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When is a de facto relationship over?

Tue, 17 May 2022 17:30:00 +1000

A High Court decision raises questions about how a de facto relationship is defined, and what happens when a person’s mental capacities decline with old age. And, if a person granted humanitarian protection by Australia commits a serious crime, can they be deported to a conflict zone?

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Fears US Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade after draft opinion leaked

Tue, 10 May 2022 17:30:00 +1000

The publication of a leaked draft opinion by conservative judge Samuel Alito has sparked fears the United States Supreme Court could overturn a landmark decision that enshrines abortion rights for women.

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Russia accuses NATO of 'proxy war' in Ukraine, and juror misconduct

Tue, 03 May 2022 17:30:00 +1000

Does NATO’s increasing military support for Ukraine amount to waging “a proxy war against Russia”? And the High Court has overturned a number of sex offence convictions of a tutor due to juror misconduct.

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Employer liability for psychiatric injury

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

When is an employer liable for psychiatric injury sustained in the workplace?

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Why gender diversity on the bench is important

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

In the second of a two-part series, the Law Report speaks with members of the International Association of Women Judges in several countries. They explain the obstacles women judges face and what gender diversity brings to legal decision making. 

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How Afghan women judges found safety in Australia

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

In the first of a two-part series on women judges, the Law Report introduces judge Shakila Abawi Shigarf, who was forced to flee Afghanistan when the Taliban retook power in August 2021.

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Cheng Lei awaits China trial verdict, and Vic court rules on wind farm noise

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

The national security trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei in China. And two Victorian farmers have won a legal battle over noise pollution against a neighbouring wind farm.

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'Predatory lending', and supporting Indigenous people in NT watch houses

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court has ruled that a lender engaged in 'unconscionable conduct' by approving an asset-based loan to an unemployed man. And a look at how the Northern Territory Custody Notification Service supports Indigenous people detained in watch houses.

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Gathering evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

A former war crimes judge and prosecutor explains the challenges of collecting evidence in a conflict zone. And the humanitarian crisis spreading beyond Ukraine's borders as Russian forces intensify their attacks.

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The legal needs of flood victims, and Kumanjayi Walker murder trial aquittal

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

Severe flooding in New South Wales and Queensland has created a range of tenancy and insurance issues for people in affected areas. And a view from inside the court where Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of charges in the shooting death of Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker.

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Ukraine: how clear are the laws of war? And women's rights to inherit land

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

As the war in Ukraine escalates, what does international law say about humanitarian corridors, civilian combatants and prisoners of war? And why dozens of countries don't allow women the right to own and inherit land.

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ICC to launch Ukraine war crimes probe, and NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst retires

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 04:30:00 +1100

As the International Criminal Court announces plans to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine, what help can the country expect from international law frameworks and rules-based systems? And a wide-ranging interview with the Chief Justice of the New South Wales Supreme Court, Tom Bathurst, who is retiring after more than a decade in office.

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Sandy Hook settlement, and pets in family law disputes

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

Could a US$73 million settlement for relatives of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre open the door for other lawsuits against US gun manufacturers? And who gets the furry babies when a couple divorces?

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High Court rulings clarify contract worker status

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court has delivered two judgments that help clarify the legal distinction between the status of a contract worker and a employee, with potential long-term implications across Australian workplaces. Also in the program, a neighbourhood dispute that grew 'out of all proportion' ends in the New South Wales Supreme Court.

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Are Australia's political donation laws fit for purpose?

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The Australian Electoral Commission has revealed that 10 donors account for a quarter of donations made to the country's political parties in the 2020-21 financial year. According to the Commission, the source of one third of all political income remains undisclosed. What does the data reveal and what does it hide? And what does it say about the rules governing political donations?

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When does misrepresenting professional experience become a criminal offence?

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

When does inflating professional skills and experience cross a line to become a criminal offence?

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Deporting Djokovic, and Catholic diocese found vicariously liable in historical child sex abuse case

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The Federal Government's move to deport Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic from Australia has highlighted the scope of discretionary powers held by the immigration minister. And the Supreme Court of Victoria sets a legal precedent in what is believed to be the first ruling to find a Catholic diocese in Australia 'vicariously liable' for child sexual abuse committed by a priest decades ago.

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Crime and justice in the Torres Strait, and Cape York’s Licensing Muster program

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

According to a study which explores how the Torres Strait's unique culture, geography and colonial experience has shaped the current crime and justice landscape, property crime in the region is very low. And the innovative Licensing Muster Project is helping Indigenous people living at the top of Cape York obtain birth certificates which are required when applying for a drivers licence.

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Inside Thomas Embling Hospital, a forensic health facility

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time a journalist is allowed to record in the Thomas Embling Hospital, Melbourne's Forensic healthcare facility. Meet therapists, the psychiatrist in charge and some of the patients who have committed a serious crime but are deemed not responsible for their actions due to mental illness.

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Court rules couples can conspire, and how brain implants might transform criminal law

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia rules that a married couple can conspire to commit a crime. Also, the challenges posed by emerging neurotechnologies.

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How itchy underpants created Australia's consumer laws

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 17:30:00 +1100

If a consumer is injured by a faulty product, they can sue the manufacturer. In Australia, The law of Negligence or Torts forms a fundamental building block of our legal system. As reporter Carly Godden discovers, these laws owe much of their origins to a case from the 1930's involving a pair of woollen long johns.

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'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 17:30:56 +1100

The Law Report revisits a New South Wales Supreme Court ruling against a retirement village developer that claimed ‘squatters' rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in Britain's health laws.

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US trademark dispute threatens ugg boot business, and deportation fears for returned prison escapee

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 17:30:00 +1100

A Sydney ugg boot maker says his 40-year-old business is at risk of bankruptcy following a trademark dispute in the United States courts. And can Australia deport a prison escapee, who surrendered after 30 years on the run, to a country that no longer exists?

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Sue Neill-Fraser loses appeal against murder conviction

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Tasmanian woman Sue Neill-Fraser's latest appeal has failed to overturn her murder conviction for the death of Bob Chappell, her former partner who disappeared from a yacht moored off Hobart in 2009. Has the appeal shed new light on a case in which a body was never found?

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Could AI help make the law more accessible for disabled people?

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Could ‘chatbots’, a form of artificial intelligence technology, help make the legal system more accessible for people living with disabilities?  

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'Body modification' on trial

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

In a precedent-setting case, a New South Wales judge has found self-proclaimed extreme body modification artist Brendan Leigh Russell guilty of female genital mutilation, grievous bodily harm, and manslaughter. Is consent a valid legal defence when cosmetic 'body modification' procedures go wrong?

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Adriana Rivas mounts new appeal against Chile extradition

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Should Sydney woman Adriana Rivas, who is accused of being a Pinochet-era intelligence agent, be extradited to Chile over alleged crimes against humanity? The full bench of the Federal Court is set to hear her latest appeal this week. And calls for Australia to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in communities with links to conflict zones.

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Reforming NSW sexual consent laws

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

What impact could proposed changes to New South Wales consent laws have in delivering justice to victims and survivors of sexual assault?

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UK legal action over rugby league players’ brain injury, and deciding judicial recusals in Australian courts

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Australia’s football codes are closely monitoring a class action brought by former rugby league players in Britain who allege the sport’s governing body failed to protect them from the risks of brain damage. And are judges best placed to decide when to recuse themselves from a court case?

