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06:04
Royal commission into disability care sector still needed
The recent announcement to establish a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was necessary step, but the federal government must also lau...
Invictus Games Sydney 2018
06:00
Invictus Games Sydney 2018 unveils uniforms
Invictus Games Sydney 2018, who Lawyers Weekly’s parent company Momentum Media is working together with, is today set to reveal the uniforms for thi...
LGBTI community
24 Sep 2018
Dowson Turco Lawyers commends LGBTI hate crime inquiry
Sydney-based Dowson Turco Lawyers has welcomed a NSW parliamentary inquiry into historical LGBTI hate crimes in NSW, which will include the response o...
24 Sep 2018
ALA calls for royal commission complaints review
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has called for an examination of the existing complaints process and determine how complaints can result in syst...
21 Sep 2018
Victorian Law Reform Commission calls for greater victim support
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is calling for a new scheme to be introduced that will provide financial and practical assistance to victims of cr...
21 Sep 2018
Strategic lawsuits against public participation – fight or flight?
Lawsuits that purport to limit public input are commonly used to silence critics and hinder freedom of expression, writes World Law Forum co-founders ...
20 Sep 2018
Australian Women Lawyers join new Gender Equality Council
Legal advocacy group Australian Women Lawyers will be a member association of a new independent national body dedicated to driving gender equality. ...
20 Sep 2018
LCA approves extension for court reform hearings
The Law Council of Australia has applauded the passing of a Senate motion to ensure public hearings into a proposed reform of the family court system ...
18 Sep 2018
Lawyers react to aged care royal commission
News of an impending royal commission into Australian aged care facilities has lawyers talking, with one firm saying stakeholders in the sector will b...
17 Sep 2018
WA to expunge historical homosexual convictions
Legislation to implement a scheme for the expungement of historical convictions related to consensual homosexual activity passed through the West Aust...
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