‘Awful human mess’: inside our family law system

Australia is facing yet another family law review: but will the latest one spur action for change?

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Going Dutch

With gender equality a burning issue in Australian workplaces, law firms are looking at how countries like The Netherlands make life easier for men wishing…

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A country lawyer at war

James Francis Thomas achieved notoriety as the lawyer who represented Harry “Breaker” Morant in his controversial trial for murder during the Second Boer War. Lawyer…

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Forgotten faces. The legal status of Australia’s missing persons

About 38,000 people are reported missing in Australia every year. Now a new British law is prompting advocates to say it’s time for change.

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To social or not to social?

Many in the profession approach social media with justified trepidation, but those who embrace it are reaping the rewards.

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Raids, outrage and reform: what now for press freedom?

Whistleblowers, sources and confidential information are critical to investigative journalism – but what happens when the law requires they be identified?

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The trouble with flying solo

Sole practitioners make up a significant proportion of the legal profession but too often get lost in discussions around mental health.

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Losing my religion, losing my job?

Israel Folau’s dispute with Rugby Australia has exposed the glaring legal chasm between employment contracts and our right to share views on social media.

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‘Systemic abuse’: the devastating ripple effects of family violence

A groundbreaking new report has put the impacts of family violence under spotlight – revealing the lasting ripple effects it can have on victims and…

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Taking on the trauma

A court reporter suffering vicarious trauma has successfully sued her employer. Will the case set a precedent for lawyers at risk?

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