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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

Law Council of Australia's summary of the 2018 Federal Budget

May 10, 2018
2018-19 Federal Budget On Tuesday, 8 May 2018, the Law Council of Australia attended the Federal Budget ‘lockup’ and has prepared the following summary of key announcements of interest to the legal Read more
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Budget 2018 - A Missed Opportunity to Guarantee Essential Services

May 10, 2018
The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), the peak body for community legal centres in Australia, has expressed concern that this year's Federal Budget is a missed opportunity to Read more
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QLD’s commitment to acknowledge the pain of abuse victims a step forward: QLS

May 10, 2018
Queensland Law Society president Ken Taylor has welcomed the news that Queensland would acknowledge the suffering of those abused in government-run institutions by joining the National Redress Sche Read more

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