Australian citizenship after 4 month PR for some

Increased flexibility for Australian Citizenship applicants The Australian Government has announced changes that will streamline the pathway to citizenship for some of our most talented prospective Australians. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP, has introduced additional flexibility to recognise the unique difficulties faced byRead More →

Justice Hament Dhanji Supreme Court NSW

Leading Sydney barrister Hament Dhanji SC has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. Attorney General Mark Speakman said Mr Dhanji brings three decades of legal experience to the Supreme Court bench. “I congratulate Mr Dhanji, whose ascension follows an accomplished career specialising in criminal law,Read More →

Matthew Guy is back

Three years after leading the party to a thrashing election defeat, Matthew Guy has been brought back as Opposition Leader, by the Victorian parliamentary Liberal Party. True, Michael O’Brien was not cutting through. True, it is a difficult political terrain with covid pandemic, lockdowns, fear of the unknown and VictoriansRead More →

Australian Women Lawyers outnumber men

Australia’s legal profession is at an all-time high following a +45% increase in the past nine years in the total number of practising solicitors, according to a new national snapshot. According to the latest numbers, women lawyers outnumber men by 53 to 47 per cent of the total number ofRead More →

VCE and VCAL to be VTE...?

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s major reforms of school-based vocational education and senior secondary education. The reforms will see the integration of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) into the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). This will give Victorian students high-quality, practicalRead More →

Tighter reigns on powers in emergency

Although the Law Council agrees with the key recommendation of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to give the Commonwealth Parliament stronger control over the exercise of extraordinary powers under the National Emergency Declaration Act 2000 (Cth), it has called for tighter reigns on powers in an emergency. ThisRead More →