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The Bar
7 Dec 2017
Queensland clocks up more breach of bail offences
A new report about sentencing trends in Queensland shows the number of offenders who have been sentenced for breach of bail has more than doubled sinc...
Three barristers in Western Australia
6 Dec 2017
WA trio take silk
Three barristers in Western Australia have been congratulated by the state law society for their appointment to senior counsel. Write comment ...
Marriage equality
6 Dec 2017
Marriage equality: Get it done
The nation’s top representative body for lawyers has called for the Australian Parliament to pass amendments to marriage legislation without major a...
5 Dec 2017
Professionals call for review of outdated Corporations Act
The Australian Corporations Act is long overdue for reform to take into account the impact of new technologies, according to a report. Write c...
4 Dec 2017
Aus must preserve legal protections despite real threat of terrorism, academic warns
A Victorian-based professor of law has warned that national counterterrorism measures should not erode the “essential tenets” of Australia’s leg...
4 Dec 2017
Lawyers call for broad scope in banking royal commission
Lawyers have applauded the federal government’s decision to investigate the conduct of the banks but warned that the terms of reference must be broa...
4 Dec 2017
Dealing with discrimination missing piece of the puzzle for advancement of women in law
According to the Law Society of New South Wales, workplaces need to wise up in the ways they deal with complaints of harassment and bullying. ...
1 Dec 2017
Podcast: ‘New age’ for barrister briefings
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Tom Lodewyke is joined by taLaw founder and managing director Stephen Foley. Write comment (0 Com...
1 Dec 2017
Pollies told to stop interfering with Vic courts
Lawyers have expressed disappointment for “ongoing political attacks on the Victorian judiciary” in response to the state’s shadow attorney-gene...
1 Dec 2017
Watershed ruling gives transgender youth easier access to treatment
The Family Court has ruled that transgender youth no longer require court authorisation to undergo hormone treatment for gender dysphoria. Wri...
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