Court resources and legal assistance bolstered under asylum seeker reforms

The Federal Government is targeting “bad actors” taking advantage of Australia’s refugee protection system by lodging false asylum seeker claims and plans to make a dent…

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Law Society’s 2023 Annual Conference begins

Hundreds of legal professionals have turned out for day one of the Law Society of NSW’s Annual Conference, with sessions focused on “futureproofing” legal careers…

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‘Biggest overhaul of privacy laws in decades’

The Federal Government has announced the most significant overhaul of Australia’s privacy laws since the 1980s, with repercussions for millions of small businesses, advertisers targeting children…

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New study reveals prevalence of coercive control in NSW as domestic violence assaults rise

An artificial intelligence tool used by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) to analyse more than half a million police domestic violence…

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Queens Square Courts Building remains closed

As a result of the latest damage assessment, the Law Courts Building will remain closed to the public until Friday, 29 September

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HWL Ebsworth hack: Government concludes formal response

The Australian Government has concluded its formal coordinated response to the cyber attack on law firm HWL Ebsworth earlier this year that compromised data belonging…

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NSW Budget: wins for legal assistance, but justice system ‘needs more’

Access to justice could become easier for the state’s most vulnerable, with additional funding allocated in the NSW Budget to expand the reach of specialised…

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Draft legislation a major step in protecting survivors of domestic violence

Long-awaited reforms to the Family Law Act could see family violence considered as an important factor in property disputes and are being hailed as an…

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‘Significant step forward’: New support for Indigenous families at Dubbo Children’s Court

A new dedicated court list for Aboriginal families involved in care and protection proceedings has been opened at Dubbo Children’s Court, aiming to reduce the…

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High Court ruling vindicates sacked Qantas workers but doesn’t stop the outsourcing of jobs in the future

Qantas faces a potentially huge compensation payout to sacked workers, in a further knock to the carrier’s already diminished reputation.

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