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High Court appointments

29 November 2016

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC and the Honourable Justice James Edelman on …

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Chief Justice appointment a landmark in Australian history

29 November 2016

The appointment of the Honourable Justice Susan Mary Kiefel AC as the next Chief Justice of the High Court of …

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2017 Law Council of Australia Executive

28 November 2016

At the November Directors’ Meeting of the Law Council of Australia, the following Directors were elected as Members of the …

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Anti-death penalty and human rights advocate Julian McMahon wins Law Council’s President’s Medal

28 November 2016

The Law Council of Australia’s 2016 President’s Medal has been awarded to eminent barrister, anti-death penalty and human rights advocate, …

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Law Society congratulates Dr Adam Tomison on Director General Appointment

23 November 2016

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Dr Adam Tomison on his appointment as Director General of the Department of …

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Law Council: Whistleblower protections a major development that paves the way for further expansion

22 November 2016

New measures within the registered organisations legislation, passed early this morning, will drastically improve whistleblower protections for those within the …

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Law Council: Urgent action needed on Indigenous imprisonment in light of new Productivity Commission report

17 November 2016

The Productivity Commission’s latest ‘Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage’ report has underscored the pressing need for reform to combat catastrophic rates of …

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Passed Counter-Terrorism Bill addresses many Law Council concerns, now time to appoint new INSLM

9 November 2016

A number of concerns expressed by the Law Council of Australia to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016 …

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Law Society congratulates Joseph McGrath SC on Supreme Court appointment

9 November 2016

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Joseph McGrath SC on his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court …

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Law Council urges Government to adopt key counterterrorism report recommendations

4 November 2016

The Law Council of Australia is urging the Federal Government to adopt key recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on …

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