Tough new bail laws ‘rushed’ through NSW parliament

“Swift and decisive” new bail laws have passed NSW parliament in a “national first”’ move by the government to strengthen its already tough legislation, but…

The latest developments in law reform & advocacy: May 2022

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

The latest developments in law reform & advocacy: April 2022

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

Holding offenders accountable: Loss of unborn child laws come into effect

NSW is the first jurisdiction in Australia to have a standalone offence for criminals who cause the loss of an unborn child, offering greater support…

Balancing act: The tension between open justice and child protection

Open justice is crucial to maintaining community confidence in courts and the administration of justice, but it is not an absolute principle. Intense public interest…

The latest developments in law reform & advocacy: March 2022

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

A question of consent

While new legislative reforms in NSW hope to change the experience of survivors in the criminal justice system, community attitudes have a long way to…

The latest developments in law reform & advocacy: February 2022

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

The latest developments in law reform & advocacy: December 2021

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

The latest developments in law reform & advocacy: November 2021

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