Defamation reforms to commence in three states

After a year-long wait, NSW will move forward with defamation reforms that passed state parliament in 2020 but have hovered in limbo since.

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Students debate the merits of online hearings – in online moot

University mooting teams from NSW competed strongly at the Willem C. Vis International Moot, held online involving 385 teams from around the world.

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Judge: ‘We need to be more climate conscious’

An expert panel has urged lawyers to take notice of climate change.

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Time for human rights approach to disability: Rosemary Kayess

Disability advocate and Chair of the chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rosemary Kayess has called on lawyers…

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Family Court issues guidance on court merger

The newly amalgamated Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) has published a statement clarifying how the court will operate under the new merger. 

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Lawyers choose to challenge at sold-out IWD event

Executive leader Sam Mostyn AO has issued a challenge to workplaces to “rapidly” increase the numbers of women in leadership during a sell-out International Women’s…

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NSW Ombudsman swamped by complaints during COVID-19

An influx of hundreds of complaints to the NSW Ombudsman have likened hotel quarantine to criminal detention facilities and flagged a lack of police oversight…

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Government considers independent judicial commission

The Federal Government is seeking independent legal advice on establishing a Federal Judicial Commission to oversee allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, corruption, and other misconduct…

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Crime and prison numbers fall during the pandemic

New data shows the COVID-19 pandemic forced a drop in prison populations across NSW in 2020 for the first time in many years.

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