The Bar

SA magistrate takes on State Coroner roleJun 04 2019

A magistrate is set to become South Australia’s next state coroner, after the August resignation of the current coroner.

by Grace Ormsby


Jun 03 2019NSW appoints first female senior public defender

Belinda Rigg SC has been elevated to the role of senior public defender, becoming the first woman to...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 28 2019Federal Circuit Court of Australia unveils second RAP

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has released its Reconciliation Action Plan as it moves to su...

by Emma Ryan

May 26 2019Lawyer X royal commission extended

Given the “seriousness” of the matters before the state inquiry into Victoria Police’s managem...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 22 2019ACT names retired barrister as acting judge

The ACT has appointed an acting judge for its Supreme Court to manage an upcoming period of leave. ...

by Grace Ormsby

Lawyer X commissioner responds to concerns about privacy, suppressionMay 21 2019

Yesterday’s proceedings of the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants saw a response to concerns from news publishers about...

by Jerome Doraisamy

ACT makes gains in youth justiceMay 21 2019

The Australian Capital Territory is seeing improvement in youth justice outcomes, despite a concession that more can be done, according to a...

by Grace Ormsby

New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointedMay 14 2019

The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court of Appeal judge as its new chair. Deals...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’May 13 2019

A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because of the alleged political views of the tip...

by Jerome Doraisamy

RCMPI probes ethical standards inspector’s Lawyer X liaisonMay 13 2019

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has unveiled the darker side of Victoria Police’s dealings with undergroun...

by Grace Ormsby