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ABA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE FAMILY COURT AND NEW CHIEF JUDGE OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the announcement today (10 October 2017) of the appointment of the new Chief Justice of the Family Court and the new Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court and a Justice of the Family Court. Read more
Spam Email Alert
The ABA has become aware of spam email where emails are being sent to barristers purporting to be from the ABA and containing an invoice for overdue payment.. Read more
The ABA Refutes Claims by Immigration Minister Regarding Pro Bono Legal Assistance For Asylum Seekers
The claims by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that lawyers who provide pro bono legal assistance to asylum seekers are ‘un-Australian’ are unfortunate and incorrect, according to the Australian Bar Association (ABA). Read more
ABA Welcomes Appointment of new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the announcement today [8 August 2017] of the appointment of the Honourable Justice Anne Ferguson as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Read more
Innovative Solutions to Access to Justice Crisis Needed
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) supports the work of the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) national Justice Project which today moved into a consultation phase. Read more
Australian Bar Association President: “Legal assistance funding requires rethink to ensure sustainability”
The President of the Australian Bar Association, Will Alstergren QC, has highlighted the need for a complete rethink of legal assistance budgets to ensure its sustainability to provide equal and fair access of legal advice and assistance to all.. Read more
Senior members of Australian, UK and Irish Bars and Judiciary converge in London and Dublin for the 2017 Australian Bar Association Conference.
Australian Barristers, senior members of the UK, Australian and Irish governments and the judiciary will converge in London and Dublin this week to share collective knowledge and prepare for future challenges to global legal systems including issues of nat. Read more
Statement from the President of the Australian Bar Association, Will Alstergren QC.
Response to media reports on the 13th June 2017 critical of the judiciary.. Read more
ABA welcomes Federal Government funding injection into legal assistance sector
The Australian Bar Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years to the community legal assistance sector in the upcoming 2017-18 Budget.. Read more
Statement from ABA President Will Alstergren QC: Response to article in The Australian newspaper on 24 March 2017, ‘Affirmative action creates obstructions on the level playing field’.
“The views expressed by Mr Jeffrey Phillips SC in The Australian newspaper on 24 March 2017, do not reflect the view of the Australian Bar Association.. Read more