“Rebuilding trust” – New powers for the NSW Building Commissioner

Facing a target of 375.000 new homes to be built in five years, the NSW Government announces new legislation to tackle illegal practices in the…

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Optus outage could lead to class action

After an outage that affected over 10 million people and about 400,000 businesses, Optus is facing a government investigation that can potentially lead to another…

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New Chief Judge at Common Law appointed to NSW Supreme Court

Justice Ian Harrison, one of Australia’s most experienced judiciary members, was appointed a Judge of Appeal and Chief Judge at Common Law to the NSW…

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‘A more certain future for thousands of sole practitioners’

A new online form developed by the Law Society of NSW is allowing thousands of the state’s solicitors who run small practices to assure the…

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Specialist Indigenous List to help families navigate the family law system

Commencement of a Specialist Indigenous List in Newcastle aims to enhance access to the Courts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander litigants in the region,…

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NSW Police urged to do more in Closing the Gap

A new report issued by the state’s police accountability body has recommended NSW Police adopt a clearer strategy for addressing Closing the Gap targets, including…

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Lawyers to provide early intervention in care and protection matters

Families involved in care and protection matters will now be referred to access early legal advice, under a new partnership between the NSW Government and…

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How did the media perform on the Voice referendum? Let’s talk about truth-telling and impartiality

The rules by which politics are conducted have changed dramatically, especially since the rise of Trumpism. Yet the professional mass media continue to cover politics…

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Australian lawyers mitigating money laundering risks, new report finds

As the Federal Government considers reforming Australia’s anti-money laundering regime to include the legal profession, a new report has found that practitioners are “proactively working”…

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Legal profession welcomes changes to NSW drug laws

The NSW Government is expanding drug diversion programs for people caught with small quantities of illicit substances to reduce contact with the criminal justice system…

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