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ABA welcomes consultation process for ALRC examination into Indigenous incarceration
07 December 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
29 November 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
27 October 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.
20 October 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.
28 September 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
15 September 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.
09 September 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
Australia’s most prestigious legal conference promises to inspire, stimulate and innovate while tackling the greatest legal challenges in the country.
07 September 2016
The Australian Bar Association in conjunction with the Victorian Bar is hosting the National Legal Conference in Melbourne on 27-28 October 2016. . Read more
Bombing attack on grieving lawyers in Quetta, Pakistan: Statement from ABA President Patrick O’Sullivan QC
10 August 2016
“The Australian Bar Association is shocked and saddened by news of a targeted bombing attack on grieving lawyers and mourners in Quetta, Pakistan, following the murder of the former President of the Baluchistan Bar Association”. Read more
Royal Commission into youth detention in the NT: Statement from ABA President Patrick O’Sullivan QC
01 August 2016
The Australian Bar Association welcomes today’s appointment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and The Hon Margaret White AO as joint Commissioners for the Royal Commission into the child protection and youth de. Read more