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Politics
4 Apr 2018
In boom and bust we must retain trust
In 2017, Australia’s insolvency industry underwent two tranches of law reform. Passed in September, the amended legislation, Treasury Laws Amendment...
3 Apr 2018
Government picks Victorian QC to be ASIC enforcer
The federal government has named barrister Daniel Crennan QC as the person it wants to take the newly created position of second deputy chairperson at...
Scales of Justice
22 Mar 2018
ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights
The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its internat...
21 Mar 2018
Injury lawyer warns latest on widespread elder abuse
A Brisbane-based injury compensation lawyer has warned that a national plan to address the growing issue of elder abuse “would lack any bite under c...
20 Mar 2018
ALA slams Dutton’s ‘power grab’ on visa cancellations
A leading legal professionals association has warned that plans by the federal government to examine reviews of visa cancellations made on criminal gr...
19 Mar 2018
New debt recovery laws welcomed: CLCNSW
Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW), together with Redfern Legal Centre, has applauded key amendments made to the State Debt Recovery Bill 2017. ...
15 Mar 2018
Robust talks with ASEAN leaders critical: Human Rights Watch
A briefing paper released ahead of the ASEAN-Australia special summit this weekend has called for Malcolm Turnbull to engage with some of the region...
15 Mar 2018
NSW land-clearing laws dubbed invalid
The New South Wales government’s land-clearing code has been declared invalid by the state’s Land & Environment Court. Write comment ...
14 Mar 2018
Hard questions and high hopes for ASEAN special summit in Sydney
Australia’s relationship with state neighbours in South-East Asia may be critical for economic and geopolitical interests but the challenges are rea...
14 Mar 2018
Beware the powers of the Royal Commission to refer matters at anytime for action
There are a number of issues to be considered for those planning to make voluntary submissions to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking,...
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Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
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