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29 Mar 2019
What the RCMPI has revealed about Melbourne’s gangland wars so far
The notorious Melbourne gangland wars in the early 2000s stood out as the most illuminating insight into Ms Gobbo’s dealings with Victoria Police an...
Josh Frydenberg
28 Mar 2019
$35m war chest to fight corporate crime
The government has announced that the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia will expand to include corporate crime, with the coalition govern...
RCMPI
27 Mar 2019
Live: Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants public hearings
Join the Lawyers Weekly team for a real-time rundown of the public hearings for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. ...
27 Mar 2019
Townsville Federal Circuit Court role fulfilled
Townsville has welcomed a new full-time Federal Circuit Court judge, after concerns were raised about the position having been left vacant for more th...
26 Mar 2019
Public hearing dates confirmed for RC into the Management of Police Informants
Dates for public hearings on the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants have been confirmed, with the first stage to focus on Vict...
26 Mar 2019
NZ Bar welcomes ban on assault rifles
The New Zealand Bar Association has welcomed last week’s announcement by the Ardern government to place a ban on assault rifles, in the wake of the ...
22 Mar 2019
New judges appointed to Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced that both the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will have one new judic...
20 Mar 2019
NSW politics must address ‘manifestly inadequate’ CTP scheme
The compulsory third party system in NSW requires an urgent review, and political parties must address this flawed scheme before next week’s state ...
19 Mar 2019
Stage 1 redevelopment of ACT Law Courts complete
The first stage of the redevelopment of the ACT Law Courts has officially reached completion, paving the way for the second and final stage to kick of...
18 Mar 2019
Home care a core consideration of 2nd RC hearing
The second Adelaide hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has kicked off today, with a focus on aged care in the home. ...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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Jul 23 2019
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Jun 19 2019
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Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...