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Assange extradition appeal, WikiLeaks and journalism

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Britain’s High Court is set to hear the United States government's appeal against a ruling blocking the extradition of Julian Assange on mental health grounds. And warnings that US attempts to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder for publishing classified government documents could have devastating implications for press freedom.

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Climate science dismissal case sparks academic freedom debate, High Court quashes Palmer $30bn WA compensation challenge

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

A long-running unfair dismissal case involving Queensland university professor Peter Ridd has sparked intense debate around questions of academic freedom. Also in the program: the High Court has quashed a legal challenge by mining magnate-turned-politician Clive Palmer against laws designed to ban his company from suing the West Australian government for compensation over a disputed contract.

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Judicial impartiality, and court disclosure obligations for electronic evidence

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Should judges have social contact with lawyers who appear before them in court? The Australian Law Reform Commission is conducting an inquiry into judicial impartiality. Also, is there an obligation on prosecutors to provide defence lawyers with all the raw data downloaded from a confiscated mobile phone?

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'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

The New South Wales Supreme Court has ruled against a retirement village developer claiming ‘squatters' rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in UK health law: the legality of severe disability as a reason for late-term abortions and access to puberty-suppressing drugs for children diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

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Regulating Covid-19 misinformation and social media influencers

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

What do the federal politician Craig Kelly, anaesthetist Dr Paul Oosterhuis, celebrity chef Pete Evans and clothing brand Lorna Jane have in common? They have all been at loggerheads with various regulators over Covid-19 misinformation.

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Britain’s offshore detention plans, and investigating human rights violations

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Britain seeks to overhaul immigration laws as asylum seekers and migrants continue to arrive across the English Channel from France.  How to investigate human rights violations when on-the-ground access becomes impossible? And the dangers facing human rights investigators in Afghanistan.

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Media impact of High Court defamation ruling, and NT youth bail laws

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

How could the High Court media defamation ruling affect social media use? And are changes to Northern Territory youth bail laws fit for purpose?

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How does Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine injury scheme compare to compensation programs abroad?

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Commonwealth-funded No Fault Covid-19 Indemnity Scheme aims to compensate for medical expenses and loss of income resulting from an adverse reaction following vaccination.

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Passenger injured in stolen car denied compensation and Covid-19 death ruled workplace injury

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Should compensation be denied to a passenger in a stolen vehicle who was seriously injured when it crashed? And a New South Wales Tribunal has ruled that a Covid-19 death can be classified as a work-related injury.

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What future for Afghanistan after Taliban return?

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

What will the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan mean for women and human rights?

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Victorian tenant evicted after COVID19 moratorium ends. Also, can you sue over negative online reviews?

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that landlords can evict tenants for non-payment of rent during the big Victorian lockdown of 2020. It's a ruling that could affect thousands of vulnerable renters. And, should doctors, lawyers and other professionals be able to sue someone who posts a negative online review?

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Balancing individual and community rights in a pandemic

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

As the COVID19 pandemic grips NSW, how do we balance the rights of an individual with those of the broader community? And the Victorian Ombudsman has released a report detailing human rights breaches, many dealing with ensuring compliance with COVID 19 public orders.  

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WA Parliament debates new child protection laws

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

This week, the WA parliament is debating new child protection legislation.  Meanwhile a program called Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making is being piloted. Will new laws and programs reduce the vast over representation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, currently seventeen times more likely than non-Indigenous children?

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Covid19 vaccination litigation in the US and transporting jurors virtually to the scene of the crime

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

In the USA there is a growing number of legal disputes involving employees, consumers and university students who are challenging mandatory vaccination requirements. And new research suggests that virtual reality headsets could help jurors reach fairer verdicts in complex criminal trials.

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Proceeds of crime

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

If you earn a million dollars from selling drugs and are convicted under proceeds of crime legislation, you don’t get to keep it. But what if that conviction is quashed years later? Some of the most notorious figures in the gangland era are heading back to courts to appeal their convictions following the Nicola Gobbo scandal. What happens to the 70 million dollars confiscated? Greg Muller asks, what are the laws around proceeds of crime and are they always fair?    

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Climate change litigation

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Climate change is increasingly being raised in courtrooms around the world. The latest was brought by eight Australian school students and a nun who argued that the government owed a duty of care to protect children from the harmful effects of climate change. As journalist Greg Muller reports, climate change is now seen as a legal and financial risk as well as an environmental one.  

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Bougainville independence talks underway. And are judges too lenient when sentencing sex offenders?

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Could we soon see the creation of a brand new country immediately to Australia's north? PNG's Prime Minister and the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government are negotiating Bougainville's future. Also, what are the most important factors that judges weigh up when sentencing sex offenders? And are judges out of touch with community expectations?

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Overwhelming support for constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Uluru Statement from the Heart called for a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice to parliament. In response, the federal government created a co-design process, which produced an interim report outlining what form this voice might take. A new report has found that 90% of the 2500 submissions received following the interim report support constitutional enshrinement.

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Witness K and the public interest. And should Australia adopt private sponsorship of refugees Canada style?

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Can revealing Australia’s security operations ever be in the public interest? A former spy, Witness K received a three-month suspended sentence for revealing the Australian government spied on the Timor Leste government during negotiations over oil and gas resources in the Timor Strait. And, since the 1970s, over 300,000 refugees have settled in Canada under the country’s private sponsorship scheme. Could a similar scheme work in Australia?

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Crime and Justice in the Torres Strait and Cape York’s Licensing Muster program

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Torres Strait's low crime rate, the Muster program

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Vaccine passports and global snapshot of LGBTQI discrimination

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Some countries and states have introduced a Vaccine Passport, to allow more domestic and international movement and businesses to return. What are the technical and legal obstacles to a COVID-19 vaccine passport here in Australia? And in this Pride Month, while the LGBTQI community has a lot to celebrate in Australia, in many countries they face ongoing legal discrimination, even the death penalty.

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Porter v ABC and  AGL v Greenpeace

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Former Attorney General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation litigation against the ABC. And power company AGL is taking Greenpeace to court arguing breach of trademark and copyright. AGL says the activist group should not have used its trademark in a series of parody advertisements that highlights its CO2 emissions.

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Victoria's Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and new research on Magistrate stress levels

Tue, 25 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

We speak to the Chair and one of other the four commissioners who will preside over Victoria's ground breaking Yoo-rrook or Justice Commission. And new research has found that local court magistrates are the state-based judicial officers who suffer most from work-related stress.

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Improving the justice system for sexual assault survivors

Tue, 18 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Many victim survivors of sexual assault say they found giving evidence at trial a harrowing and re-traumatising experience. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into ways to improve the responses of the justice system to sexual offences.  

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Federal Court rejects challenge to India travel ban. And rugby's no fault standdown rule [Updated audio]

Tue, 11 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Federal Court dismissed a challenge to the Morrison government's ban on Australian citizens returning from India. Justice Thawley ruled that the government was acting within its powers under the Biosecurity Act 2015. And should professional sports people be able to continue playing when facing serious criminal charges?

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Drug driving truckies and outraging public decency

Tue, 04 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Mohinder Singh, the truck driver responsible for the deaths of four Victorian police officers has been sentenced to a non parole period of 18 years. Richard Pusey, who callously filmed the tragedy has also been sentenced to 10 months jail after pleading guilty to a number of offences including outraging public decency. And, why did the NSW Workers Commission award $500,000 to the family of a truck driver who was high on ice and died after crashing his rig into a home, injuring a sleeping pensioner?

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Australia's whistle-blower protection laws. And is it time for a vaccine injury compensation scheme?

