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Online survey of Parliamentary Counsel drafting style

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The Commonwealth Office of Parliamentary Counsel is seeking the participation of members in a survey regarding its legislative drafting style. The online survey will be conducted by ORIMA Research...

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Australian Bar Association office bearers for 2010

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At a meeting of the Australian Bar Association Council on Sunday, 29 November the following were elected to be office bearers for 2010:** President:** Peter Riordan SC (Vic Bar) Vice-President:...

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Funeral arrangements for Stephen Stewart (1955-2009)

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Stephen Stewart, of Culwulla Chambers, died last November following a motor vehicle accident. His wife Kay, was also injured in the accident. A funeral will be held on Friday, 14 May 2010 at 11 am in...

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Legislation to note: amendments to the Federal Magistrates Court Rules

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The Federal Magistrates Court Amendment Rules 2009 (No 3) comes into effect on 30 November 2009. The amendments introduce new rules in relation to subpoenas with provision for the release of...

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Law Council office bearers for 2010

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At meeting of Law Council directors on 28 November the 2010 office bearers were elected. They are: President:� Glenn Ferguson (Qld Law Society) President elect: Alex Ward (SA Law Society)...

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Murray Gleeson made honorary member of the Law Council

The Hon Murray Gleeson AC QC has been made an honorary member of the Law Council of Australia for his extraordinary contribution to the legal profession and community. Law Council President John...

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Michael Kirby and Antonin Scalia to debate international values and constitutional law

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The American Bar Association's International Law Section, is organising a one-day conference on 9 February 2010. The theme of the ILEX conference is Australian and US perspectives on "Cross-Border...

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Applications for 2010 committee membership - Today is the deadline

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Members (not just those holding a practising certificate) who wish to be considered for appointment to a committee should complete the application form online or in hard copy showing the committees...

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legislation limiting the courts’ ability to give criminals discounts on their sentences.

In its final report under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court Justice Hon. James Wood AO QC, the...

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Legislation to note: amendments to the International Arbitration Act

The Australian Government has introduced the International Arbitration Amendment Bill 2009. This follows a review of the International Arbitration Act 1974, announced by Attorney-General Robert...

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John Marsden Memorial Lecture (ADVERTISEMENT)

The second John Marsden Memorial Lecture will be given on the evening of Monday, 30 November 2009 in� the Grand Hall of the Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney at 5.30pm for 6pm....

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Barristers and the Australian Tax Office: A message from the president

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For some years now the NSW Bar Association has had a close working relationship with the ATO with a view to assisting members who for various reasons have difficulty meeting their taxation...

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Law Council supports reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act

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The Law Council of Australia has supported the reinstatement of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) under the NT Intervention. Law Council President John Corcoran said, "The restoration of...

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NSW Parliament passes proceeds of crime legislation

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Minister for Police Michael Daley today announced that the Criminal Assets Recovery Amendment Bill 2009 _had passed through both houses of the New South Wales Parliament yesterday. The object of the...

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A series of silk events

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The bar associations of Queensland and Western Australia have announced the appointment of new senior counsel.

**25 November 2009 **

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Print your own regulations

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The Parliamentary Counsel's Office has announced that the publication of pamphlet copies of individual statutory instruments and annual bound volumes of Regulations will cease from the end of 2009....

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Reminder: funeral for the Hon John B Kearney (1921-2009)

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A funeral service for the Honourable John Kearney KCSG CEP QC will be held at 2.00pm on **Monday, 30 November 2009 **at the St Aloysius' College Chapel, 47 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli. Parking is...

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Come along to the NSW Bar Christmas Party

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The EO and HSR Committees invite members and their family�to celebrate the festive season at the NSW Bar Christmas Party on **Wednesday,�7 December at 5.00pm in the Common Room. **The cost...

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MAAS arrangements during December 2009 - January 2010

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In accordance with a general direction from the Premier’s Department to New South Wales Government agencies, the Motor Accidents Assessment Service (MAS and CARS) will be operating with skeleton...

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The Vic Bar announces its new silks

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Three women are among the 13 new silks appointed by the Victorian Bar. Mr Michael Colbran QC, chairman of the Victorian Bar thanked the chief Justice, and the judges of the Supreme Court for "the...

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Papers to note: report on the Northern Territory Intervention

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The Australian Government today released the Report on the Northern Territory Emergency Response Redesign Consultations, detailing feedback from several thousand people at more than 500 meetings...

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Swearing in ceremony for Susan McGowan and Teresa O'Sullivan

A ceremonial sitting will be held in the Local Court on Monday, 30 November at 9.00am in courtroom 5.2 to mark the swearing-in of Susan McGowan and Teresa O'Sullivan as magistrates. Peter Maiden SC...

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Remuneration for judges, magistrates and related office holders

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Section 13 of the Judicial Officers Act 1986, requires the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal, each year, to make a determination on the remuneration to be paid to office holders on...

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