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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Law Society of NSW launches new guidance to address gender pay gap

Australia’s new sex discrimination commissioner says the NSW legal profession must improve its collection and analysis of data on renumeration to appropriately address the gender…

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Supporting the ‘invisible victims’ of the criminal justice system

Introducing in-cell communication technology such as tablets in corrective services around Australian would better support the children of incarcerated parents and has the potential to…

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Slater and Gordon class action lawyers target major insurance company

One of Australia’s largest insurance companies is the latest target of Slater and Gordon’s class action lawyers, after the corporate regulator launched an action last…

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Human rights groups condemn execution in Singapore

A Singaporean national is the first woman in 20 years to be executed under the city-state’s strong punishment measures for drug crime.

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