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Law Council recommends reform to continuing detention order, control order regimes

19 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017 Representatives of the Law Council of Australia have appeared before the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor …

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2017 Lawyer of the Year Awards

19 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Simon Creek, Nicholas van Hattem and Krista McMeeken, winners of the 2017 …

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Law Society congratulates winners of the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards

15 May 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Sam Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group, winners of the Attorney General’s Community …

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Budget shows Government is listening to legal profession, but more work needed to end justice funding crisis

11 May 2017

Vital new funding for the federal courts, along with the reversal of cuts to community legal centres (CLCs) and Aboriginal …

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Law Week 2017

28 April 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia is pleased to present its annual Law Week which will, in 2017, run from …

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Law Council says stronger whistleblower protections are needed

28 April 2017

The Law Council of Australia has today told a Senate hearing that whistleblowers protections are inconsistent and should be strengthened. …

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Law Society supports action of the State Attorney General to address legal assistance funding to community legal centres

26 April 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the State Attorney General, John Quigley to provide community legal …

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Law Society welcomes cancellation of proposed cuts to legal assistance funding

24 April 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will restore funding to community …

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Law Society congratulates Amanda Forrester SC on appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions

6 April 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia warmly congratulates Amanda Forrester SC on her appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) …

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Senate’s powerful message on justice funding crisis should be heeded ahead of Budget

29 March 2017

On the second last sitting day prior to the Federal Budget, the Senate has passed a historic motion calling for …

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