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Australia's whistle-blower laws will be in the spotlight when a long-running, high-profile prosecution involving former ATO officer Richard Boyle comes back before the courts. Also, if a vaccine causes an injury, many countries have a vaccine injury compensation scheme. Do we need one in Australia?

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Court rules couples can conspire and how brain implants might transform criminal law

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia rules that a married couple can conspire to commit a crime. Also, the challenges posed by emerging neuro technologies.

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The findings of two significant Coronial Inquests

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan has found that the murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their father were preventable. The Coroner identified a series of serious systemic failures which contributed to the crimes. Also, Victorian Coroner Paresa Spanos has recommended the adoption of pill testing after investigating the deaths of five young men who died in separate drug related incidents between July 2016 and January 2017.

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Full decriminalisation of sex work on the cards in Victoria

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Victorian government is set to consider fully decriminalising sex work this year. Guest producer Carly Godden traces how, over the eras, the law in Victoria has regulated the commercial sex and adult industries.  *Note there are sexual references in this program

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Christian Porter no longer Attorney General. And eminent scientists petition for release of convicted killer Kathleen Folbigg

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

On advice from the Solicitor-General, the PM shifts Christian Porter to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. And following the NSW Court of Appeal ruling that Kathleen Folbigg stay behind bars, the Australian Academy of Science issues a strong statement saying 'there are medical and scientific explanations for the death of each of Kathleen Folbigg's children'. A petition from ninety eminent scientists also called for her immediate release.

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Inside Thomas Embling Hospital, a Forensic health facility

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time a journalist is allowed to record in the Thomas Embling Hospital, Melbourne's Forensic healthcare facility. Meet therapists, the psychiatrist in charge and some of the patients who have committed a serious crime but are deemed not responsible for their actions due to mental illness.

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Politicians suing for defamation and research on re-offending by forensic patients

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Attorney-General Christian Porter has just lodged a defamation action against the ABC. And recently, the full Federal Court upheld a $120,000 damages payout to Senator Sarah Hanson Young by former Senator David Leyonhjelm. Also, new research on who is most likely to commit a serious crime. A former prisoner or former forensic hospital patient?

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Politicians suing for defamation and research on re-offending by forensic patients

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Attorney-General Christian Porter has just lodged a defamation action against the ABC. And recently, the full Federal Court upheld a $120,000 damages payout to Senator Sarah Hanson Young by former Senator David Leyonhjelm. Also, new research on who is most likely to commit a serious crime. A former prisoner or former forensic hospital patient?

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Debate over independent inquiry into Christian Porter rape allegations

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Should there be an an independent inquiry into historic rape allegations against Attorney-General Christian Porter and if so, what should it look like?

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Disability Royal Commissioner Ron Sackville. And legal win for Torres Strait native title holders

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Ron Sackville QC, AO, the chair of The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been hearing harrowing accounts of the experiences of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. In a legal first, the Kaurareg people of Muralug island obtained an injunction under the Native Title Act preventing future damage. As a result the Torres Shire Council has just abandoned plans to build a harbour on a sacred site

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Adventure tourism accidents and legal liability

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

If you go skydiving or hot air ballooning and tragedy strikes, who can you sue? The tour operator? In a unique unfolding case the Bureau of Meteorology is being sued.

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Convicted terrorist to stay in jail on continuing detention order. And sacked climate change skeptic to get his day in High Court

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia has upheld the Continuing Detention Order for convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika. Even though his fifteen year sentence is over, he is deemed to pose an ongoing threat and he remains in detention. Also, the High Court has agreed to hear the case of sacked marine physicist Peter Ridd. He was terminated after being disciplined repeatedly by James Cook University over comments he made about the research of colleagues and associated entities. He is critical of science linking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. with climate change and polluted water.

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Queensland's outlaw bikie exit scheme. And international divorce property dispute can be heard in Australia

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Queensland Police has launched an exit scheme to help outlaw motor cycle gang members break away from their clubs.  It's the first venture of this kind in Australia. And the High Court has ruled that issues around property division and maintenance can be heard in an Australian court, even when the divorce is overseas.

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Can you be sacked if you refuse a COVID-19 vaccine? And is neglecting an overdosed friend a crime?

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Two recent unfair dismissal cases may provide some insight into whether employers can sack workers who refuse a COVID-19 vaccination. Also, a recent decision in the NSW Court of Appeal upholds a manslaughter conviction involving a failure to help a friend who needed urgent medical help.

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How itchy underpants created our consumer laws

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

If a consumer is injured by a faulty product, they can sue the manufacturer. In Australia, The law of Negligence or Torts forms a fundamental building block of our legal system. As reporter Carly Godden discovers, these laws owe much of their origins to a case from the 1930's involving a pair of woollen long johns.  

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Retired Magistrate David Heilpern critical of NSW drug driving laws

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

In northern NSW, Lismore Local Court Magistrate David Heilpern has just retired at the age of 58. In a candid conversation about his working life, its challenges and stresses, he also outlines his misgivings about the NSW drug driving laws which played a big role in his decision to step down.

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Family violence killing found to be a workplace death

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

The NSW Court of Appeal found that the killing of a woman by her de facto husband at home was a workplace death and her family are entitled to workers compensation. This decision was handed down in March, just at the time when millions began working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So what are the implications of this case for workers and their employers? If you or anyone you know is affected by family violence there is help available at 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 Lifeline on 13 11 14 safe steps on 1800 015 188 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

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Former Facebook moderator sues social media giant for PTSD

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Social media can be useful connecting people and ideas but moderators are needed to keep disturbing and toxic material off the platforms. Chris Gray, a former Facebook moderator claims viewing such content in order to keep us safe, gave him PTSD. He's the lead plaintiff in an action against Facebook and CPL, the contracting company that employed him. *And a warning this program discusses disturbing material*

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Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

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Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

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Call for regulation of debt repair or credit management companies

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

New research finds that 8% of Australians have used the services of debt management or credit repair companies this year. The Consumer Action Law Centre who commissioned the research are calling for UK-style consumer protections that require these businesses to act in the best interests of clients.    

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COVID-19 and jury trials

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Don a mask and join a tour of the County Court of Victoria with Chief Justice Peter Kidd. Find out how jury trials are being made COVID-19 safe.  And while masks aren't mandatory in NSW criminal trials, there have been many changes including more judge-only trials.

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Royal Commission into Lawyer X findings. And Family Court's Lighthouse Project new approach to family violence

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants concludes that the behaviour of both the Victoria Police and Nicola Gobbo, who led a double life of both barrister and informant, may affect over 1,000 court findings. Among the 111 recommendations is the appointment of a special investigator, as well as a suitably qualified person to investigate a further eleven people who were human sources with potential legal obligations of confidentiality or privilege. And, in a world first, the Family Court are launching The Lighthouse Project, a pilot scheme that links support services to families experiencing violence.

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How well did ADF Legal Officers in Afghanistan perform their task? And the right to silence a focus in High Court decision

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Justice Brereton’s report into alleged war crimes by our special forces in Afghanistan is triggering a lot of discussion around failures in lines of accountability. It raises questions about on-the-ground Australian Defence Force lawyers, the very people who are meant to be experts in the Laws of War. And the Right to Silence. The High Court of Australia quashes a conviction and orders a retrial because the trial judge made comments to the jury about the accused’s decision not to give evidence.

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Recycled print cartridges don't infringe patents says High Court. Also, reforms to responsible lending laws

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia rules that a company that buys used empty computer print cartridges, refills them with ink and sells them to consumers is not infringing the patents of the original manufacturer. Protecting Consumers vs Streamlining Access to Credit. With the aim of getting the economy moving and consumers spending, the government hopes to loosen 'responsible lending laws' contained in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act.

