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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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Law Society Celebrates 180th Anniversary of the Old Court House

23 March 2017

On Friday, 24 March 2017, the Law Society of Western Australia celebrates a significant milestone for the City of Perth’s …

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Australia’s legal assistance sector facing Federal Budget disaster, and pro bono cannot plug the gap

23 March 2017

The average Australian lawyer is contributing a full week of work every year for free, but even this is insufficient …

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Bendigo’s Tayla Anderson awarded John Koowarta Indigenous Scholarship

20 March 2017

Bendigo law student Tayla Anderson has been awarded the Law Council of Australia’s 2017 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship. The …

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