Latest Law Council of Australia News

Put families over politics, abandon flawed family court merger
UNSW Sydney academics honoured with pre-eminent legal research awards
Unfair hike to FCC migration fees
Law Council congratulates new Family Law Appointments
Government should implement Renwick’s recommendations
High Risk Terrorist Offenders bill under scrutiny
Law Council President, Pauline Wright, response to ABC 4 Corners program
Global focus on competition and digital platforms
Response to draft Commonwealth Integrity Commission legislation
Corrected statement Law Council President, Pauline Wright’s, response to draft Commonwealth Integrity Commission
Law Council President, Pauline Wright’s, response to draft Commonwealth Integrity Commission legislation
Data retention legislation needs more work
Top End Silk appointed to District Court
Law Council President, Pauline Wright, response to appointments to High Court of Australia
We need movement on Commonwealth Integrity Commission
Dire Federal Circuit Court backlogs prove family court merger a risk to families, judges
New members welcomed to Tax Practitioners Board
One-size does not fit all when SMEs face insolvency
Public interest journalism deserves legislative protection
Appointments to tax practitioners board
Law Council President, Pauline Wright, support to Bernard Collaery
Public interest journalism deserves legislative protection
Statement of condolence on passing of Judge Guy Andrew
Government provides funding to Launceston registry
Courts win funding but wider legal sector misses out
Caves destruction illustrates need for review and reform of Commonwealth legislation
Juukan Gorge inquiry considers legal issues
Calling on government to support a Convention on Rights of Older Persons
Opening Statement on Matters relating to two treaties with Hong Kong
Simplified insolvency processes welcome, but government must consult now to avoid unforeseen consequences
AFP Counter-Terrorism Powers to be discussed
A guide for lawyers to help with Elder Abuse released
Opening Statement on Intelligence and Security review into ‘declared area’ provisions
Public hearing on counter-terrorism ‘declared areas’
A shifting culture towards equal opportunity for women in law
Law Council raises concerns about government’s extension to temporary insolvency emergency measures
Opening Statement: Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence
ASIO’s extraordinary detention powers extended until
ASIO’s extraordinary detention powers extended until
Law Council of Australia calls for parliamentary inquiry into environmental bill
Aba joins law Council of Australia in expressing need for caution
Interim report lights way for tech to play greater role in corporate regulation in wake of Covid-19
Vital safeguards missing from citizenship cessation laws
Law Council urges caution on changes to fundamental principles of criminal responsibility
Invitation: INDIGENOUS INCARCERATION AND NORTHERN TERRITORY
Proposed legislation tars all in detention centres with same brush
Australia a key player against human trafficking
Australian Bar Association joins expression of disappointment at Commonwealth’s justice targets