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ABA says that recent AFP raids on journalists should prompt a review of how journalists and their sources are protected
The Australian Federal Police’s (AFP’s) raids on the home of a journalist and the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation last week have ignited debate as to press freedom and the protection of their sources.. Read more
Australian Bar Association welcomes shadow Attorney-General’s commitment to legal assistance sector.
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
Inquiry by Roger Gyles QC on International arbitration
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
AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW SILKS 2018
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) congratulates Australia’s new Senior Counsel and Queen’s Counsel of 2018. President of the Australian Bar Association, Jennifer Batrouney QC said “the new silks were to be congratulated on their appointment...". Read more
ABA CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF ASYLUM SEEKERS FROM NAURU
Following the Australian Bar Association (ABA) and NSW Bar Associations’ successful national legal conference in Sydney, the Council of the ABA adopted 8 key principles in the area of asylum seekers and refugees. The principles reflect the centrality of go. Read more
ABA WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT, MS JENNIFER BATROUNEY QC
The Australian Bar Association is pleased to announce the election of Ms Jennifer Batrouney QC as President for the 2018-19 year.. Read more
The ABA rejects the recent analysis of Federal Court judges’ productivity
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) is concerned by recent attacks on Federal Court of Australia judges’ productivity which portrays the process of justice in too simplistic terms.. Read more
THE APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE AND DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) notes the Government's announcement regarding the appointments of the new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.. Read more
CORRECTION AND EFFECTIVE CONSULTATION REQUIRED BY ATTORNEY-GENERAL
The President of the Australian Bar Association (ABA), Mr Noel Hutley SC calls upon the Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter MP to correct the statement provided to The Australian newspaper.. Read more
AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR CAREFUL PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF THE FAMILY COURT’S FUTURE
The Australian Bar Association President, Noel Hutley SC says “the ABA remains of the view that any legislation to restructure Australia’s family law system requires close and careful examination by Parliament”.. Read more