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Inbrief

Refurbishment of Parramatta Courthouse begins

Parramatta Courthouse will be closed during�a $14 million upgrade, which began yesterday.�Court services�will be temporarily relocated to Parramatta Children’s Court, Sydney West...

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Recent House of Lords decisions

The following opinions of the lords of appeal are available on the House of Lords web site:

Van Colle (administrator of the estate of GC (deceased)) and another (Original-Respondents and...

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

The following three cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Harrison v Melhem [2008] NSWCA 67 Council of the New South Wales Bar Association v Power [2008] NSWCA 135 McKee v...

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Law Council urges changes to Haneef inquiry

The Law Council of Australia has�written to Attorney-General Robert McClelland, urging him to provide a proper statutory basis for the Haneef Inquiry, headed by John Clarke QC.��Law...

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High Court decision in barristers' professional indemnity case

A barrister, who failed to advise that a compensation claim be filed before an amendment to the New South Wales Workers’ Compensation Act barred the claim, was not entitled to insurance to cover...

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Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Recital

Members are invited to the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Recital at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Sunday, 24 August 2008 at 3.00pm. The foundation aims to raise awareness of, and...

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NSWLRC releases consultation paper on privacy legislation

The NSW Law Reform Commission has today released a consultation paper that opens the way for major reform of the state’s privacy laws. View Consultation Paper 3 (2008) Privacy Legislation in New...

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2009 Australian Bar Association Conference - Strasbourg and London

Expressions of interest are now being taken for the Australian Bar Association Conference to be held in Strasbourg and London between 26 June and 1 July 2009. The conference will commence in...

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The Hon Justice Robert French named the new chief justice of the High Court

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Attorney-General Robert McClelland have announced the appointment of Justice Robert French as chief justice of the High Court. Justice French will begin his appointment...

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Prosecuting and Judging War Crimes in Emerging Courts

David Re, of Frederick Jordan Chambers, has been appointed to the position of international judge on the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that country's highest trial and appellate court. This...

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Australian Government announces changes to immigration detention system

The minister for immigration and citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, today announced changes to Australia’s system of mandatory detention for unlawful non-citizens. Unauthorised boat arrivals will...

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Cases selected for reporting in FCR by V Kline

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

ASIC v P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd�[2008] FCAFC 123�Heerey, Moore, Tracey JJ SZIZO v Minister for Immigration and...

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Funeral arrangements for Matthew Bracks

A funeral will be held for Matthew Bracks at 10.00am on Saturday, 2 August, in the school chapel at St Aloysius College,�47 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli.

30�July 2008

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Attorney foreshadows simpler regime for access to court documents

Attorney General John Hatzistergos has announced�plans for a�new, simpler regime governing public and media access to court documents. The NSW Government will adopt the recommendations made...

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Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory Bali Conference

Members are invited to the biennial Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory Conference in Bali, on 27 June - 5 July 2009. Some excellent speakers will be delivering papers at the...

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Watch the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the Bar Common Room

Continuous coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics is available to all members via the big screen projector in the Bar Common Room.

13 August 2008

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Advanced skills training for mediators

Members who are attending the 9th National Mediation Conference in Perth on 10-12 September, may wish to�attend **Jim Cyngler's advanced mediation training course, **which precedes the...

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Federal, state and territory attorneys-general meet in New Zealand

The Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG)�has�been meeting in New Zealand.�They��discussed more than�20 matters of substantive legal reforms for all...

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New South Wales Government proposes changes to workers' compensation death benefits

The New South Wales Government has announced that it will legislate during the next parliament to increase the lump sum paid if a worker dies from a work related incident. The amount will increase...

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Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration: call for nominations

To mark the 25th anniversary of its establishment, the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration will hold�a biennial AIJA Excellence in Judicial Administration Award. The award is...

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Under Sixes Dinner: all welcome

The New Barristers Committee invites you to attend the 2008 Under Sixes Dinner. The dinner is an informal social event for members under six years call and those who would like to support the newer...

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Treaty on trans-Tasman court proceedings and regulatory enforcement

Australia and New Zealand will tomorrow sign a treaty on trans-Tasman court proceedings and regulatory enforcement. These reforms are based on recommendations made in December 2006 by theTrans-Tasman...

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Freedom of information laws: changes are afoot

Cabinet Secretary, Senator John Faulkner today announced that Cabinet has agreed to abolish "conclusive certificates", allowing the�Administrative Appeals Tribunal to undertake a full merits...

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