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OPINION
30 Nov 2008
A minor's right to refuse
In light of the recent case of UK cancer patient Hannah Jones, Malcolm Smith asks if the law permits minors to refuse the right to treatment if a refu...
30 Nov 2008
Urgent need to review costs reimbursements
A worsening economic outlook and a state election in Queensland this year should stimulate an urgent overhaul of the neglected issue of defendants acq...
19 Nov 2008
Tapping into controversy
Depending on your viewpoint, Queensland this month has either caught up with the rest of Australia in the war on crime, or slipped further down the pa...
19 Nov 2008
And justice for all
Ross Ray QC, President of the Law Council of Australia, makes the case for continued commitment to pro bono work in the legal professionLawyers have t...
19 Nov 2008
Through good times and bad
THROUGH GOOD TIMES AND BADWith all the talk of depression in the law over the last few weeks, I couldn’t help but think of a bigger picture — ...
19 Nov 2008
Down with short-termism
Down with short-termismAs the economic downturn continues to batter some Australian organisations, executives are looking to cut costs and still hit t...
29 Oct 2008
Qld compo law review: promise forgotten?
Brisbane injury compensation lawyer Mark O'Connor challenges Queensland Attorney-General Kerry Shine to explain why he has not publicly followed up hi...
17 Oct 2008
Human trafficking still lurking in the shadows
Only two cases for the crime of human trafficking have been brought in this country and no convictions have yet been recorded. more research into this...
13 Oct 2008
Up and down and all around
The Big Apple and its surrounds is apparently not such a fruitful destination for Australian lawyers at the moment. This really needs no explanation: ...
3 Oct 2008
Carbon trading scheme lawless
The proposed Federal Government Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPR Scheme) has generated a great deal of community and business interest regarding...
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