Media Releases

The Australian Bar Association issues regular media releases on behalf of the profession. Below you will find the latest news, statements and media releases issued by the ABA.

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Cindy Penrose

Chief Executive Officer

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ABA supports the inclusion of a First Nations “Voice” in the Constitution

In a unified voice representing Independent Bars from across Australia, the ABA has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples supporting the Uluru Statement call . Read more

Launch of a joint effort to develop Australia as a leader in International Arbitration

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) are delighted to announce the launch of a memorandum of understanding aimed at advancing arbitration and mediation work opportunities for Australian counsel interna. Read more

Consistent and efficient Family Law structures good for families

Australian Bar Association President, Noel Hutley SC, notes the Government's announcement to amalgamate the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia.. Read more

TIME TO CONCENTRATE ON REFORM

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) review into the family law system.. Read more

SUBSTANTIVE REFORMS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) report, Pathway to Justice – Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.. Read more

Political attacks on the judiciary undermines the independence, integrity and impartiality of Australia’s legal system.

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has the highest respect for the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary across Australia and is very concerned by recent political attacks on the Victorian judiciary.. Read more

AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW FEDERAL ATTORNEY-GENERAL CHRISTIAN PORTER

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the announcement today [19 December 2017] of the appointment of Christian Porter MP as the 37th Attorney-General for Australia. Read more

AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW SILKS

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) congratulates Australia’s new Senior Counsel and Queen’s Counsel of 2017. Read more

AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Noel Hutley SC as the new President of the ABA. Read more

PROPOSED COUNTER-TERRORISM LAWS OVER-REACH IN RELATION TO CHILDREN

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) urges the Federal government to reconsider proposed changes to counter-terrorism laws which would allow for children as young as 10 years of age to be detained for up to 14 days without charge. Read more