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Law Society joins Street Banner Project for National Reconciliation Week

27 May 2016

The Law Society of Western Australia is delighted to join the Street Banner Project for National Reconciliation Week 2016. The …

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Law Society joins Legal Aid Matters campaign

16 May 2016

The Law Society of Western Australia has joined with the Law Council of Australia and¬†other Australian Law Societies and Bar …

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45,000 people faced courts alone due to legal aid crisis

16 May 2016

National campaign launched at start of Law Week At least 45,000 Australians have been forced to represent themselves in court, …

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$30m family violence commitment puts dent in legal aid crisis

13 May 2016

The Coalition announcement today that it will provide $30 million for legal assistance services, as part of its National Plan …

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Lawyers to rally over legal aid crisis in election campaign

10 May 2016

With the election in full swing and neither party responding to the legal aid funding crisis, lawyers from across Australia …

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Law Council welcomes appointments to the Federal Courts and the AAT

6 May 2016

The announcement by the Attorney-General of appointees to the Federal Court, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will ensure that …

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Independent counter-terrorism report addresses key concerns of the legal profession

6 May 2016

A report released today by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has recognised key concerns from the legal profession about …

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Legal profession among winners in Singapore-Australia FTA review

6 May 2016

Australian lawyers and law schools have been rewarded with long-term market access certainty following a review of the Singapore-Australia Free …

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Congratulations to new Commonwealth DPP and Human Rights Commissioners

6 May 2016

The Law Council of Australia applauded the appointment of the new Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) as well as …

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Recommendation of strategy for the abolition of the death penalty applauded

6 May 2016

The Law Council of Australia today commended Parliament on adopting its recommendation to develop, fund and implement a whole-of-government Strategy …

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