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  On 21 November 2023 Lawyers for Climate Justice Australia (L4CJA) held  a webinar on Senator David Pocock’s Bill, the Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023. Senator Pocock was joined by Anjali (Anj) Sharma, who was the lead litigant in the groundbreaking case of Sharma v Minister for the...
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Matthew Brady KC of Higgins Chambers hosted a lunch in chambers this week for the Chief Justices of Queensland and Nauru.  Matthew sits as a part-time judge of the Supreme Court of Nauru.
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Everything You Need to Know about the Voice takes the need to know at face value and, without cynicism, has done an excellent job of answering everyone’s questions in a work that is a genuinely interesting piece of political science and history.
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Outline This workshop by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) examined strategic climate litigation opportunities focusing on the Pacific, using a potential claim for damages by customary landowners in the Carteret Islands east of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, against Australia’s largest climate polluter, the operator of the Loy Yang A Power Station, as a practical case...
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The Lawyer X scandal is one of the most outrageous examples of the undermining of the rule of law in Australian legal history. What is at stake here is nothing short of confidence in the legal system in Victoria. The Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes must step up and ensure the integrity of justice in her...
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While it is not a court of law where the ethical and sometimes legal obligation of expert witnesses is to declare potential or actual conflicts of interest so that their evidence can be placed in context, the Nine Newspapers use of a panel of ‘experts’ to publish an extraordinary series of articles arguing Australia must...
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A seminar paper available at this link aimed to answer a frequently asked question: “We don’t have the death penalty in Australia. Why is the death penalty relevant to me?” One answer to the question is that Australians travel overseas. Australians do silly things including when they are overseas. One day, someone you know may...
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The Australian Law Reform Commission’s report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias, tabled in federal parliament on 2 August makes some important recommendations on appointments of judicial officers and the importance of diversity in that process, which should be road tested in the context of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)...
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The paper available at this link discusses the following recent decisions on contract law: Dyco Hotels Pty Ltd & Ors v Laundy Hotels (Quarry) Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCA 332 (Dyco) Carter v Mehmet [2021] NSWCA 286 CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd [2022] HCA 1 ZG Operations Australia Pty ltd v Jamsek [2022] HCA 2...
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Dyco Hotels Pty Ltd & Ors v Laundy Hotels (Quarry) Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCA 332 (Dyco) – Case Review 1. This is one of those cases where four judges considered the issues, they split 2:2 on the result, and the trial decision was reversed on appeal. The equal number of judges on either side of...
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