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Trump disputes election loss in court, Australian challenges to COVID-19 restrictions and First Nations art from Victorian prisons

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Can Donald Trump challenge his election loss in the courts? Three challenges to COVID-19 restrictions thrown out by Australian courts. And a new exhibition Future Dreaming...visions of the future showcases art works from First Nations prisoners in Victoria.

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NT police officer to stand trial for shooting death. And the COVID legal responses helping businesses from going under

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

An Alice Springs local court judge has ruled that Constable Zachary Rolfe will face a murder trial for the death of 19 year old Yuendumu man, Kumanjayi Walker. In a separate development, a NSW coroner referred a death involving corrective services officers to prosecutors. And with restrictions easing and some borders opening up, what are the legal and financial challenges ahead for business?

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Landmark Victorian report on image based sexual abuse

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released an in-depth study into how non-consensual recording or distribution of sexual images or videos offences are handled by Victorian courts. It's the first report of its kind in Australia. What's surprising is the connection between prosecutions and domestic violence.

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South Australia reduces sentencing discounts. Also, direct democracy in NZ and the US

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

All around Australia if an accused pleads guilty to a criminal offence, they become eligible for a reduction in prison time. But just how big an incentive should we give an accused if it’s a serious crime? The South Australian parliament has passed legislation reducing the maximum possible prison discount from 40% down to 25%. And during NZ's national election, our Kiwi cousins voted on two referendum questions. One was a private members bill which was literally pulled out of the NZ Democracy Biscuit Tin. Meanwhile in upcoming presidential election US citizens will also vote on a staggering number of state-based ballot propositions. In Colorado voters will be asked whether grey wolves should be re-introduced into the northern Rockies.

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Appointing judges in the US and Australia and our consumer watchdog at work

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Over the next few months two justices of the High Court of Australia will retire. What is the process for choosing their replacements? How different will our process be from what’s taking place right now in the USA with the US Supreme Court vacancy? Also, the Federal Court has just fined price comparison site iSelect $8.5 million after it admitted to misleading and deceptive conduct. This comes just few days after the court imposed a $7 million fine on ticket reseller Viagogo. But these two wins, follow two courtroom losses for the ACCC, both involving products spruiking their green credentials, flushable toilet wipes and disposable picnic ware.

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Elder abuse and COVID-19

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

There have been over 660 COVID-19 deaths in residential aged-care facilities. The Royal Commission into Aged Care special report on COVID 19 has made a number of recommendations aimed at improving the safety and quality of life of residents. The pandemic has also increased the vulnerabilities of elderly where-ever they live. Physical, financial and emotional abuse as well as neglect and chemical restraint have all made worse.

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Claremont murder trial, judges and apprehended bias and Victorian children on remand who never receive a custodial sentence

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The Perth trial of Bradley Robert Edwards, found guilty of two of the three Claremont murders. How should we deal with judges who are biased or incompetent? And, a new Victorian report finds that two thirds of children who spend time on remand never receive a custodial sentence.

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VALE Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. High Court of Australia rules that an off-duty soldier can face trial in military court

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death has ignited raw and intense political wrangling over how to fill her seat on the US Supreme Court. We reflect on her legacy and the political manoeuvering. And, in a case involving a soldier known only as Private R, the High Court of Australia has determined that a trial for ADF members can be held in the military justice system even when the alleged crime was not connected to military service.

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Bill to ban mobile phones in immigration detention. And Supreme Court win for remote NT residents over poor housing

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill which will strip mobile phones from people in immigration detention. Will the bill pass the Senate? What does this mean for asylum seekers?     And residents of the remote Northern Territory community of Santa Teresa have just won a big legal victory over NT Housing. One elderly representative litigant Enid, whose house didn’t have a back door for 6 years has just had her compensation increase from $100 to $10,000, a win that will have big implications for other communities.

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Judicial inquiry into COVID-19 hotel quarantine in Victoria

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The vast majority of COVID-19 cases in Victoria’s second wave of the pandemic are traceable to breaches of hotel quarantine. What went so horribly wrong? A judicial inquiry is trying to find out.   So far, a lot of the evidence has focussed on how the roles and responsibilities of private security guards fitted with those of the police, government authorised officers, health providers and hotel staff.

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Clive Palmer v WA, gag laws on sexual assault survivors in Victoria and considering personality disorders when sentencing

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

How might Clive Palmer challenge WA legislation designed to thwart his legal action against the WA government? Also, in Victoria, sexual assault survivors now require a court order before they can speak publicly about their experience. Following protests the law is currently under 'urgent' review. And the Victorian Court of Appeal has just handed down a landmark decision involving 19 year old Daylia Brown. It allows sentencing judges to consider an offender’s personality disorder when calculating an appropriate prison term.

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VP Candidate Kamala Harris, Australian police accountability and body cams

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

What is Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris' record on law and justice issues? A review of the legal framework around Police Body Worn Video Cameras has just been released by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. Who decides what gets recorded? And what factors are considered when a complaint is made against Victoria Police?

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Tackling modern slavery

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In the battle to secure PPE to protect ourselves from COVID 19 are we turning a blind eye to forced labour? Is our federal Modern Slavery Act up to the task and why has the separate Modern Slavery legislation in NSW been put on ice? Also, the first criminal conviction for keeping slaves in New Zealand's modern history.

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Singapore introduces COVID 19 electronic bracelets. And media freedom in Malaysia

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

One in four Victorians supposed to be self-isolating for COVID 19 were found to be not at home.  Starting today Singapore will allow some new arrivals to wear an electronic bracelet, instead of quarantining in a state-run facility. Could this be a more effective way to monitor those who should be staying at home?. And in Kuala Lumpur, the offices of Al Jazeera were raided by police because the government objected to the Australian journalist's negative report on the treatment of undocumented foreign workers. It’s just the latest in a series of government responses to criticism that have many concerned for media freedom in Malaysia.

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What is a 'state of disaster'? And Sole Practitioner loses sexual harassment appeal

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Victoria has just been declared a state of disaster. What powers does this confer? And the Full Federal Court has unanimously upheld an earlier decision of the Federal Circuit Court which awarded $170,000 in damages to Catherine Hill. Ms Hill was a junior lawyer who was sexually harassed by her employer, Owen Hughes, a Sole Practitioner based in northern NSW.

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Queensland parliament to vote on legalising Torres Strait Island childrearing practices

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Before the next Queensland election, state parliament will vote on The Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice Bill. If passed, the legislation will officially recognise the adoption practices of Torres Strait Islanders. This ground breaking bill was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by the first Torres Strait Islander member of parliament, Cynthia Lui.

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Family violence killing found to be a workplace death

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The NSW Court of Appeal found that the killing of a woman by her de facto husband at home was a workplace death and her family are entitled to workers compensation. This decision was handed down in March, just at the time when millions began working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So what are the implications of this case for workers and their employers? If you or anyone you know is affected by family violence there is help available at 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 Lifeline on 13 11 14 safe steps on 1800 015 188 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

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New security laws are designed to confuse, says former Hong Kong barrister. And, should the Bernard Collaery trial be held in secret?

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Hong Kong authorities warned voters choosing pro-democracy candidates in the primaries ahead of September elections that they could fall foul of new National Security legislation. A prominent former barrister says the new laws are designed to confuse. And, the Bernard Collaery trial. How should Australia's court system balance open justice with keeping state secrets?

