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The Bar
10 Oct 2018
NSW bar stats give insight into female barristers
The NSW Bar Association has released statistics to highlight the gender breakdown of those at the bar to coincide with its senior counsel appointments...
NSW Bar, Barrister, senior counsel
8 Oct 2018
NSW Bar appoints 19 new senior counsel
Outgoing president of the NSW Bar Association Arthur Moses SC last week announced 19 barristers have been appointed to the level of senior counsel. ...
workload, backlogs, court reform
8 Oct 2018
‘Unrelenting workloads and significant backlogs’ driving need for court reform
A snapshot of the need for reform to the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court has been delivered by the Honourable Chief Judge Wil...
4 Oct 2018
Chief Judge to also become Chief Justice
The Honourable Will Alstergren has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
3 Oct 2018
Vic adopts terrorism reform after expert panel recommendations
The bulk of Victoria’s Justice Legislation Amendment (Terorism) Bill 2018 has now commenced, in order to “better protect Victorians from terror at...
1 Oct 2018
NSW Bar Association cites ‘recent incidents’ as cause for stern reminders
The president of the NSW Bar Association has issued a public letter to remind all members about appropriate conduct in relation to use of social media...
24 Sep 2018
NSW snapshots custodial sentence data
A report has highlighted the average imprisonment period for defendants incarcerated in the NSW judicial system, while capturing the average custodial...
21 Sep 2018
4 new appointments for Vic Magistrates Court
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of four new judges to the Magistrates Court of Victoria. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
21 Sep 2018
NSW judicial retirement age to be lifted
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the maximum retirement age for all judicial officers will increase by three years, from 72 to 75. ...
21 Sep 2018
ACT appoints first Aboriginal judicial officer
The ACT’s Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has joined the Territory’s judges, magistrates and legal professionals in welcoming the appointment of Ma...
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