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CLA’s electronic and postal Annual General Meeting for 2017 has concluded, with about 57% of members voting, slightly down on the percentage in the past two years. There were 49 members (about 20% of those eligible to vote) who recorded (optional) comments, the vast majority positive, which is about the same number and percentage as in previous years. Continue reading »

Popping the marriage question

Popping the marriage question

Absent the planned plebiscite, we’re not having the robust marriage debate we should be having. Max Thomas weighs in with observations on a core question: what is marriage for? 21 March 2017

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Questing for justice

Questing for justice

The education of lawyers can last a lifetime…sometimes somebody else’s, in jail. James Moore explains why it is important for civil society to question our laws and legal structures.  20 March 2017

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AG reveals OPCAT plans to NGOs

AG reveals OPCAT plans to NGOs

Attorney-General George Brandis announced Australia would ratify the Convention Against Torture by December 2017 when he and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met with NGOs in February.  2 Mar 2017

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Kim killing has other victims

Kim killing has other victims

The murder of Kim Jong-nam in KL airport highlights the issue of human trafficking-slavery, with which Australia is about to grapple. Are the women killers, or victims themselves? 1 Mar 2017 

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Court out by sexism

Court out by sexism

Professions should lead the way for society, so why are female lawyers so relatively poorly paid, under appreciated and subjected to dismissive slights. Ben Aulich ponders the problem. 10 Feb 2017
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