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Melbourne public housing lockdown, and US online library sued for IP breaches

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

A voice from the towers in the Melbourne lockdown, and major book publishers sue the online library, Internet Archive, for breach of copyright.

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Covid-19 and family law

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The Covid-19 crisis has transformed our family law courts. In response to a surge in disputes over parenting plans, the Family Law Courts created a Covid-19 List to hear urgent cases using Microsoft Teams. And this is not an isolated example, right now most hearings are taking place in a virtual space rather than in a bricks and mortar courtroom. So will these new virtual courts stay with us in a post-pandemic future? And if you're in an abusive situation, or know someone who is, call 1-800 RESPECT. That's 1-800 737 732. If it's an emergency, call 000.

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Sexual harassment findings against retired High Court judge. Melbourne lawyer sentenced to jail for theft

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

An independent investigation commissioned by the High Court found that six former staff members were sexually harassed by the former judge Dyson Heydon. A suburban lawyer has been sentenced to jail for stealing from his clients, including taking money from trust accounts. What is the best way to regulate lawyers?

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Sexual harassment findings against retired High Court judge. Melbourne lawyer sentenced to jail for theft

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

An independent investigation commissioned by the High Court found that six former staff members were sexually harassed by the former judge Dyson Heydon. A suburban lawyer has been sentenced to jail for stealing from his clients, including taking money from trust accounts. What is the best way to regulate lawyers?

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Retired Magistrate David Heilpern critical of NSW drug driving laws

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In northern NSW, Lismore Local Court Magistrate David Heilpern has just retired at the age of 58. In a candid conversation about his working life, its challenges and stresses, he also outlines his misgivings about the NSW drug driving laws which played a big role in his decision to step down.

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George Floyd killer charged with 2nd degree murder. Australian Black Lives Matter protests. And the case of the Hitler meme.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

As Derek Chauvin appears in court charged with 2nd degree murder, jurisdictions across the US are looking at how to change police culture. In Australia, what can be done immediately to end black deaths in custody? And a Perth refinery worker sacked for parodying his bosses using a well known Hitler meme returns to work after a decision of the full bench of the Federal Court.

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In a legal first, a car driver evading police is jailed for murder. And is the Races Power in our Constitution an anachronism?

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Kylee King, a drug affected driver who killed motor cyclist Jordan Thorsager while engaging police in a high speed car chase has been convicted of murder. And should our federal constitution contain a power that allows parliament to make laws for particular races?

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Two coronial inquests make findings about unconscious racism

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

For Reconciliation Week, a reflective discussion on two significant recent coronial inquests where the families of the deceased asked the coroner to make finding about unconscious bias or racism. Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day died after sustaining serious head injuries in a Victorian police cell in 2017, and Naomi Williams, a pregnant 27-year-old Wiradjuri woman, died of sepsis in hospital in regional NSW in 2016. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples should be aware that this program and website contains images and names of people who have passed away and that traumatic events will be described.

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Two coronial inquests make findings about unconscious racism

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

For Reconciliation Week, a reflective discussion on two significant recent coronial inquests where the families of the deceased asked the coroner to make finding about unconscious bias or racism. Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day died after sustaining serious head injuries in a Victorian police cell in 2017, and Naomi Williams, a pregnant 27-year-old Wiradjuri woman, died of sepsis in hospital in regional NSW in 2016. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples should be aware that this program and website contains images and names of people who have passed away and that traumatic events will be described.

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Covid-19 emergency responses for witnessing wills and redundancy payouts. And a win for traumatised US Facebook content moderators

Tue, 19 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Three states are now allowing virtual witnessing of wills. How does that work? Also how redundancy payments negotiated with Covid-19 affected employers? And, in a world first, Facebook pays $US52 million to content moderators who have been traumatised by sifting through distressing social media material.    

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Covid-19 public health rules and the police

Tue, 12 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

As we begin to emerge from isolation we will all still need to continue to comply with safe physical distancing rules. As the rules change, we will need to adjust. How have we, and those that enforce the public health rules done so far?

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Introducing Section 71: High Court cases that changed Australia

Fri, 08 May 2020 03:00:00 +1000

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Prisoners, drug users, the homeless and Covid-19

Tue, 05 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Prisoner Mark Rowson argued that he was particularly vulnerable if he contracted Covid-19, but the Supreme Court of Victoria has refused to release him. How Covid-19 has impacted on the illicit drug market and also healthcare responses such as the methadone program. And, a much praised initiative has been the emergency accommodation in hotels for the homeless, but some peer advocates say there have been unintended consequences.

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Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

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High Court ruling exposes gaps in Australia's protections for public interest journalism. And is it still murder if the victim dies eight months after the assault?

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst could still face charges despite the High Court ruling that the AFP's raid on her home in June 2019 was carried out on the basis of a flawed warrant. What does this case mean for the public's right to know and press freedom? And an elderly man brutally attacked in a home invasion died eight months later, but the High Court ruled the attacker was responsible for his death. The case may have implications for the current NSW Homicide Squad investigation into the COVID-19 related deaths and infections on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

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How will the $130 billion JobKeeper package work? And workers' compensation at home

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The covid-19 crisis is forcing fundamental, previously unimaginable changes to way we organise and regulate employment. We take a look at the JobKeeper payment scheme. Also, if you have an accident while working from home, are you covered by workers' compensation?

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George Pell freed from prison following High Court decision

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In an unanimous decision the High Court of Australia has quashed George Pell's convictions for historic child sex offences and has released him from prison. If this conversation raises issues or causes emotional distress please contact Lifeline 13 11 14

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Criminal and civil courts in the age of COVID-19

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Day by day our courts are being totally transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. Civil courts are using video and audio links. New criminal jury trials have been suspended and judge alone criminal trials are becoming rare. A recent major drug conspiracy trial in the NSW District Court was derailed after concerns about safe distancing, but it wasn't the jury that raised fears of catching coronavirus.

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COVID-19, prisons and the courts. And the homeless man fined for dumpster diving

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Should prisoners be released because of the risks around coronavirus? And the case of the homeless man, just released from prison who was fined $250 for salvaging pies and iced coffees from a dumpster.

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How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

As business reels from the impact of the coronavirus, lawyers are poring over contracts, looking for ways to help their clients either enforce, or escape from their contractual obligations. Also authorities are requiring certain groups of people to 'self isolate'. Will this work?

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How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

As business reels from the impact of the coronavirus, lawyers are poring over contracts, looking for ways to help their clients either enforce, or escape from their contractual obligations. Also authorities are requiring certain groups of people to 'self isolate'. Will this work?

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Protecting buyers from dodgy car loans

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Should car dealers & retailers be exempt from the requirements of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act? The Royal Commission into Banking and the Financial Services Industry recommended the removal of the exemption. But until that happens, consumers will continue to have very troubling experiences.

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High Court clears former London cop of blowing up his holiday home. Also, should juries in child sex-abuse trials hear about prior convictions?

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia has ordered the immediate acquittal and release of Queensland man Eamonn Coughlan who was serving a jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud. And, new laws to be introduced that will broaden what evidence a jury can hear in child sex-abuse trials.

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Legal diversity in Malaysia

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Malaysia's complex politics and legal systems are shaped by the nation's ethnic and religious diversity. How religious and government authorities categorise you can have a huge impact on your life. Meet a Muslim feminist slam poet, a Hindu mother who won a landmark court case, a transgender activist and a government minister.

