The new National Anti-Corruption Commission faces high expectations

Australia’s new National Anti-Corruption Commission is due to begin its operations today. Already there is much talk about who and what it should investigate.

Gladys Berejiklian ICAC report: Why won’t she be charged?

Former Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian will not face criminal prosecution despite the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) finding that she engaged in “serious corrupt…

‘Sweeping overhaul’ needed to NSW Police domestic violence response, report finds

The NSW Police Force is planning a sweeping overhaul of the way it manages and investigates domestic and family violence, after a report by the…

‘Growing crisis’: Record level of Aboriginal people in NSW prisons, new data reveals

The heads of two legal assistance organisations say the NSW Government is failing to take steps to reduce the proportion of Aboriginal people in prison, as…

Lawyers must play a role in diversion of young people: Cassandra Banks

The President of the Law Society of NSW is pushing for increased diversion of young people out of the criminal justice system, saying there are…

‘Whole new battleground’: The Privacy Act Review Report and its impact on media lawyers

The Federal Government’s proposed privacy law reforms could result in an inundation of the court system and have a “chilling effect” on public interest journalism,…

NSW District Court and Supreme Court movers and shakers

The NSW District Court will welcome two “experienced and respected” lawyers to the bench, as a new female Supreme Court Judge of Appeal is appointed. 

Lawyers urged to stay ‘cyber-safe’ ahead of Easter

Law practices in NSW are being reminded to stay alert to the threat of cyber-attacks ahead of the Easter long weekend, the legal profession’s insurer…

Australia’s first female Federal Court Chief Justice appointed

Justice Debra Mortimer will become the first female Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, following the mandatory retirement of Chief Justice James Allsop…

Law Society pushes for access to justice to be a priority of incoming Government

The Law Society of NSW is ready to establish a “productive working relationship” with Premier-elect Chris Minns, pushing for key law and justice initiatives, including…