Latest ALA News

Djokovic case sets dangerous precedent
Djokovic case highlights Australia’s arbitrary and unfair border policies
Djokovic decision highlights Australia’s arbitrary and unfair border policies
Fines for failing to report positive RAT results: unhelpful and will not work
Reform of body-worn camera laws in Victoria is welcome
Federal human rights charter needed to balance conflicting rights in crisis
Lawyers’ duty to administration of justice undermined by Religious Discrimination Bill
Review of cosmetic surgery sector welcome but overdue
Plants and animals of Noongar Nation break new ground in Indigenous knowledge tool
Lawyers call for ban on advertising cosmetic surgery to u18s
Age of criminal responsibility must not be lower than 14 years
Expansion of CEO’s powers in NDIS Bill is concerning and unnecessary
Reform of NSW child sex abuse laws welcome
Australian Government must lobby Singapore to stop plans to execute mentally impaired man
Laws regulating cosmetic surgery advertising must be strengthened to protect consumers
Collaery trial: welcome removal of secrecy orders but prosecution should not proceed
Covid tracing data must be protected by law nationally
NSW Coroner’s Court needs restructure and more resourcing to reduce delays
ALA thanks Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy
Newcastle lawyer honoured for commitment to social justice
Provisional payments Bill will benefit workers experiencing mental illness
Sexual abuse inquiry welcome but terms of reference must not be too limited
Aged care performance data must be made public
Bystander training needed in legal profession to help prevent harassment
Industrial manslaughter laws needed to set workplace safety expectations
Lawyers urge decriminalisation of cannabis use in Victoria
Body-worn police camera laws in VIC need urgent revision for use in civil matters
Budget 2020 failed to address urgent and life-threatening issues in aged care
Lawyers welcome inquiry into rural and regional health to prevent further tragedy
Millions in compensation payments delayed due to slow Centrelink processing
Prison lockdowns cannot be solution to preventing COVID-19 outbreak
Urgent action needed to prevent COVID-19 crisis in disability care
Access to justice in Victoria limited by childcare restrictions
Fair compensation for work injuries ‘almost impossible’ if NSW scheme issues not resolved
Grant bail for non-violent offences to help prevent COVID-19 prison outbreak
Reform needed to fix failings of workers’ comp schemes
Lawyers urge Council of Attorneys-General to raise age of criminal responsibility
Comcare must act to enforce WHS laws in immigration detention
Concerns re risk of heavy-handed policing in Melbourne hot spots
ALA new national president: First time a WA lawyer takes role
Lawyers call on WA Government to proclaim unpaid fine legislation urgently
Complaints show more work needed in legal profession to address sexual harassment
JobKeeper payments to priests – improper and inappropriate
Newmarch House coronial investigation welcomed
Calls for NSW government to retain program helping keep people with cognitive disability out of prison
Border Force search and seize laws will dangerously increase security staff powers
Excessive amendments to national security laws avoid scrutiny due to COVID-19
COVIDSafe legislation welcomed but needs to better protect our right to opt in or out