The latest developments in law reform and advocacy: December 2018

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Reframing her narrative

Solicitor and artist Amani Haydar was forced to re-evaluate the whole system when her father murdered her mother in 2015.

UN admonishes Australia for alarming record on women’s rights

Australia has come under fire for what the United Nations has labelled an “alarming” record on action for women’s rights.

Online program to combat domestic violence in digital age

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has released an innovative online training program to better train lawyers working with women who are abused, controlled or…

A haven of hope

Shocked to learn about the rates of domestic violence in her own backyard, Sharon Levy of Bartier Perry is doing what she believes lawyers do…

Proposed tenancy reforms improve rights for DV victims

The proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 will make it easier for domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately without liability. By KELLIE…

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: May 2016

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Law Society advocacy: August 2015

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Technology-facilitated stalking and abuse: putting our legal framework to the test

Technology-assisted stalking and abuse is a form of domestic violence (DV) that is rapidly on the rise. By CHARISSA SUN.

Domestic violence: evidence-in-chief reforms commence

The Criminal Procedure Amendment (Domestic Violence Complainants) Act 2014 amends the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 to allow video or audio recorded statements taken from a domestic violence complainant to…