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The Bar
20 Dec 2017
Legal language ‘counterproductive’ during wartime crisis
Mobilising action during wartime controversies can be hampered by the legal terminology and jargon used to communicate facts, a legal academic says. ...
20 Dec 2017
Lawyers respond to AG appointment of Christian Porter
Australia’s peak legal representative groups have congratulated Liberal politician Christian Porter following news that the social services minister...
microscope
18 Dec 2017
‘Exorbitant legal fees’ under government microscope
With the growing number of class action proceedings in Australia, the government is looking at how to prevent litigation costs associated with lawyer...
18 Dec 2017
Law Access WA receives welcome funding
Law Access Western Australia has received a grant from the state government to fund its pro bono legal services. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
15 Dec 2017
Timing ‘critical’ in unusual contempt of court ruling
A recent case could have interesting implications for contempt of court rulings, according to a Ferrier Hodgson partner. Write comment (0 Com...
14 Dec 2017
World-first mining case launched in PNG
Citizens of Papua New Guinea have launched landmark legal proceedings against the country’s government over a deep seabed mining project. Wr...
14 Dec 2017
Punishing offenders twice pointless, politicians warned
The president of the Law Society of NSW has warned legislators from other states about adopting continuing detention and extended supervision orders. ...
11 Dec 2017
Warm welcome for new district court judges
Three practitioners who were appointed as district court judges in WA have been congratulated by the state’s legal representative body. W...
11 Dec 2017
Lawyers welcome same-sex marriage reform
Australian lawyers have welcomed the recent legalisation of same-sex marriage, after a prolonged national debate.  Write comment (5 Comments...
8 Dec 2017
Senate disallows double standards for temporary visa holders
Lawyers have welcomed the Senate’s rejection of regulations imposing strict penalties on temporary visa holders for certain actions.  Write...
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The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
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