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The sun will set on 1 September for two NSW Regulations

The Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2008 has been gazetted. This Regulation replaces the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2001, which�will be�repealed on 1...

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Invitation to the inaugural Memorial John McPhee Debate

The Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law is pleased to present the inaugural John McPhee Debate, an annual event designed to encourage discussion on�current health law�and clinical...

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Government widens parameters for victim impact statements

Attorney General John Hatzistergos�has announced�further changes to�the practice and procedure of presenting victim impact statements. Under proposed amendments to the Crimes...

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Australian Government response to report on harmonisation of legal systems

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today tabled the Australian Government’s response to the House of Representatives Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee report into the harmonisation of...

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New appointment to the Supreme Court of Queensland

Brisbane-based barrister Peter Applegarth SC has been appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Learn more >

28 August 2008

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Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the Editor, Bret Walker SC

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR:

Shorten v David Hurst Constructions Pty Ltd (ACN 107 042 688) [2008] NSWCA 134 (Hodgson JA, Basten JA and Bell JA)


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Honorary silk appointments in England and Wales

Whilst the selection process for senior counsel is in full swing here in New South Wales,�in the UK the Ministry of Justice has invited nominations for appointment as "queen's counsel honoris...

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Appointment to the Appeal Division of the Family Court

Justice Stephen O'Ryan (a judge of the Family Court of Australia based in Sydney Registry) has been assigned to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia. Justice O'Ryan was�admitted...

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Appointment of new acting judge in the District Court

The NSW Executive Council has approved of the appointment of Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Lorraine Syme as an acting judge of the District Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 1...

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Criminal law reform: stop being a spectator

The Law Council of Australia and The New South Wales Bar Association will host a Federal Criminal Law Conference on Friday, 5 September 2008 in Sydney. The primary purpose of the one day conference...

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Barristers encouraged to attend the Elizabeth Street Blood Donor Centre

The� Australian Red Cross Blood Service is in desperate need for healthy people to give blood. To increase the convenience of donating blood the Australian Red Cross Blood Service has opened a...

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Legislation to note: new Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Regulation 2008

The Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Regulation 2008 has been gazetted.�It replaces the provisions of the Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Regulation 2000, which�will be�repealed on 1...

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Motor Accidents Authority's mild traumatic brain injury guidelines

The Motor Accidents Authority�and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Directorate have developed guidelines to assist clinicians in the early identification and management� of adults (>16 years...

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Legislation to note: amendments to Young Offenders Regulation 2004

The Young Offenders Amendment (Victim Statements) Regulation 2008 has been gazetted. The object of the Regulation, as provided by the explanatory statement, is to�allow a victim impact statement...

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Cases selected for reporting in Federal Court Reports by V Kline

The following six cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of FCR:

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Albarran [2008] FCA 147 Jacobson J

Fellowes v Military Rehabilitation...

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Papers to note: a digest of changes to the Family Law Act 1975

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Library has released Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008, _a bills digest examining the legislation that extends federal...

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Correction: fees owed to counsel

Yesterday's In Brief published a notice that pursuant to s623(2) of the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) a manager�had been appointed to the practice of�Paul Murphy, solicitor.

The notice...

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Legislation to note: Bail Regulation 2008

The�Bail Regulation 2008 was gazetted on Friday, 22 August 2008. The object of this Regulation is to remake, with some changes, the Bail Regulation 1999, which is repealed on 1 September 2008 by...

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Issues in Commercial Construction

Journal of Contract Law 20th Anniversary Conference: Issues in Commercial Construction,�31 October 2008 ** Opening address: the Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE **Session 1: THE CONCEPT OF...

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Latest indexation of workers' compensation benefits

The Workers Compensation Amendment (Latest Index Number) Regulation 2008 was gazetted on Friday, 22 August 2008. The�object of this Regulation is to update an index number that is used for the...

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District Court changes 2009 and 2010

Beginning July 2009 two District courts will transfer from Penrith to the new Trial Court Complex at Parramatta; and from February 2010 two District courts will transfer from Campbelltown to...

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Indigenous art exhibition in the Bar Association Common Room

You are invited to an exceptional exhibition of fine Indigenous art from the Papunya Region and Utopia people of Central Australia. Ars Musica Australia (AMA), together with the Indigenous Barristers...

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Changes to criminal procedure in the Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Parliament�last tonight passed the Court Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, which contains a number of criminal procedure reforms, one of which affects the�process for the...

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Proposed merger of Constitutional and Administrative Law sections

It is proposed to merge the Constitutional Law and Administrative Law sections of the New South Wales Bar Association. If the present members of those sections have any comments on this proposal...

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