New Chief Magistrate appointed in Victoria
Her honour Judge Lisa Hannan has been elevated to Chief Magistrate of the Victorian Magistrates Court, having served for eight years as a magistrate and coroner, and 13 years as a County Court Judge. Read more
The Law Institute of Victoria has called for legislative change to increase organ and tissue donations in the state.
LIV president Stuart Webb has written to the state’s Attorney-General Jill Hennessy, asking her to refer the Human Tissue Act 1982 to the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Read more.
NSW passes bill to decriminalise abortion
NSW parliament has passed a bill decriminalising abortion, overturning a 119-year-old law and achieving what advocates say is a “massive step forward for women” in the state. Read more.
Australia must do more to attract international arbitrations
The world of international commercial arbitration has not yet been “adequately penetrated” by the Australian Bar, but there are ways to bring such arbitrations to our shores, argues a former Federal Court judge. Read more.
The future of the governance professional
Increased regulatory scrutiny, business complexity, and technological disruption will define governance practice for the foreseeable future. And the digital skills and ethical mindset of millennials will mean that they will be more sought after on boards. Read more.
Finalists revealed for 2019 Women in Law Awards
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root has announce the finalists for this years’ Women in Law Awards. Read more