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Law Council and NT Law Society support increase of NT age of criminal responsibility

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia and the Law Society of the Northern Territory (NT) have called on the territory government to fast-track its promise to increase the...

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Guardian Early Learning Group - Twilight Tour

Member Services and Benefits

You’re Invited to Explore Your Local Guardian Early Learning Centre

Discover a day in the life of Guardian children by attending the Twilight Tour on February 21 at...

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Swearing in Ceremony for Ian Bourke SC and Jonathan Priestly SC

Appointments

Ian Bourke SC and Jonathan Priestly SC have been appointed as Judges of the District Court of New South Wales.

A formal ceremony to honour this occasion will be held in the John...

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Funeral arrangements for Grahame Berecry

Vale

The funeral arrangements for Grahame Berecry are as follows:

Wednesday 6th February at 10am at Macquarie Park Crematorium (Magnolia Chapel).

Wake planned for 12pm at Northbridge Golf Club...

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Defamation Reform to be 'Parliament ready" in 2020

Law reform and public affairs

The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has today issued a media release announcing attorneys-general from all Australian jurisdictions have agreed to a timetable for defamation...

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Lo Surdo appointed to the Racing Appeals Tribunal

Appointments

Anthony Lo Surdo SC of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers has been appointed by the Hon Paul Toole MP, minister for racing, as Acting Racing Appeals Tribunal under s 7 of the Racing Appeals...

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Position vacant: senior public defender

Position vacant

The attorney general is seeking applications from persons qualified for appointment as the senior public defender under the Public Defenders Act 1995. This position will be...

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Tomorrow: swearing-in ceremony for Mark Ierace SC

Appointments

Mark Ierace SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales at a ceremonial sitting tomorrow, 31 January 2019 at 9.15am in the Banco Court. President Tim Game SC...

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Opening of Law Term ceremony at the new IRC premises in Parramatta

Collegiality

On 21 December 2018 the Industrial Relations Commission moved from Bridge Street to its new premises at 10-12 Smith Street, Parramatta. The commission will mark the opening of the new...

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Grahame Berecry (1947-2019)

Vale

Grahame Berecry, former Supreme Court registrar and barrister at Edmund Barton Chambers, died this morning. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

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LCA warns against powers to render Australians stateless

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council today warned the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security that proposed citizenship-stripping laws would create the potential for the...

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Compare and save on your health insurance before premiums increase

Member services and benefits

HCF is a not-for-profit and an award-winning insurer committed to offering tailored protection which adapts with you at every stage through life’s journey. Some...

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Corporate rates at Anytime Fitness Martin Place

Member services and benefits

Have you made a new year's resolution to be healthier and more active? Is your commitment faltering already? Fortunately, Anytime Fitness Martin Place recently opened at...

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Yogis return

Wellbeing

Dust off your mats! Wednesday lunchtime (1.00pm) Yoga classes will resume in the Bar Association Common Room next week. Classes will run from Wednesday, 6 February to Wednesday, 1 May...

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ACT Integrity Commissioner

Position vacant

In late November 2018 the ACT Integrity Commission Bill was passed. The resulting Act establishes the ACT Integrity Commission and applications are now invited for the part-time...

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NSW Bar Association 2019-20 Pre-Budget Submission to Treasury

Advocacy

The NSW Bar Association’s pre-budget submission to Treasury urges the Federal Government to increase funding of our family law system, to improve access to affordable and timely justice...

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Tomorrow: swearing in of Patricia Henry

Appointments

Ms Patricia Henry will be sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW at at 9:15 am on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at Banco Court on Level 13 of the Law Courts Building.

Attorney...

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Australia Day Honours

Personalia

The following members of the Bar Association received Australia Day Honours in the Order of Australia:

Brian Rayment QC was made an officer of the Order of Australia (OAM)in the General...

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AIFLAM 2019 Training Courses

Training Courses

AIFLAM has released the dates for its first courses of 2019, as set out below. links to our website for online registration.

Mediation Training Course
Monday 4 – Thursday 7...

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Steven Arthur Woods (1965-2019)

Vale

Steven Arthur Woods, barrister at Thirteen Wentworth Selborne Chambers, died on Sunday, 27 January 2019. A public thanksgiving service, followed by afternoon tea, will be held this Friday, 1...

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Law Council holds 'grave concerns' for Australian detained in China

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has expressed deep concerns regarding the detention of Australian citizen, Mr Yang Hengjun, in China. President Arthur Moses SC said the...

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2019 Commencement of Law Term Services

Collegiality

Details of services scheduled over the coming weeks are available here.

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Swearing in of Ms Patricia Henry

Appointments

Patricia Henry will be sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW at at 9.15 am on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 in the Banco Court on Level 13 of the Law Courts Building.

Attorney...

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Dispute Resolution Strategies in Family Law Matters

Alternative dispute resolution

The Hon Justice Robert McClelland will be the guest speaker for the Australian Dispute Centre's inaugural address of 2019. All family law and ADR practitioners are...

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New rule for indexation of amounts under the Uniform Law

Practice and procedure

The Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Indexation) Rule 2019, made by the Legal Services Council pursuant to the Legal Profession Uniform Law, was published on the...

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