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The Australian Bar Association has announced Lincoln Crowley, a barrister from the Queensland Bar, as the 2017 recipient of the Advocacy Training Council’s Indigenous scholarship program..Read more
Australian Bar Association has welcomed the appointment of Judge Matthew Meyers AM of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians..Read more
The Daily Telegraph should be embarrassed of yesterday’s article by Janet Fife-Yeomans (“Judge slams ‘racist sentiment’ and says law will uphold fairness” Feb 2 2017) which unfairly and incorrectly criticises the State’s most senior judicial officer, the H.Read more
The Australian Bar Association has welcomed in the 2017 law term with the announcement of the association’s new President, Will Alstergren QC and new CEO, Cindy Penrose..Read more
The Australian Bar Association welcomes the Federal Government’s consultation on the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians.Read more
The Australian Bar Association warmly welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Justice Susan Kiefel as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia..Read more
The President of the Australian Bar Association (ABA), Patrick O’Sullivan QC, has applauded the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, on today’s announcement of a national Law Reform Commission examination into Indigenous incarc.Read more
The President of the Australian Bar Association, Patrick O’Sullivan QC, has today confirmed the ABA’s commitment to promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion at the Bar by adopting the Law Council of Australia’s Equitable Briefing Policy.Read more
The Australian Bar Association has responded to today’s release of the latest BOCSAR statistics on NSW Indigenous crime and imprisonment, calling on governments to take a closer look at bail and community-based orders and their impact on the increasing...Read more
The Australian Bar Association has today welcomed the Western Australian government’s new legislation aimed at reducing the rate of Indigenous incarceration for non-payment of fines..Read more