News & Current Affairs

By Erin Taylor

07.03.24

Gender pay gap report reveals slow progress on gender equity

“But shouldn’t it be based on merit?” I hear this statement so often, mainly from middle-aged, upper-middle-class white men discussing gender-based quotas in forums such as board composition, leadership positions and equitable briefing….

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News & Current Affairs

By Stefan Russell-Uren

21.12.23

High Court institutional abuse decision provides welcome clarity around a complex area of law

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard evidence about the struggle survivors face in getting compensation from the institutions that failed to protect them. These are issues my colleagues have written extensively…

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News & Current Affairs

By Carli Rootsey

13.12.23

The role of Community Legal Services for Indigenous Australians

A couple of months ago I travelled to the Northern Territory to undertake an internship at an Aboriginal Family Legal Service center in both Darwin and Katherine. This was an eye-opening experience that…

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News & Current Affairs

By Aulich

21.11.23

No excuse for cutting corners in abuse claims

I’ve posted recently about the invidious position in which victims of institutional child sex abuse who are serving time in Australian jails find themselves. Obtaining appropriate compensation for their abuse is being hindered…

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News & Current Affairs

By Aulich

15.11.23

We must not fail in our duty to get decent compensation for victims of institutional abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was a watershed moment in highlighting the widespread abuse of children in care over many decades. With the inquiry’s broad-reaching recommendations, including directions…

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News & Current Affairs

By Taufiq Arahman

15.08.23

The ACT Director of Public Prosecution preyed on the inexperience of a junior solicitor

Over the past few months, if you have been paying attention to the Board of Inquiry into the Criminal Justice System you could have easily been left with the impression that the ACT…

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News & Current Affairs  .  Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

04.08.23

Sofronoff report – 5 things to be done immediately

Despite the ACT Government’s best attempts, it is no great surprise that the the report of Walter Sofronoff KC, the end product of the Inquiry into the ACT Criminal Justice System, very quickly…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

31.07.23

Inquiry report must be released swiftly

Sometime today, the report of Walter Sofronoff KC, the end product of the Inquiry into the ACT Criminal Justice System, will be presented to the ACT Government. Recent media reporting suggests that the…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

03.07.23

Lawyer X case highlights systemic failures in investigating and prosecuting police misconduct within Australia

For the past 5 years, the Office of the Special Investigator (“the OSI”), lead by Mr Geoffrey Nettle KC, has been investigating the scandal involving Victorian criminal defence lawyer, Ms Nicola Gobbo (known…

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News & Current Affairs  .  Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

09.06.23

Science has a role to play in preventing wrongful convictions

Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of murdering her 4 infant children in 2003.  She was labelled Australia’s worst female serial killer.  On Monday this week, she was granted a full pardon and released from…

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