Inbrief

Sydney Law School invites eminent speakers to mark opening of new building

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As part of the opening celebrations for the new Sydney University Law School building, eminent law professionals and academics from around the world will present a programme of lectures, seminars and...

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Appointments to accept service in suits to which the Commonwealth is a party

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On 4 February 2009, the Attorney-General approved an instrument of appointment to enable nominated lawyers of DLA Phillips Fox to receive service in accordance with section 63 of the Judiciary Act...

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Law Council emissions trading round tables

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The Australian Government has released its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bills and the Senate has established two inquiries into the legislative package. The Law Council's Environment and...

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Cases selected for reporting in CLR and FCR

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The following case was selected by JD Merralls for reporting in CLR:_

Tabcorp Holdings v Bowen Investments_ [2009] HCA 8.

Following are the cases selected by V Kline for reporting in FCR:

Overseas...

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Young Indigenous Women Fundraising Breakfast

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Philanthropy

The Women’s College invites you to join us at the Young Indigenous Women Fundraising Breakfast at The University of Sydney at 7am, Tuesday 7 April 2009. Guest Speaker is Dr Marlene...

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Fees owed to counsel - BDA Legal

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Pursuant to s623(2) of the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW), the Law Society of New South Wales has appointed a manager to the law practice of BDA Legal, Suite 27, Level 3, 301 Castlereagh St, Sydney....

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Vale Anthony Peter Cook SC (1959-2009)

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Anthony Cook SC, public defender, died on Friday, 27 March 2009. A funeral service will be held on Friday, 3 April 2009 at St John's Anglican Church, corner of Spring Street and Birchgrove Road,...

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Members' contact details - Unsolicited e-mails and letters

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The Bar Association is frequently asked if it will make available to a third party lists of members' contact details, including e-mail addresses. The Bar Association makes every effort to protect the...

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President's speech delivered at the farewell to Tamberlin J

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A ceremonial sitting of the full Federal Court was held this morning in Court 18D, Queens Square, to farewell the Hon Justice Tamberlin. President Anna Katzmann SC spoke on behalf of the bar.

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Latest report on PI and PL claims from the National Claims and Policies Database

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released the fourth set of annual reports on policies and claims for public and products liability (PL) and professional indemnity (PI)...

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Speeches to note: University of Melbourne lecture on native title

On 24 March Chief Justice Robert French delivered at the University of Melbourne a lecture on the major developments leading to the recognition of Indigenous land rights in Australia. Download and...

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Appointment to the Victims Compensation Tribunal

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New South Wales Attorney General John Hatzistergos today announced the appointment of Acting Magistrate Brian Lulham as the chairperson of the Victims Compensation Tribunal.

**26 March 2009 **

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New electronic lodgement system for Legal Aid NSW

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On 31 March 2009 Legal Aid NSW will launch a new version of Grants Online, its web-based facility for the electronic submission of applications for grants of legal aid. From that date practitioners...

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Debate on covert search warrants

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The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment (Search Powers) Bill 2009 was debated yesterday in the Legislative Council. A number of speakers in the debate mentioned the Bar...

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New District Court appointment

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Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Syme has been appointed to the bench of the District Court of NSW, Attorney General John Hatzistergos announced today. A swearing in ceremony will be held on 14 April...

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Online directions hearings in the Family Provision List

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Online directions hearings through JusticeLink will be introduced in the Family Provision List from May 2009. At this stage, only legal practitioners will be eligible to participate in online...

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Papers to note: Anti-Money Laundering Guide for Legal Practitioners

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The Law Council of Australia has formed an Anti-Money Laundering Information Working Group to inform the profession about changes to Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing...

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Australian Government flags changes to freedom of information and privacy laws

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Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State Senator John Faulkner today released exposure drafts of two Bills to amend the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982. Submissions can be made on...

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Web watch: the Nixon tapes online

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A new web site, www.nixontapes.org, has digitised 2,150 hours of President Nixon's phone calls and meetings between February 1971 and July 1973. Its purpose is to "make freely available the...

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Legislation to note: amendments to the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2005

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The Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Amendment Rules 2009 (No. 1) have been added to the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. The principal object of Rules, as provided by the explanatory...

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Reminder: ceremonial sitting for the retirement of Tamberlin J

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A ceremonial sitting of the full Federal Court will be held to farewell the Hon Justice Tamberlin on Friday, 27 March 2009 at 9.30am in Court 18D, Queens Square.

President Anna Katzmann SC will...

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Position vacant: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner

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The Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest or nominations from suitable persons to be considered for appointment to the full-time statutory position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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