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The Bar
17 Jan 2018
Lawyers lash out over latest Dutton attack
A number of legal bodies have condemned Federal Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s latest comments regarding the judiciary, saying the “improper...
Car crash, driverless cars
17 Jan 2018
Driverless cars a privacy car crash in the making
The testing of driverless cars on Australian roads has presented a new challenge, with serious concerns raised about the privacy of users. Wri...
Scales of Justice, NSW Bar Association
16 Jan 2018
New case management approach won’t beat backlog: NSW Bar Association
The New South Wales Bar Association says a new case management approach will fail to make a significant impact in reducing the state’s District Cour...
15 Jan 2018
Worker's comp expert takes on new role with SA judicial appointment
An Adelaide barrister has been appointed deputy president of the South Australian Employment Tribunal. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
11 Jan 2018
Displacement of Rohingya Muslims: a crisis brewing for decades
The introduction of a citizenship law in Myanmar 36 years ago set the stage for what has become one of the largest forcible displacements of a group i...
10 Jan 2018
Lawyers unable to help Tamil man’s deportation to Sri Lanka
Last-ditch efforts by lawyers to intervene in the forcible deportation of Tamil refugee ‘Rajah’ by Australian Border Force at Sydney International...
10 Jan 2018
VLA applauds Supreme Court decision on child protection
Victoria Legal Aid has commended the recent Supreme Court decision which clarifies parental rights in child protection cases. Write comment (...
27 Dec 2017
Lawyers turn up the heat on calls to protect offshore detainees
International law obligations that will soon be ratified by the Australian government must be applied to Australia’s offshore facilities accommodati...
22 Dec 2017
Lloyd Rayney gets $2.62m defamation payout
The WA government has been ordered to pay barrister Lloyd Rayney $2.62 million in damages for being publicly named by police in 2007 as the prime sus...
21 Dec 2017
Success rate grows for out-of-court couples' mediation in SA
Record numbers of South Australians are resolving their family law disputes through a lawyer-assisted out-of-court program, reaching a success rate ...
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ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
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Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
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