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Former Facebook moderator sues social media giant for PTSD

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Social media can be useful connecting people and ideas but moderators are needed to keep disturbing and toxic material off the platforms. Chris Gray, a former Facebook moderator claims viewing such content in order to keep us safe, gave him PTSD. He's the lead plaintiff in an action against Facebook and CPL, the contracting company that employed him. *And a warning this program discusses disturbing material*

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The High Court rules Indigenous people can't be 'aliens'. Plus, is illegally obtained evidence allowed in court?

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Can persons of Aboriginal heritage who are not citizens be deported? In the cases of Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love, the majority of the High Court says no. And, the High Court rules that illegally obtained video evidence of serious animal cruelty is not admissible in a prosecution involving the training of greyhounds. Why?

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Bushfire smoke, air pollution and the law

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The impact of this summer's bushfires has been devastating. What is less clear are the health consequences of smoke inhalation and the legal implications for employers. Some recent Australian and international court cases may provide a guide.

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Two Queensland Court decisions involving workplace injuries.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The case of the Gold Coast sales assistant injured in a jewellery store robbery and the case of the Brisbane teacher who was injured falling from a rope-swing while on a school trip to Vanuatu.

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Do Victorian committals deliver fair and fast justice?

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Unlike other states, it's common for victims of crime to give evidence at a Victorian committal hearing. The state's Law Reform Commission is currently considering how well this system works. While victim advocates want big changes, defence lawyers say committals are an important filter.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In an Australian first highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office. NB* This program was first broadcast 20 August 2019.

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Legal aid in bushfire zones, and private security firms helping family violence survivors

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

As bushfires sweep across NSW, emergency services continue to battle the blazes. In areas where the immediate danger has passed there are a range of other organisations supporting those affected, including giving legal advice. Also, how and why family violence services use private security companies to protect vulnerable women. New research is highlighting the benefits and the risks.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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How Australia, Canada assess asylum seekers' claims for refugee status

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How does a public servant decide whether someone is a refugee? And is it better to grant an asylum seeker protection when they don't need it, or to deny them protection when they do?

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High Court to decide Akon Guode infanticide, murder sentence anomaly

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How should you punish someone who has committed two very different crimes at the same time? That's the dilemma before the High Court, which is considering extending the prison term of a Melbourne woman who killed three of her seven children by driving her car into a lake.

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The culture gap in the law

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

If you fill a law firm or court room with more lawyers from a wider range of backgrounds, will it automatically become a more inclusive one to work in? Panel discussion organised by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and the Muslim Legal Network held at Ashurst Melbourne.

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Radio on the inside

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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Australia's biggest class action over PFAS land contamination

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can't drink or land they can't fully use. It will be the largest ever open class action in Australia.

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Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

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Does video surveillance of psychiatric compo claimants tell us anything?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker's compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for psychiatric injuries?

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How to de-radicalise juvenile terror offenders. And speech pathologists unpacking legal jargon.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A rare insight into how to de-program young offenders with extremist views. And meet a speech pathologist who helps translate legal gobbledy-gook, especially for youth in the criminal justice system.

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Climate change litigation targets super fund

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to set a hearing date.

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Neutral legal observers at protests. And digital estates after death.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

At both the recent Climate Change marches around Australia and the continuing Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, neutral legal observers document security and protest behaviours in the name of maintaining the rule of law. And, the mysterious case of the Canadian crypto currency trader and the missing millions. It raises the question: when someone dies what happens to their digital assets?

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Profiling an arsonist, and an unusual inheritance battle

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A number of people have been arrested and charged in connection with lighting fires in Queensland. Why do people light bushfires? Can we prevent someone going down that path? And, an elderly couple are tragically found dead in their English cottage. Two stepsisters battle in court over which parent died first in order to get the inheritance.

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Drug testing welfare recipients; US Opioid litigation and over-prescribing painkillers in Australia

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Litigation around the opioid crisis in the US, medical negligence cases involving over prescription in Australia and VAADA's response to the Federal government's desire to trial mandatory drug testing for some welfare recipients.

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Sandwich boards and skywriting: what's legal and what's not?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim is well known for wearing sandwich boards emblazoned with provocative word plays. A Sydney Magistrate has overturned a $500 fine imposed on the 75-year-old pensioner for offensive behaviour. Also, what are the regulations around political messages in the sky? And Vale: Justice Jane Matthews.

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Is Pell off to the High Court of Australia?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Cardinal George Pell's legal team have confirmed that they will seek leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia. This follows the majority two to one decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal which upheld Pell's conviction on child sex offences. So what exactly did the three judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal decide and what are the prospects of any High Court appeal?

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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Who judges the judges?

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The behaviour of three controversial judges raises questions about addressing incompetence and incapacity in the judiciary.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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Can the law help reduce the risk of suicide for international students?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Victorian coroner is calling for universities and the federal government to work together to help international students at risk of suicide.

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In an Australian first, highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Controversial repayment scheme found to be legal in remote SA and a draft bill to curb tertiary cheating

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A remote store owner who ran a Book-up credit scheme for Indigenous customers has had his conviction for unconscionable conduct thrown out by the High Court. And the Federal Government is proposing new laws that would make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in tertiary education.

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Reforming family law in Australia

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Australian family law system is to be overhauled, so what reforms are required to meet the needs of Australian families?

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Killings and coverups: Can a killer inherit a victim's estate?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A convicted murderer can never inherit their victim's estate, but what about someone who helps cover up the killing?

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Oliver Yates claims 2019 electoral signage misleading, Victorian Law Reform Commission reviews contempt of court laws

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Oliver Yates, the unsuccessful independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong plans to take the Liberal Party to the Court of Disputed Returns over Chinese language how to vote signage. And the Victorian Law Reform Commission has just released a consultation paper exploring the many complex issues around contempt of court, seeking input on its review of contempt of court laws.

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Where does the evidence go after its legal life is over?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Evidence is used to prove or disprove the facts of a case, but what happens to it after the legal process is over? A new book In crimes archives; the cultural afterlife of evidence provides some intriguing clues.

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Federal Court rules on Geoffrey Rush defamation case, High Court upholds protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Wigney of the Federal Court has ruled that the Daily Telegraph newspaper defamed actor Geoffrey Rush by claiming he had sexually harassed an actor later to be revealed as Eryn Jean Norvill. And the High Court of Australia has upheld the constitutional validity of protest exclusion zones around abortion clinics.

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Is a sperm donor a parent? And the role of victims of crime in German trials

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia is about to hear a case that asks big questions about families and parentage. And Private Accessory Prosecutors, the role of victims in German courts and trials.

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Meet Tara Schultz

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1100

From the age of twelve Tara Schultz was groomed by a much older man, sexually abused and became addicted to drugs. Now 31 she survived, sought justice through the courts and has completed a university degree.

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Should drug or alcohol addicted children be forced into rehab?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Public servants and political expression. Argentina's Women Police Stations.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time, the High Court of Australia will hear a case that focuses on the extent to which public servants can freely express their political views. And Argentina's Women Police Stations, designed around the needs of survivors of gender-violence. Could they work in Australia?

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The last warning shot: family violence and strangulation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Strangulation is sometimes fatal, often causes permanent injury and is a strong predictor of future violence and death. What are the current laws and strategies in place to deal with strangulation in family violence cases?

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Witness X revealed and journalist awarded damages for work related PTSD

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Veteran journalist John Silvester discusses underworld lawyer Nicola Gobbo who has been revealed as a police informer. And in a world first, a Victorian judge has awarded damages to a former Age journalist who suffered PSTD while working as a crime reporter.

