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The Bar
19 Feb 2018
New research shines light on drug traffickers
A new report from the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has revealed pivotal insights into drug traffickers, as well as the sentences handed down...
16 Feb 2018
Charles Waterstreet bails on Q&A appearance
Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet withdrew from last night’s episode of Q&A at the last minute, after receiving counsel from the NSW Bar Asso...
end the persecution of human rights lawyers in China
15 Feb 2018
IBAHRI calls on Xi Jinping to end persecution of lawyers
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute has released an open letter urging Chinese President Xi Jinping to end the persecution of...
14 Feb 2018
Legal body sounds alarm on ‘failed’ justice targets
One of Australia’s legal bodies has highlighted the lack of co-ordinated national response measures being put in place to reduce the “shameful dis...
13 Feb 2018
LCA warns on consequences of proposed cyber bullying offence
The Law Council of Australia has warned that a proposed cyber bullying offence could lead to legal ambiguity and unfair penalties for children. ...
13 Feb 2018
W&E lawyer highlights growing pressure to legalise euthanasia in Qld
A wills and estates lawyer has offered an insight into the growing pressure for the Queensland government to follow suit in legalising euthanasia. ...
12 Feb 2018
New ACT Supreme Court judge revealed
The ACT government has announced its Supreme Court’s newest judge. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
12 Feb 2018
LCA welcomes proposed amendments to controversial espionage laws
Concerns raised by the legal profession on proposed espionage and foreign interference laws have been heard, with the federal government moving to mod...
9 Feb 2018
Former AG London-bound: George Brandis’ parting words as he bows out of politics
Queensland Senator George Brandis QC has used his valedictory speech to lament how difficult it has been defending the rule of law from other politici...
8 Feb 2018
Jail sentence ruled out for former CIO’s contempt of court
The former chief information officer of an aged care software company has avoided imprisonment after being found in contempt of court. Write c...
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