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Politics
15 May 2018
Hillary Clinton: ‘Compete for what you believe in’
On her Australian tour, former lawyer and US presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton argued for more women to enter the political arena in orde...
15 May 2018
Vic on board for national redress scheme
A new bill introduced on Tuesday, 8 May, brings Victoria a step closer to participating in the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional ...
11 May 2018
Podcast: A vision for law & justice
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, president of the Law Society of NSW, Doug Humphreys OAM, explains how we can fix a justice system in crisi...
10 May 2018
Call on regulator — Keep Tranche 2 simple
While Australia rates as a medium- to low-risk country in the 2017 Basel AML Index and is ranked number 131 out of 146 countries monitored for money ...
10 May 2018
Lawyers respond to 2018 federal budget
There have been mixed reactions from members of the legal profession towards the 2018 federal budget, which was revealed Tuesday night. Write ...
9 May 2018
#Auslaw and the 2018 budget reveal
Lawyers Weekly follows the money to see what the 2018–19 federal budget allocation means for Australia’s justice system, the courts and taxation. ...
9 May 2018
New laws put Australia's press freedom at risk
According to the Human Rights Law Centre, federal national security laws must be “seriously reworked” to properly protect journalists, their sourc...
8 May 2018
Death threats top stats for serious reoffending in Vic
Making threats to kill dominated the 2016–17 list of serious offences committed by people on a community correction order in Victoria, and were like...
8 May 2018
LCA: Identity-matching bill must draw a clear line
New legislation designed to help numerous government agencies identify faces in a crowd must more clearly define appropriate use, according to the nat...
7 May 2018
Palm Island settlement gives residents chance to heal
Described by the AHRC as one of Australia’s most significant racial discrimination cases, a recent Federal Court decision has led to the Qld gove...
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Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
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The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
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