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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
The Australian Bar Association joins the Law Council of Australia in supporting the establishment of a Federal Judicial Commission to promote confidence in the administration of justice..Read more
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) notes that the proposed “Family Court Merger Bill” has been brought on overnight at short notice to be considered by the Senate today..Read more
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) joins with the Law Council of Australia in rejecting the claim reported by Fairfax Media on 12 and 13 January 2021 that ‘the Family Court of Australia has many corruption issues’ including ‘corrupt’ judges..Read more
President of the Australian Bar Association Matt Howard SC said, “The Australian Bar Association congratulates these 73 individuals on their appointment as senior counsel. Their appointment is an acknowledgement of their skill, independence, integrity ....Read more
The Australian Bar Association has announced the election of a new executive team for 2020-2021. .Read more
The Australian Bar Association welcomes the announcement today by the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and the Attorney General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, of the appointment of the Honourable Justice Jacqueline Gleeson and the Honourable Justi.Read more
Concerns about the criteria for appointment and power of “authorised officers” under the Bill have been raised by the Victorian Bar with the Attorney-General, supported by the Australian Bar Association.Read more