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19 Sep 2018
NSW guilty findings and imprisonment on the rise
A report has highlighted a recent increase in defendants found guilty in the NSW justice system, and shed light on sentencing practices within the jud...
thumbs down, anger, disappointment
19 Sep 2018
‘Cheap shots’ against judiciary ‘despicable’: QLS
Queensland Law Society has expressed its anger and disappointment at recent news reports of “political players taking cheap shots and effectively sl...
NSW criminal courts
17 Sep 2018
150,000+ finalised matters in NSW criminal courts over 2016-17
A new report has provided insight into the NSW criminal justice system, telling an interesting story about the state’s judicial process and highligh...
14 Sep 2018
WA names new appointments in judiciary
Western Australia’s Attorney General has announced the appointment of two new judges to the state’s judiciary. Write comment (0 Comments)...
13 Sep 2018
Victoria appoints 5 new magistrates
The Andrews government has named five new magistrates for The Garden State’s judiciary, with four appointees going to the Magistrates’ Court and t...
7 Sep 2018
Supreme Court of Vic to see new CEO
The Supreme Court of Victoria has announced it will welcome a new chief executive officer on 24 September. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
4 Sep 2018
Regional Queensland scores 2 new magistrates
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the appointment of two new magistrates for regional Queensland. Write c...
27 Aug 2018
State governor sheds light on ‘out-of-touch’ judicial process
Public opinion surrounding sentence severity, perceived leniency and “out-of-touch” judges are not as polarised or adverse to the Australian justi...
24 Aug 2018
New judge for NSW Court of Appeal
Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the appointment of a new judge to the bench of the NSW Court of Appeal. Write comment (1 Comment...
23 Aug 2018
Supreme Court of NSW appoints leading silk to bench
Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the appointment of Kelly Rees SC as a Judge in the Supreme Court of NSW, to be sworn in on 5 September. ...
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