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20 Jun 2018
New data breach laws a potential honey pot for lawyers
Corporate Australia is in a bind of enveloped misconception, and it may be the lawyers who win the day, writes Michael Connory. Write comment ...
20 Jun 2018
NSW lawyer leads call to protect ethnic groups from foreign interference and national security laws
The Chinese Community Council of Australia has warned that “thorny issues” emerging from two new bills brought before Federal Parliament should no...
Fiona McLeod
20 Jun 2018
Fiona McLeod SC takes on new role
The past president of the Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association has been named as the new chair of a round table dedicated to improv...
15 Jun 2018
QLD, NSW lawyers remain concerned about government funding
The respective law societies of Queensland and NSW are both welcoming various funding initiatives for the justice system but remain perturbed about a ...
14 Jun 2018
Michael Kirby agitates for North Korea to be confronted on human rights record
The diplomacy on display at this week’s Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un could hint hope for future nuclear di...
13 Jun 2018
Former federal judge, AHRC president named in Queen's Birthday honours list
The Honourable Catherine Branson QC has been appointed a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday ho...
12 Jun 2018
LCA welcomes parliamentary espionage report
A new bipartisan advisory report on espionage and foreign interference gives hope that legislative amendments are headed in the right direction, accor...
11 Jun 2018
ALA slams ‘unfair’ eligibility requirements to redress scheme
With less than a month away before the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sex Abuse commences, the Australian Lawyers Association has sou...
11 Jun 2018
NSW government's move to dump successful PCA laws more about filling treasury coffers
Bizarre is a word often used to describe a deviation from what is normal or expected, which makes the NSW state government’s move to adopt Victoria...
11 Jun 2018
Lawyers call for more states to adopt mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse
Lawyers for victims of child sexual abuse have urged all states to follow the ACT's move to legislate new mandatory reporting requirements concerning...
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