 2019

The development of a permanent Supreme Court on the Gold Coast is needed for the area’s long-term growth, according to one local lawyer. ...

by Grace Ormsby