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Law Society calls upon candidates to pledge their support for legal assistance

28 February 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia is calling upon all candidates in the upcoming State election to make a public …

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Law Council welcomes appointment of Dr James Renwick SC to vital security watchdog role

27 February 2017

The Law Council of Australia has applauded the appointment of prominent jurist Dr James Renwick SC as Australia’s acting Independent …

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Legal profession launching unprecedented national initiative to counter unconscious bias

20 February 2017

The Law Council of Australia is launching a major new program to help lawyers understand and address unconscious bias. The …

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill report strikes balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination

16 February 2017

The Law Council today said the consensus Parliamentary report into the Government’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill strikes a good balance between …

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Mandatory sentencing undermining firearms trafficking bill

13 February 2017

Including mandatory sentencing in the Federal Government’s firearms trafficking bill could lead to unjust punishments and unintended consequences. The Criminal …

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Australia takes historic step to help prevent torture

9 February 2017

Australia has taken a positive and historic step today in the campaign to end torture, through the announcement by the …

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Response to Consultation Paper: Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Regime

8 February 2017

In October 2016, the Law Society was informed by the Law Council of Australia that the Federal Government had embarked …

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National Security Watchdog Recommends Repeal of ASIO Questioning and Detention Powers

8 February 2017

The Australian legal profession is calling on the Federal Government to adopt key recommendations of the Independent National Security Legislation …

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Australia’s contribution to the Abolition of the Death Penalty Symposium

8 February 2017

On 3 February 2017, the Law Council convened a national Symposium in Melbourne to discuss how government, the legal profession …

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