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Three years ago today, First Nations delegates to the 2017 National Constitutional Convention at Uluru in the Northern Territory concluded four days of discussion by issuing a historic statement to the people of Australia. .Read more
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) expresses its disappointment at the decision by a Senate Committee investigating domestic violence to report three months ahead of schedule without conducting a single hearing, receiving one submission or consulting wit.Read more
The Australian Bar Association mourns the passing of Philip Selth, former CEO of the Australian Bar Association and Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association, who died on 3 May 2020. .Read more
The Australian Bar Association stands with legal associations around the world in continuing to press for the urgent release of 15 pro-democracy leaders arrested in Hong Kong in April..Read more
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the publication of the Australian Human Rights Commission report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces..Read more
The ABA considers that some of the commentary about last week’s decision of the High Court in Love and Thoms v The Commonwealth went beyond the bounds of robust criticism..Read more
The Australian Bar Association on behalf of its members expresses its deep sympathies to those affected by the bushfire crisis across the country..Read more
The ABA has elected Matthew Howard SC as President for 2019-2020 following outgoing President Jennifer Batrouney QC from Victoria..Read more
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the announcement by the Commonwealth Shadow Attorney-General of his “commitment to increasing the commonwealth’s contribution to legal assistance”..Read more
The President of the Australian Bar Association, Jennifer Batrouney QC, today announced that the Hon Roger Gyles AO QC had been asked to report on international arbitration opportunities for Australian Barristers in both Australia and the Asia-Pacific Regi.Read more