Consumer Data Rights Legislation


Consumers will be able to direct major banks to share their credit and debit card, deposit account and transaction account data with accredited service providers ...

Cameras Detect Drivers Using Phones


Mobile phone detection cameras are operational. Drivers caught using a mobile phone will face penalties. The penalty for offending drivers is ...

Cheery Reading for Chrissy


NSW cemetery costs and prices under review: interim report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on the costs of ...

Dairy Farmers, Coles, and ACCC


Coles to pay Norco dairy farmers around $5.25 million following ACCC investigation. Coles Group Limited (Coles) will pay Norco Co-operative Limited (Norco) around ...

Telco Misleads on NBN Disconnect


Optus to pay $6.4 million for misleading NBN disconnection claims. Optus Internet Pty Limited and Optus Mobile Pty Limited (Optus) have been ordered ...

Free Legal for Aged Vulnerable


Free legal clinic supports community’s vulnerable older people.  Some of the most vulnerable people in our society – older people – can ...

‘Extraordinary’ Increase in NSW Police Strip Searches


Research shows an almost twentyfold increase in invasive strip searches in the last decade, with calls for amendments to NSW strip-search laws ...

Farm Trespass and the Law


Get the balance right on farm trespass laws, says Law Council. Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory ...

NSW Bar Assn on Family Law Reform


The Federal Government has a unique opportunity to consider long term and effective structural reform in our family law system necessary to deliver timely and ...

Smorgasbord of Future Law


Law 2050 ~ Robots in suits or a better versionof 2019? Coding, automation, the reality of AI and the “Uberisation” of the legal ...

There is a Presumption of Innocence


Law Council questions the appropriateness of comments by the Deputy Chair of ASIC. The statements attributed in Wednesday’s Australian Financial Review to the Deputy ...

LegalVision’s Dhanu Eliezer wins 2019 NSW Golden Gavel


Dhanu Eliezer, a lawyer at the innovative law firm, LegalVision has won the coveted NSW Golden Gavel Competition ...

‘Laughing out Loud’ with a room full of lawyers


Julian Morrow may have shot to fame producing the TV series “The Chaser’s War on Everything” in the 2000s, but like many of ...

New Traffic Laws: More Overkill Than Deterrence


New drink driving laws will only decrease deterrence. The Law Society of NSW has voiced its concerns about new laws for drink-driving ...

Dangerously-flawed Livestream Law Passed


Media freedom and whistleblowing of atrocities here and overseas have been put at risk by the ill-informed livestream laws passed by the Federal Parliament. ...

Law Council of Australia: Budget Abysmal Legal Assistance Funding


$20m funding increase, single national legal assistance mechanism do little to address huge 'justice deficit' The Law Council of Australia has slammed the Federal ...

NSW Ports off the Hook?


NSW Ports is no longer required to file a defence against the ACCC’s claim of acting ...

Regional Technology Roadshow kicks off in Newcastle


How technology is changing access to law and justice ~ 30 years on The Law Society of NSW launched a regional roadshow ...

Pro Bono Conference Underway


Conference to focus on issues of injustice and legal assistance funding Improving pathways to justice, boosting legal assistance funding, and tackling issues facing the ...

Legal Assistance for Disadvantaged ‘Dire’


Due to the dire state of legal assistance funding in Australia, lives are being destroyed, says the ...

Local Muswellbrook Magistrate Appointed


The appointment of new Local Court Circuits - at Grafton in the Northern Rivers, and Muswellbrook, in the Hunter region, each with a new magistrate ...

AAT Appointment Bias Worries Law Council


AAT appointments must be transparent and merit-based The Law Council of Australia has raised serious ...

Bar Association & Law Society Defend Preston


The New South Wales Bar Association and The Law Society of NSW are both concerned about recent claims in the media of judicial ...

Cameras Detect Drivers Using Phones


World-first cameras capable of identifying drivers illegally using mobile phones have been switched on at two locations in Sydney for a three month ...

Copyright Common Sense Prevails


Millions of items from Australia’s national collections - from Captain Cook’s carrot marmalade recipe and Henry Lawson’s ...


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