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Lawyers behind Liberals-backed curfew challenge facing impartiality questions

Lawyers behind Liberals-backed curfew challenge facing impartiality questions

Two lawyers on an independent tribunal appointed by the federal government are facing questions over their involvement in a case 'match made' by the Victorian Liberal Party.

  • by Michael Fowler and David Estcourt

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From swear word to acronym: feminist group tones it down
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City life

From swear word to acronym: feminist group tones it down

Like any professional yearning to be taken more seriously, it appears that a rebranding could be in the offing for Mad F---ng Witches.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
New Law Council head: 'The culture of silence must be eliminated'
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New Law Council head: 'The culture of silence must be eliminated'

Michael Tidball talks of the need for ownership and openness on issues such as sexual harassment and mental illness.

  • by Anna Patty
Whitehaven Coal faces 16 charges for breaching NSW mining laws
Coal

Whitehaven Coal faces 16 charges for breaching NSW mining laws

The NSW resources regulator has charged the company over 16 alleged breaches of the mining laws involving exploration and operations at its mine near Boggabri in the state's north.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney seawall edges closer but legal issues remain unresolved
Planning

Sydney seawall edges closer but legal issues remain unresolved

Work to build a seawall to protect coastal residences along part of Sydney's northern beaches could start before legal and financial issues are resolved.

  • by Peter Hannam
Overworked and burdened, death of a magistrate in a judiciary under pressure
Courts

Overworked and burdened, death of a magistrate in a judiciary under pressure

Findings into the 2018 suicide of a Victorian magistrate, troubled by government decisions on sentencing and media pressure, highlight a judiciary under pressure.

  • by Tammy Mills and Adam Cooper
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Top silk says he should be struck off
Courts

Top silk says he should be struck off

One of Victoria's legal blue bloods has dropped his defence in the Banksia Securities case and accepts he should be removed as a lawyer.

  • by Tammy Mills
WorkSafe investigates Melbourne law firm after positive cases
Coronavirus pandemic

WorkSafe investigates Melbourne law firm after positive cases

The regulator's inquiry comes amid complaints from lawyers who say they had to keep working in the office during the pandemic.

  • by Tammy Mills
'What we warned about is happening': Services holding out for COVID funds
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Coronavirus pandemic

'What we warned about is happening': Services holding out for COVID funds

The federal government announced a $63.3m frontline legal service package in May. But how a lot of the money will be spent in Queensland is yet to be revealed.

  • by Matt Dennien
A Christmas conspiracy
Opinion
Column 8

A Christmas conspiracy

Santa can't take the heat.

An age adjustment for this unused year
Opinion
Column 8

An age adjustment for this unused year

Chorus of approval greets elephantine disapproval.