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Cardinal George Pell jury verdict revealed

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences.

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

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Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

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Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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Dissecting the Eastman retrial

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

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The world's only nationwide prison radio station

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Are our Crimes Confiscation laws fair?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Western Australia's Attorney-General John Quigley recently announced a review into the state's Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 saying there are some cases that are 'harsh to the point of being unjust'.

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Tertiary students in the courts

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Most students, at some point are disappointed by an academic result, but how far would you go to get a better grade?

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Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Law Report 9th October 2018

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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Law Report 10th October 2018

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +1000

Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:03 +1000

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double jeopardy.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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MP Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility; The Justice Project Final Report; The first Chinese-Australian barrister

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister

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Electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Work related pyschiatric injury in SA: Welfare of performance artists

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Balancing freedom of religion and freedom from religion

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.

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NSW Supreme Court decision on Colleen McCullough's estate; What follows Malaysia's miracle moment?

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, now reformist leader, Mahathir Mohamad.

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Facebook faces potential Australian law suit over data breach

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.

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Senate inquiry into deaths at work

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Crop Houses and stopping the cycle of drug addiction and offending

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.

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Canadian university loses right to open law school and Portugal's policy on drugs and addiction

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.

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Two important decisions on defamation. Getting into rough legal waters on holiday cruises

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?

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Tips for Beauty salons to support clients who experience family violence; Victorian Supreme Court responds to legal costs blowout

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victorian Supreme Court Judge had some strong words to say in a dispute about lawyers costs.

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When can authorities seize your mobile device?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Extradition processes in the 21st century and Victoria parliament soon to debate treaty advancing legislation

Tue, 01 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Over-medication in aged care and blockchain contracts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Examining the laws governing the use of anti-psychotic and other drugs to sedate residents in aged-care facilities in the US and Australia. And smart contracts are an emerging area of the law, but exactly what are they and what happens if they go rogue?

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Space law in the 21st century

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Corporations, as well as nations are venturing into space for satellite technology, mining even tourism. Are the laws created over fifty years ago up to speed in this new space race?

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Commonwealth Redress Scheme restrictions and South African jailed for racist tirade

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Why will some survivors of institutional sexual abuse be locked out of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme? And when using a really offensive word in South Africa multiple times lands you in jail.

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Anne Buist on writing her life's work

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Perinatal psychiatrist Anne Buist is a women's mental health advocate and expert witness who works with protective services, and as an expert witness in the courts, in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. She is also a novelist who explores many of the darker aspects of her work in fiction.

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Seeking compensation for family violence and chat bot wills

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

There are a number of avenues for those seeking compensation for family violence including the civil courts but at least one state, a mechanism for assisting survivors with compensation has come under criticism. And a South Australian law firm is selling chatbot generated wills for $150. How different is it from the will kits purchased from a newsagency, what are the safeguards and is it a way of providing a much needed service in remote communities?

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Defamation in Australia and modern warfare and challenges for IHL

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A study finds that that the rich and famous are not the your usual plaintiffs when it comes to defamation cases. Nor are media companies the usual suspects when it comes to defending defamation claims. And in a time of conflict, defining what constitutes a cyber attack, a potential act of war, is tricky. So is international humanitarian law keeping up with the new battlefields of the 21st century?

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Debt and road tolls: the dilemma and solutions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Toll fines are one of the major issues dealt with in Victorian and Queensland courts, with some debts as high as $200,000. Why are such massive debts accrued and what can be done about it?

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Do the walls have ears? Smart devices, privacy and the law

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

The Internet of Things are those objects that are connected to the web, such as home appliances, fitness or health devices, even some toys. But there is a dark side to this clever connectivity and data collection.

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ACT's unique approach to Family Violence Orders

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In the ACT, mediation is mandatory if you are seeking a permanent order to keep a violent ex partner away. How does it work and how successful is this unique system?

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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

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Damning report on treatment of prisoners with disabilities; The 'slayer rule' and elder abuse

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Human Rights Watch reports that prisoners with disabilities in Queensland and WA are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse. Also on the program, could an expanded American style 'slayer law', be a way to deter elder abuse?

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Federal court declares 'Dr Droop' bankrupt; Jewish divorce, the complicated nexus between religious and secular law

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

After mulitiple run ins with regulators, the man behind the 'bonk longer' billboards has been declared bankrupt. And Gett recalcitrance, that's when a Jewish marriage falls apart and one spouse refuses to grant a religious divorce.

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Lloyd Rayney's defamation win and an alternative to medical negligence litigation

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

It's the second largest defamation damages payout in Australia. Why did the WA Supreme Court award Lloyd Rayney $2.6 million? Also, 'open disclosure', an alternative to costly and stressful medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Australia and early settler law

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

From the capital offence of stealing food to property rights and cases involving swine, an insight into how the First Fleeters managed to create what is now considered 'the land of the fair go'.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Health Justice Partnerships provide legal help to hospital patients. We look at the collaboration between three major hospitals and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.

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South Australia's Gambling Court

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A visit to the first court in Australia to deal with criminal offenders with a gambling addiction.

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A civics education

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

A tour of Canberra exploring Australian democracy with St Kilda Primary School grade six students.

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Restorative Justice

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Only a small percentage of sexual assaults are reported to police and only a small percentage lead to a conviction. The South East Centre Against Sexual Assault is addressing the needs of survivors in a different way.

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Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

There are concerns that the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, one of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, will never get off the ground.

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US Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Australia's Family Court rules on children seeking gender reassignment and celebraties and defamation law

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

In this program, the US Supreme Court hears arguments for and against a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Also, The Family Court rules that Transgender children no longer need a judge's for permission to have irreversible medical treatment, and in light of the allegations about Don Burke's inappropriate behavior over many, many years, we ask are Australia's defamation laws too restrictive?

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Sentencing models in the UK and Australia

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Sentencing is a complex and controversial area, where there are constant debates over how best to ensure transparency and consistancy. What models best help judges make informed decisions?

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Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?

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HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tackle the crisis?

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Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.

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HCA decision on dual citizenship; Youth detention in the US and Europe

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the US and Europe.

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High Court rules on Tasmanian protest laws; Is a text message a valid Will?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:41:03 +1000

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Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Equity Investments and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:29:01 +1000

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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Party Registration Integrity) Bill 2021 [and related Bills]

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 15:17:52 +1000

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Charter of the United Nations Amendment Bill 2021

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 12:14:43 +1000

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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:52:30 +1000

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Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 09:37:47 +1000

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Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 16:09:23 +1000

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Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 09:12:29 +1000

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Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:05:17 +1000

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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Subsidy) Bill 2021

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:26:23 +1000

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Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response - Better Advice) Bill 2021

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:05:52 +1000

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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021 [and] Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2021

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:55:34 +1000

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Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2021 [and related Bills]

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:32:16 +1000

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Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:59:51 +1000

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Family Law Amendment (Federal Family Violence Orders) Bill 2021

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:45:06 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:23:55 +1000

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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:01:01 +1000

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Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:57:28 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2021-2022 [and] Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:46:57 +1000

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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:21:54 +1000

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Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Bill 2021 [and] Financial Regulator Assessment Authority (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:24:05 +1000

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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:09:12 +1000

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Private Health Insurance Amendment (Income Thresholds) Bill 2021

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:23:04 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:48:51 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Portability Extensions) Bill 2021

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 12:28:45 +1000

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Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Bill 2021

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 13:59:37 +1000

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Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve's Law) Bill 2021

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:45:42 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:51:13 +1000

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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021 [and] Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:43:51 +1000

