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The Justice Project is the Law Council’s national review into the state of access to justice for people in Australia, who face significant economic and social disadvantage. It is being overseen by a Steering Committee of eminent lawyers, jurists and academics, chaired by former High...
The Law Council of Australia is undertaking a comprehensive national review into the state of access to justice in Australia.
Survivors of these human rights abuses have suffered harm and trauma. The right to an effective remedy is long established in international law and in Australia. While some survivors can make claims to State or Territory schemes, many are excluded. The State and Territory schemes...
This is the third and final report on the David Hicks case produced by Lex Lasry QC. He argues that Australia’s international standing and moral authority has been diminished by its support of a process so obviously at odds with the rule of law.
The Justice Project, which began in early 2017, is the Law Council’s national, comprehensive review into the state of access to justice in Australia for people experiencing significant disadvantage. It is one of the most extensive reviews of its type in forty years.
The Law Council of Australia considers that any regional responses to the flow of asylum seekers into and within the Asia-Pacific region must comply with the agreed standards set out in international legal instruments.
The Law Council is committed to taking measures that ensure a level playing field for all members of the Australian legal profession. A major step towards this goal is the development of a National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy, which briefing entities now have the...
This policy document is intended to drive cultural change within the legal profession, support the progression and retention of women barristers, and address the significant pay gap and underrepresentation of women in the superior courts.