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Inbrief

Allowances paid to Crown witnesses

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has approved an increase in allowances paid to Crown witnesses by 2.2 per cent as set in the Scale of Allowances Paid to Witnesses. The scale will take effect from 1...

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Transcript of Bar Association evidence before the WorkCover inquiry

On 21 May the Bar Association, along with the Law Society and the Australian Lawyers Alliance, gave evidence�before�public hearings held�by Joint Select Committee on the NSW Workers...

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Bar Association 2012-2013 committees and Women Barristers Forum

Yesterday's In Brief�announced the Bar Association's 2012-2013 committees. The 2012-13 Women Barristers' Forum, which is a Section of the Association, was not included in that list. The WBF...

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Papers to note: Federal Court Practice Note ARB 1

The chief justice of the Federal Court�has�revoked Practice Note ARB 1 and replaced it with a revised version�– Proceedings under the International Arbitration Act 1974. Practice...

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Australian Bar Association statement on Papua New Guinea

The Australian Bar Association has issued a media release�expressing concern�at�the manner and circumstances of the arrest of the chief justice of Papua New Guinea, Sir Salamo Injia,...

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Law Teachers Association Conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

The 2012 Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference will be hosted by the University of Sydney Law School, from the 1 - 4 July 2012. The theme of the conference will be�"Legal...

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Practising Certificate Renewals Update No.5

There is only one more week to renew your practising certificate by the due date - **Thursday, 7 June 2012. DO NOT WAIT **until you have confirmation of insurance to return your completed renewal...

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Bar FC loses to Middletons

Recent adverse comments from senior members of the bar and stern criticism from some sectors of the judiciary did nothing to dampen the hopes and expectations of a vibrant and experienced NSW Bar FC...

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Circuit, District or Trial Court? Government seeks new name for Federal Magistrates Court

The Australian Government is seeking a new name for�the Federal�Magistrates Court.� Attorney General Roxon says "the title of 'Magistrate' no longer adequately reflects the expanded...

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Lunchtime yoga classes resume on Thursday

Weekly lunchtime yoga classes will resume in the Bar Association Common Room this from Thursday, 31 May 2012. Lunchtime classes have been steadily increasing in popularity and now return from a brief...

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Law Council urges respect for the rule of law in PNG

The Law Council of Australia�has issued a media release expressing its�deep concern�over the ongoing threat to the rule of law in Papua New Guinea.�It supports the statement...

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Bar Association 2012-2013 committees

The president has announced the�Bar Association's 2012-2013 committees. To bring the committees into line with the Bar Association’s statutory reporting requirements, the new committees...

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NSW Government releases WorkCover issus paper

The New South Wales Government has released an issues paper on the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme,�responding to what it�says is�the "deteriorating performance" of the�scheme and...

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LTCS E-News Issue 66

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 66 is a special edition explaining the changes to the Lifetime Care and Support Guidelines that were gazetted on 25...

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ABA Appellate Advocacy Course

Expressions of interest are now being taken for the Australian Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Course to be held in Sydney between 5 and 7 October 2012. Learn more>

28 May 2012

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Sign up for Administrative Appeals Tribunal alerts

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has launched a new email notification service which allows updates from the Tribunal to be sent to a nominated email address.

In order to subscribe, visit the...

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Reminder: swearing in ceremony to mark Magistrate Gordon Lerve

Magistrate Gordon Lerve will be sworn in as a judge of the District Court on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 at 9.30 a.m. in Court 21A John Maddison Tower, Level 21, 86-90 Goulburn Street. The Attorney...

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Federal Court of Australia full court and appellate sitting dates for 2013

The chief justice of the Federal Court�has approved the dates for the sitting of the full court in 2013.

Subject to there being sufficient business, the full court and appellate sittings of the...

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Seminar on proportionate liability for building professionals

The Australian Construction Law Discussion Group will hold a seminar on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 regarding "An Update on Proportionate Liability for Building Professionals". The seminar�will be...

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15 Bobber for His Hon Judge Phillip Mahony SC and His Honour Judge Chris Hoy SC

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of his Hon Judge Phillip Mahony SC and his Honour Judge Chris Hoy SC to the District Court of New South Wales will be held on** Friday, 22 June 2012**....

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Legislation to note: establishing the Office of the Children

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has introduced the Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012.�The bill establishes the statutory office of...

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Legislation to note: amendments to the Privacy Act 1988

The Australian Government has introduced the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012. This Bill amends the Privacy Act 1988 _to implement the first part of the government's...

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The Bar Knit Group meets tonight

Wellbeing

The Bar Knit Group meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month**. It will meet at **6.00pm tonight�in the Bar Library. You can work on your current projects or come prepared to knit...

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PC Renewals Update No.4

There are only two more weeks to renew your practising certificate by the due date, **Thursday, 7 June 2011. **DO NOT WAIT until you have confirmation of insurance to return your completed renewal...

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Bar FC suffers its second loss

It's not yet a form slump, but Bar FC today suffered a narrow and disappointing loss to Corrs 4-3, with the deciding goal scored just seconds from the final whistle.�The result, however, did not...

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