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Politics
16 Apr 2018
Tasmania to undo homophobic convictions of the past
Last week, the Tasmanian Parliament apologised for the pain suffered by the LGBTQI community under the state’s former laws for the criminalisation o...
16 Apr 2018
Australia must keep parole decisions impartial, legal experts warn
A team of legal academics has highlighted new research findings which show that an overwhelming majority of people in the Australian community believe...
Camera
13 Apr 2018
Lawyers debate: should body-worn cameras be mandatory for police?
Recent CCTV footage of a disabled man being allegedly assaulted by Victorian police in his front yard has raised questions around transparency and acc...
12 Apr 2018
LCA: Proposed electoral funding law reform ‘vast improvement’ but more work still needed
The Law Council of Australia has shown its support of recommendations to improve the government’s Electoral Funding and Reform Bill, however noted t...
11 Apr 2018
Managing ‘difficult’ behaviours in law classrooms
Educators are obligated to create an environment that is conducive to healthy and effective learning for students across the board, according to one l...
10 Apr 2018
ACT CTP reform: The pilot jury and its unpopular verdict
Although the long road to reforming the ACT’s compulsory third party (CTP) scheme is complete, the journey is not yet over, writes Arthur Marusevich...
9 Apr 2018
Lobby group claims lawyers holds 'unfair' advantages
The Financial Planning Association is calling for more regulatory allowances for financial planners, on the basis that lawyers and accountants current...
6 Apr 2018
'Heartbreaking to watch': legal orgs perturbed by police brutality
Three prominent Australian legal advocacy groups have spoken out about CCTV footage released earlier this week showing an alleged brutal assault by nu...
6 Apr 2018
Review into comp, rehab for veterans welcomed
A multinational firm has welcomed the federal government's launch of an independent inquiry into the existing compensation and rehabilitation system ...
5 Apr 2018
Aus firm welcomes Senate report to combat ‘lagging’ cyber safety
Maurice Blackburn has applauded a Senate committee report outlining recommendations to address the pressing issue of cyber bullying across the country...
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