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15 Mar 2019
Be wary of fake lawyers ‘endangering the public’
The general public must take care when seeking legal advice, and ensure all dealings are done with qualified and certified solicitors, warned Queensla...
county court of victoria chief judge peter kidd cardinal george pell live broadcasting pell sentence
15 Mar 2019
Why Chief Judge Kidd broadcast the Pell sentence
While handing down the six-year jail sentence for Cardinal George Pell, Chief Judge Peter Kidd of the County Court of Victoria explained that the live...
Andrew Lu
15 Mar 2019
WA’s administrative tribunal welcomes first Asian Australian appointment
The Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal has appointed its newest sessional member. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
14 Mar 2019
Victim, lawyers respond to Pell’s jail sentence
One of Cardinal George Pell’s victims, as well as numerous legal practitioners, have responded to yesterday’s sentencing hearing in the County Cou...
14 Mar 2019
High Court curbs Timber Creek compensation
The High Court of Australia has ruled on the Timber Creek case, handing down its first ever decision regarding a native title compensation appeal. ...
14 Mar 2019
Townsville needs a full-time Federal Circuit Court judge
Townsville is Queensland’s largest regional centre, and the federal government needs to urgently ensure a permanent judge for the Federal Circuit Co...
13 Mar 2019
Pell sentence revealed by Victorian County Court
The fate of Cardinal George Pell, following his recent conviction, has been handed down this morning at a sentencing hearing at the County Court of V...
13 Mar 2019
NSW Bar pushes back against Daley’s claim of breaches of public trust and law
The president of the NSW Bar Association has responded to claims made by the state’s Opposition Leader about supposed breaches of public trust and t...
13 Mar 2019
SA kicks off ‘timely’ review of major indictable reform
A former Supreme Court justice has been appointed to undertake an independent review of South Australian major indictable reforms. Write comme...
7 Mar 2019
Court funding, Indigenous issues are top priorities for state election: NSW Bar
The NSW Bar Association has laid out a pre-election policy statement for the major parties, arguing that whoever is in government after the March poll...
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