The Bar

Mental health a concern in new judicial studyMay 12 2019

Australian judges and magistrates are under considerable occupational stress, with PTSD, burnout and problematic drinking all flagged as con

by Grace Ormsby


May 09 2019Law reform commission queries suppression orders

The NSW Law Reform Commission review into laws that regulate the access to, disclosure and publicati...

by Grace Ormsby

May 09 2019No appeal filed against ‘groundbreaking’ climate change judgment

Gloucester Resources Limited will not file an appeal against the refusal by the Land and Environment...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 08 2019High Court trial on whether constitutional ‘aliens’ power applies to Indigenous Australians begins

A “landmark” trial began in the High Court of Australia yesterday, which will determine whether ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 08 2019Aged care RC update: Sydney hearings

The Sydney hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is well underway, pred...

by Grace Ormsby

RCMPI public hearings back on todayMay 07 2019

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants resumes today, with former detective sergeant ‘Kruger’ of the Victoria Pol...

by Emma Ryan

Assange exploited ‘privileged position to flout the law’, UK court findsMay 02 2019

“It is difficult to envisage a more serious example” of failing to surrender to custody than Julian Assange’s seven-year residence in ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

NT judge dismisses application for his own recusal for supposed biasApr 30 2019

An acting justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory has determined that an application for him to recuse himself from a trial ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Post, pray, play?Apr 29 2019

Sports provide naturally gifted and hardworking athletes a platform from which to promote their fame in return for personal, social, and com...

by Mat Jessep

Lawyer X RC public hearings resume todayApr 29 2019

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will resume public hearings today, with this second round set to to focus on V...

by Emma Ryan