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Statement from the Australian Bar Association – Terms of Reference finalised for ALRC Inquiry into incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians
February, 10 2017
Australian Bar Association has welcomed the appointment of Judge Matthew Meyers AM of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.. Read more
Letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph from the Australian Bar Association
February, 03 2017
The Daily Telegraph should be embarrassed of yesterday’s article by Janet Fife-Yeomans (“Judge slams ‘racist sentiment’ and says law will uphold fairness” Feb 2 2017) which unfairly and incorrectly criticises the State’s most senior judicial officer, the H. Read more
ABA thanks 2016 President Patrick O’Sullivan QC and welcomes in the 2017 law term with a new President and CEO
February, 01 2017
The Australian Bar Association has welcomed in the 2017 law term with the announcement of the association’s new President, Will Alstergren QC and new CEO, Cindy Penrose.. Read more
ABA welcomes consultation process for ALRC examination into Indigenous incarceration
December, 07 2016
The Australian Bar Association welcomes the Federal Government’s consultation on the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians. Read more
High Court of Australia Appointments
November, 29 2016
The Australian Bar Association warmly welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Justice Susan Kiefel as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.. Read more
“ALRC EXAMINATION INTO INDIGENOUS INCARCERATION RATES IS A NATIONAL PRIORITY” SAYS ABA PRESIDENT
October, 27 2016
The President of the Australian Bar Association (ABA), Patrick O’Sullivan QC, has applauded the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, on today’s announcement of a national Law Reform Commission examination into Indigenous incarc. Read more
Australian Bar Association adopts LCA Equitable Briefing Policy and considers practical measures to implementation.
October, 20 2016
The President of the Australian Bar Association, Patrick O’Sullivan QC, has today confirmed the ABA’s commitment to promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion at the Bar by adopting the Law Council of Australia’s Equitable Briefing Policy. Read more
Australian Bar Association responds to alarming BOCSAR statistics that shows 40% of Indigenous defendants on remand do not go on to receive custodial sentences.
September, 28 2016
The Australian Bar Association has responded to today’s release of the latest BOCSAR statistics on NSW Indigenous crime and imprisonment, calling on governments to take a closer look at bail and community-based orders and their impact on the increasing... Read more
Australian Bar Association welcomes new legislation addressing fine default imprisonment in Western Australia
September, 15 2016
The Australian Bar Association has today welcomed the Western Australian government’s new legislation aimed at reducing the rate of Indigenous incarceration for non-payment of fines.. Read more
ABA considers alternative funding options to Australia’s legal assistance crisis.
September, 09 2016
The Australian Bar Association says that in addition to continuing to press Federal and State Governments to appropriately fund legal assistance for those in need, it is considering new and alternative sources of funding for the sector.. Read more