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.

For media enquiries or interview requests please contact the ABA Media Manager:

ABA Media Manager

Jo Oakes

Mobile: 0439 700 076

Email: media@austbar.asn.au

The ABA issues regular news updates to its members. You can view recent ABA Member Newsletters here.

The ABA holds a number of conferences and events each year. Visit our Events calendar to see what’s coming up and contact the Media Manager for further details.

Gender pay gap: Statement from ABA President Patrick O’Sullivan QC

Statement in response to media reports highlighting the gender pay gap for barristers.. Read more

AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION URGES NORTHERN TERRITORY TO RECONSIDER PROPOSED BAIL LEGISLATION

Northern Territory’s proposed bail legislation to remove the presumption in favour of bail for repeat property offenders will only further exacerbate Australia’s disgraceful Indigenous incarceration rates.. Read more

Legal Aid: Statement from ABA President Patrick O’Sullivan QC

The Australian Bar Association acknowledges the Federal Government’s recent $30 million injection to legal assistance services, to support families in crisis, but we believe it falls well short of the $200 million that was recommended by last year’s Produc. Read more

“Amend mandatory sentencing and watch Indigenous incarceration rates fall” says ABA President

Australian Bar Association announces agenda to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates.. Read more