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Politics
4 May 2018
New AMP statement looks to absolve Clayton Utz
New comments from AMP today assert that advice received by Clayton Utz was indeed independent and not subject to influence, following suggestions to t...
Sunrise, man looking at the sunrise
4 May 2018
NSW AG: ‘We can show survivors we believe them’
New South Wales has become the first state in Australia to enact laws for a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse....
ASEAN
4 May 2018
Tapping into the ASEAN promise
Prosperity may be fabled to lie somewhere over the rainbow, but forecasters are confidently pointing to south-east Asia as a wellspring of opportunity...
3 May 2018
Lawyers respond to Vic state budget
The Victorian legal fraternity has welcomed the government budget announced this week, which will see $257.4 million flow to the state's justice sys...
3 May 2018
Qld’s fight against DV must do more, says family lawyer
A new campaign to curb domestic violence in the Sunshine State needs to remember that such violence does not only involve fists, according to a promin...
3 May 2018
It's time to give vulnerable Victorian families more help
It has been two years since significant changes were made to the laws for Victoria’s child protection system, writes Amy Schwebel. Write com...
2 May 2018
Pell’s committal to trial will give hope to victims, says legal academic
The Australian cardinal is set to become the highest-ranking figure in the history of the Catholic Church to ever stand trial on criminal charges for ...
2 May 2018
The grassroots of legal high in Australia
A policy released by the Australian Greens has proposed the legalisation of cannabis in Australia, writes Arthur Marusevich. Write comment (0...
24 Apr 2018
Political titans in conversation: Hillary Rodham Clinton with Julia Gillard
Australia will play host to a special in-conversation event next month, as former prime minister Julia Gillard is joined on stage by the woman who nea...
17 Apr 2018
Government caves on medical transfer of child on Nauru
The federal government has agreed to bring a child in mandatory detention on Nauru to Australia for medical treatment, following urgent court applicat...
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