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12 Apr 2019
Final family law reform report released
The long-awaited Australian Law Reform Commission’s final report into the family law system has been released to the public, with the aim of ensurin...
High court of Australia
11 Apr 2019
High Court affirms safe access to abortion clinics
The High Court of Australia has handed down its judgment in response to a challenge to the validity of Victorian and Tasmanian abortion service safe a...
Sandy Thompson QC
10 Apr 2019
Qld appoints ‘highly respected’ barrister as new Solicitor-General
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed a former president of the state’s Bar Association to be the next Solicitor-Ge...
9 Apr 2019
Barrister hired as Vic Post Sentence Authority chair
Michele Williams QC has been appointed by the Andrews government as the new chair of the Victorian Post Sentence Authority, which has been in operatio...
8 Apr 2019
UofA looks to reform forfeiture law
South Australia’s law reform institute, based out of the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School, is reviewing the current law of forfeiture ...
8 Apr 2019
Former judge appointed to oversee revamp of family law processes
Former judge, the Honourable Dr Chris Jessup QC, has been engaged to oversee development of unified family law processes. Write comment (0 Co...
4 Apr 2019
Lawyer X royal commission: What we know so far
The first public hearing into Victoria Police’s interactions with Nicola Gobbo has wrapped up. Here’s what emerged from that hearing, and what we ...
4 Apr 2019
EDO wins ‘important’ Great Barrier Reef legal challenge
A challenge against the use of lethal shark drumlines within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been a successful one by the Environmental Defende...
1 Apr 2019
Magistrate and former MinterEllison lawyer appointed Vic Deputy State Coroner
The Andrews government in Victoria last week announced the appointment of a lawyer with three decades of experience as the state’s new Deputy State ...
1 Apr 2019
NSW Law Society welcomes re-appointment of state A-G
The Law Society of NSW says it is looking forward to building on its “close relationship” with Attorney-General Mark Speakman and is particularly ...
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