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The Australian Bar Association has called for moderation in the debate over the proposed federal anti-corruption commission, after the Prime Minister yesterday compared the New South Wales Independent Commission against Corruption to a ‘kangaroo court’..Read more
The Australian Bar Association has announced the election of its executive team for 2021–22..Read more
The Australian Bar Association notes recent commentary in the media about analyses of the outcomes of decisions reached by individual judges – sitting both by themselves in trials or together on appeals..Read more
The Australian Bar Association shares the concerns of the ACT Bar Association in relation to the prosecution of barrister and former Deputy Chief Minister of the ACT and ACT Attorney-General, Bernard Collaery..Read more
The Australian Bar Association is delighted to announce that The Australian Financial Review is the Major Partner for the ABA’s 2021 National Conference Re-emerge. The Australian Bar after COVID-19: Energised, Innovative, Enduring. .Read more
The ABA has signed a joint statement with 30 other international legal organisations and bar associations condemning escalating attacks against lawyers in the Philippines. .Read more
The Australian Bar Association joins the Law Council of Australia and the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa in supporting the independence of the judiciary in Samoa and urges all parties to respect and support the rule of law in the countr.Read more
The President of the ABA, Matthew Howard SC, said “The Victorian and South Australian reports released this week expose again the dark behaviours that unchecked power imbalances and hierarchical structures can perpetuate. Sexual harassment cannot be era....Read more
The Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association strongly condemn the ongoing intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention of lawyers and judges by Myanmar’s military (the Tatmadaw) since the unlawful coup d’état .Read more
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) marks International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s achievement in the law, acknowledging the challenges which women continue to face within the profession, and reiterating its commitment to fostering a respectful....Read more