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13 Aug 2018
Family Court restructure must have ‘benefit of public input’
Changes to the family courts systems of the magnitude proposed by the federal government must be the subject of careful consideration by parliament, t...
NSW, Sydney
13 Aug 2018
Sydney widow granted possession of deceased husband’s sperm
The NSW Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a woman seeking possession of a sperm sample previously removed pursuant to an order of the court from th...
Alarm, warning, ALHR, transgender inequality
13 Aug 2018
ALHR raises alarm on transgender inequality in prison
The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has expressed its concern over the vulnerability of transgender people in prison, following the death of an in...
13 Aug 2018
LCA urges ‘necessary’ penalties for modern slavery laws
The Law Council of Australia has issued its concern over the Modern Slavery Bill’s lack of penalties for those who fail to comply under the proposed...
7 Aug 2018
ALHR cautions against widening ADF powers
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has cautioned against proposed amendments to the Defence Act which would enable deployment of Australian De...
3 Aug 2018
CLC funding in NSW gets significant boost
Following a review of the state government’s support of community legal centres, NSW will direct more funds to CLCs to better improve access to just...
1 Aug 2018
NSW Bar proposes ‘Family Court 2.0’
The NSW Bar Association has offered an alternative reform structure for the family law courts system to the one proposed earlier this year by Attorne...
31 Jul 2018
NSW Law Society and Bar Association respond to criticism over consent stance
The NSW Law Society and the NSW Bar Association have both responded to vast criticism over their submissions to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Inqu...
31 Jul 2018
SA on board national redress scheme
South Australia’s government has adopted the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 into state...
30 Jul 2018
WA Supreme Court proceedings to be streamed live
West Australian residents will be able to better access the courtroom experience via public live streaming moving forward, marking a step forward for ...
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