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QLS welcomes justice Budget funding, but more money needed to boost judiciary

June 14, 2018
Queensland’s peak law body has welcomed the myriad justice initiatives announced in the 2018-19 State Budget – in particular the extension of specialist domestic and family violence (DFV) courts, f Read more
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Human rights are the shining light in the budget

June 13, 2018
Human Rights Act for Queensland is getting closer with funding of nearly $3million allocated over four years provided in the Queensland State Budget for this essential piece of legislation. Read more

NGOs release shadow UN report on discrimination against women

June 12, 2018
A coalition of Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) has today released its submission to the United Nations on Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Eliminati Read more
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Funding for justice much needed in State Budget

May 31, 2018
Queensland State Government will hand down the first budget since the last election on Wednesday 12 June, with Queensland Law Society holding hopes for more justice system funding. Read more
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Women’s Legal Services Australia cautions for DV victim's safety in family court overhaul

May 31, 2018
Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) cautiously welcomes some aspect of the planned amalgamation of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and attempts to reduce court waiting times, but fea Read more
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QLS supports equal justice in tragic circumstances

May 17, 2018
Queensland Law Society has supported a review into child sentencing in Queensland, while also flagging the importance of individual, equal justice for all Queenslanders. Read more

Great turn out for the Queensland Legal Walk

May 16, 2018
1,000 members of the legal community raised over $97,000 in the Queensland Legal Walk on Tuesday 15 May (National Pro Bono Day) as part of Law Week. Read more

Review of Commonwealth Legal Assistance Arrangements

May 14, 2018
 Media Release - Attorney-General for Australia - The Hon Christian Porter MP Read more
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More legal aid funding for nation’s most vulnerable

May 11, 2018
Queensland’s peak legal body has thrown its support behind a Federal Senate motion calling for a ramp up of legal aid funding. Read more
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QLS says Federal Budget funding for Elder Abuse initiatives a good start

May 10, 2018
Queensland’s peak legal group has welcomed the $22 million Federal Budget commitment to Elder Abuse initiatives – but says more could be done to help the nation’s elderly.   Read more