The National Brief

The National Brief

The Australian Bar Association is proud to represent nearly 6000 barristers throughout Australia and to share updates on the ABA’s work in promoting the bar’s high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services, as well as its important advocacy work to ensure fair access to justice for all. The quarterly newsletter provides members with information about upcoming events, announcements, and issues affecting the profession.

The National Brief #10 - September 2022

The September issue of The National Brief, the official newsletter of the Australian Bar Association.

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The National Brief #9 - June 2022

The June issue of The National Brief, the official newsletter of the Australian Bar Association.

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The National Brief #8 - March 2022

The March issue of The National Brief, the official newsletter of the Australian Bar Association.

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The National Brief #7 - December 2021

The December issue of The National Brief, the official newsletter of the Australian Bar Association.

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The National Brief #6 - November 2021

The postponed national conference will now be held on 28-30 April 2022 and will take place both physically in Melbourne and fully remotely. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the National Bar to gather together again.

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The National Brief #5 - August 2021

This week, with sadness, the ABA Council resolved to postpone the National Conference which was due to take place in mid-September physically in Melbourne and fully remotely.

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The National Brief #4 - July 2021

Last Friday, I was asked by a journalist to comment on the impact of lockdowns on the justice system. In response, I noted the greater impacts on, for example, jury trials and the growing backlogs in that area.

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The National Brief #3 - May 2021

President Matthew Howard SC outlines how the ABA is responding to the last month’s reports in Victoria and South Australia about sexual harassment in the profession, and describes plans for RE-EMERGE 2021 – the ABA’s National Conference in September.

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The National Brief #2 - March 2021

It is one hundred years since Edith Cowan was elected to the WA Parliament, becoming only the second woman in the common law world (and the first in Australia) to do so, President Matthew Howard SC writes in the second ABA National Brief.

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The National Brief #1 - February 2021

The first, nation-wide communication from the Australian Bar Association to barristers, legal professionals, students, and all those interested in the work of the ABA’s Committees, Council and members.

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