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Inbrief

Facial recognition

News

President Arthur Moses SC has been interviewed on ABC TV News regarding facial recognition software legislation currently before parliament. Please note: humans, who are naturally more skilled...

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Reform of the family law system must be properly considered

A message from President Arthur Moses SC

The NSW Bar Association supports comments made today by the Queensland Bar Association regarding inappropriate attacks on members of the Family Court. Any...

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Expansion of the Koori Court in NSW

Message from President Arthur Moses SC

The NSW government has today announced plans to expand the NSW Youth Koori Court to the Surry Hills Childrens Court. I congratulate the NSW Government for this...

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Sedition trial in Fiji

Sedition trials are no longer common, but the Lowy Institute's online bulletin, the interpreter, reports that the Fiji High Court has handed down a not-guilty verdict in the case of four men,...

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Practising certificate renewals 2018-19

Renewals Update

There is only one week left to renew your practising certificate by the due date – Thursday, 7 June 2018.

Do not wait until you have confirmation of insurance to return your...

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Australian Women Lawyers 7th National Conference

The 7th National Conference of the Australian Women Lawyers will be held on 24-26 August at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. The conference program will be launched at a formal Welcome Reception at...

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Coming up in CPD

Monday, June 04 2018 - Gender Dysphoria

Presented by Michelle Painter SC and Mark Anderson. Chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar commences at...

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rise2018 – 2018 ABA & NSWBA National Conference

15-17 November, Sydney – Registration opens at 3.00pm today

The preeminent legal conference of 2018 – rise2018 relevant/resilient/respected is a prestigious two-day conference that boasts an...

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Parent information evening

Member services and benefits

The Guardian Early Learning Group invites members to a parent information evening with world-renowned educational consultant, Alise Shafer Ivey, on Wednesday, 27 June...

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The Family Law Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Rules 2018

The Family Law Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Rules 2018 and consequential new and amended forms came into effect on 1 March 2018. An initial grace period of three months (until 1 June 2018) was...

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Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court

Appointments

Commonwealth Attorney-General Christian Porter yesterday announced the appointment of two judges to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia: Mr Terry Betts to the Newcastle Registry and...

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Disclosures barristers are required to make

Standards

Applications for renewal of practising certificates for 2018-19 have now been sent to all barristers. You will notice the renewal form includes questions relating to disclosures barristers...

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Proposed restructure of the Family, Federal and Federal Circuit Courts’ jurisdiction

Message from President Arthur Moses SC

The Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, has today announced that a new single “Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia” will be...

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Legal Aid Criminal Law Conference 2018

The Legal Aid NSW Criminal Law Conference 2018 will be held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of August at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont. The program has been finalised and registrations are now...

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For the diary: Gender Dysphoria

The Family Law Committee will host a seminar on Gender Dysphoria at 5.30pm on Monday 4 June 2018 in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. The speakers are Michelle Painter SC and Mark Anderson....

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Tonight: The 2018 Forbes Lecture and support of research projects

Legal history

On Wednesday, 30 May 2018 the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC will deliver the 2018 Forbes Lecture, "By the skin of our teeth – the passing of the Women's Legal Status Act 1918", to...

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ILA Biennial Conference - early bird registration closes on Friday

The International Law Association Biennial Conference is a major international legal event. This year it is to be held in Sydney at the Intercontinental Hotel, from Sunday August 19 to Friday August...

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Parole reform information

Law reform and public affairs

The Department of Justice has updated its parole reform information page to reflect the commencement of the Reintegration Home Detention Scheme on 28 May. Learn more...

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OUT NOW! The Evolving Role of Trust in Superannuation

Promoted by Federation Press

Edited by M Scott Donald and Lisa Butler Beatty, on behalf of the Superannuation Committee of the Law Council of Australia

This is a unique collection of papers from...

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Tomorrow: The 2018 Forbes Lecture and support of research projects

Legal history

On Wednesday, 30 May 2018 the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC will deliver the 2018 Forbes Lecture, "By the skin of our teeth – the passing of the Women's Legal Status Act 1918", to...

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Facial non-recognition

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has called for a re-think of plans to roll-out facial recognition software that could potentially match CCTV footage with drivers’...

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Necessary Evil

Book launch

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and the University of Sydney Law School invite members to the Australian launch of Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights. Enjoy an...

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The 2018 Forbes Lecture and support of research projects

Legal history

On Wednesday, 30 May 2018 the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC will deliver the 2018 Forbes Lecture, "By the skin of our teeth – the passing of the Women's Legal Status Act 1918", to...

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Bar FC secures 1-0 win

Wellbeing

With Sir Alex away, and Captain Phillips still on the sidelines, last Thursday the team turned to Hartford Davis for its leadership. His new structure and pre-game prep came with some...

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For the diary: securities class actions

The Commercial Law Section will host a seminar on securities class actions on Thursday, 14 June 2018. The chair is Ruth Higgins SC, the speakers are Jeremy Kirk SC and Perry Herzfeld, and the...

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