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Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2021

Fri, 21 May 2021 12:20:43 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Bill 2021

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:46:43 +1000

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Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Mon, 10 May 2021 10:49:03 +1000

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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Wed, 05 May 2021 09:04:34 +1000

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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme) Bill 2021

Tue, 04 May 2021 13:15:26 +1000

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Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 13:16:46 +1000

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Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:42:55 +1000

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Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:27:45 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:17:30 +1000

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Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020 [and associated Bills]

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:37:34 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:08:49 +1000

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Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:09:28 +1000

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National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:13:18 +1000

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Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:33:42 +1000

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National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:16:53 +1000

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Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2020

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:08:13 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:42:42 +1000

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Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:24:43 +1000

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Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:57:56 +1000

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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +1000

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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +1000

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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 [and] Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +1000

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Grid Reliability Fund) Bill 2020

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:54:52 +1000

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Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:07:08 +1000

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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:21:28 +1000

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Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Bill 2020

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:40:55 +1000

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Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 13:01:31 +1000

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Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 [and] Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2020

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 15:38:35 +1000

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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Technical Amendments) Bill 2020

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 16:38:54 +1000

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Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Refunds of Charges and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 17:14:21 +1000

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Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:49:49 +1000

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National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020 [and] National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:33:27 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 4) Bill 2020

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:59:11 +1000

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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:25:53 +1000

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VET Student Payment Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:08:23 +1000

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Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:36:08 +1000

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Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Bill 2020 [and associated Bills]

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:30:55 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Reuniting More Superannuation) Bill 2020

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:57:04 +1000

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Aged Care Amendment (Aged Care Recipient Classification) Bill 2020

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:44:29 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2020-2021 [and] Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 11:51:26 +1000

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Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 11:26:27 +1000

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Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Levy) Bill 2020 [and] Civil Aviation Amendment (Unmanned Aircraft Levy Collection and Payment) Bill 2020

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:50:19 +1000

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Economic Recovery Package (JobMaker Hiring Credit) Amendment Bill 2020

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 15:31:12 +1000

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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Consumer Law - Country of Origin Representations) Bill 2020

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:29:43 +1000

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Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Bill 2019

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:59:04 +1000

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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:48:42 +1000

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Sport Integrity Australia Amendment (World Anti-Doping Code Review) Bill 2020

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 08:46:58 +1000

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Family Law Amendment (Risk Screening Protections) Bill 2020

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 10:38:21 +1000

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Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 14:22:56 +1000

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Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:39:31 +1000

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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Category Standards and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:06:44 +1000

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Education Legislation Amendment (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection) Bill 2020 [and] Higher Education (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2020

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:51:17 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 16:25:10 +1000

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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:23:27 +1000

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National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:41:40 +1000

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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:19:21 +1000

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Norfolk Island Amendment (Supreme Court) Bill 2020

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 13:13:03 +1000

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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:13:12 +1000

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Biosecurity Amendment (Traveller Declarations and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:25:10 +1000

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Customs Charges and Levies Legislation Amendment (Sheep and Lamb) Bill 2020 [and] Excise Levies Legislation Amendment (Sheep and Lamb) Bill 2020

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:32:24 +1000

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:13:13 +1000

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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2020

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:17:50 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:09:24 +1000

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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:01:44 +1000

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Product Stewardship (Oil) Amendment Bill 2020 [and] Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 2020

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 08:37:08 +1000

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Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2020

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:39:28 +1000

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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Wellbeing of Veterans and Their Families) Bill 2020

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:00:56 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:54:07 +1000

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Superannuation Amendment (PSSAP Membership) Bill 2020

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:17:12 +1000

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Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Amendment (APRA Industry Funding) Bill 2020 [and associated Bills]

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:11:38 +1000

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Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Dairy Cattle Export Charge) Bill 2020

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:23:36 +1000

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National Skills Commissioner Bill 2020

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 08:59:44 +1000

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Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020 [and] Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:55:19 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:57:50 +1000

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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 and Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019

Tue, 12 May 2020 12:33:38 +1000

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Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020

Tue, 12 May 2020 15:51:44 +1000

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Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 11 May 2020 09:18:22 +1000

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Health Insurance Amendment (General Practitioners and Quality Assurance) Bill 2020

Mon, 11 May 2020 12:57:52 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 2020

Wed, 06 May 2020 10:58:59 +1000

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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 1) Bill 2020

Mon, 04 May 2020 11:58:37 +1000

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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:27:41 +1000

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Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2020

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:22:13 +1000

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2020

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:32:08 +1000

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Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:35:32 +1000

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Transport Security Amendment (Testing and Training) Bill 2019

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:28:33 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:45:34 +1000

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Export Control Bill 2019 [and associated Bills]

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:27:47 +1000

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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:47:03 +1000

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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:51:46 +1000

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National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Credit Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:19:27 +1000

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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cross-boundary Greenhouse Gas Titles and Other Measures) Bill 2019 [and] Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2019

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:09:11 +1000

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Australian Business Growth Fund Bill 2019

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:58:27 +1000

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Commonwealth Registers Bill 2019 [and associated Bills]

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:05:12 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 [and] Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:21:57 +1000

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Agriculture Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Administration) Bill 2019

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:26:02 +1000

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Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:02:21 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 11:02:21 +1000

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Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response-Protecting Consumers (2019 Measures)) Bill 2019

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:40:50 +1000

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Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 14:26:42 +1000

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:30:22 +1000

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Student Identifiers Amendment (Higher Education) Bill 2019

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 12:03:15 +1000

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Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Bill 2019

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:02:07 +1000

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Saving Australian Dairy Bill 2019

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:53:21 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 12:04:58 +1000

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Wine Australia Amendment (Label Directory) Bill 2019

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:12:45 +1000

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Trade Support Loans Amendment (Improving Administration) Bill 2019

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:10:57 +1000

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Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching and Other Matters) Bill 2019

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:19:19 +1000

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Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2019

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:07:23 +1000

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Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Bill 2019

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:24:06 +1000

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Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:05:18 +1000

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:48:09 +1000

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:59:03 +1000

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia's Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:13:00 +1000

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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:45:01 +1000

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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:34:37 +1000

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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:24:05 +1000

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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Building on the Child Care Package) Bill 2019

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:32:49 +1000

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Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-new Dwelling Interests) Bill 2019

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:06:44 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:15:21 +1000

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Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2019

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:38:00 +1000

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Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:19:41 +1000

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Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:40:13 +1000

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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:25:42 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:58:25 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:57:29 +1000

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Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2019

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:11:38 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:46:42 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:03:09 +1000

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Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 [and] VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 [and] Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:24:17 +1000

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Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Air Pollution) Bill 2019

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:15:03 +1000

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ANL Legislation Repeal Bill 2019

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:59:36 +1000

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Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019 [and] Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:25:24 +1000

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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:09:03 +1000

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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:38:01 +1000

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National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) Bill 2019

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:53:37 +1000

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Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:34:10 +1000

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Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2019

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:33:18 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:00:05 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:27:57 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members' Interests First) Bill 2019

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:18:11 +1000

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New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:20:16 +1000

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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Partner Service Pension and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:01:27 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020 [and] Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:46:43 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 1) Bill

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:09:47 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:53:36 +1000

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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extend Family Assistance to ABSTUDY Secondary School Boarding Students Aged 16 and Over) Bill 2019

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 08:15:14 +1000

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Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:07:43 +1000

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:31:52 +1000

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National Sports Tribunal Bill 2019 [and] National Sports Tribunal (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:01:08 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Ending Grandfathered Conflicted Remuneration) Bill 2019

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:56:30 +1000

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Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Bill 2019

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:03:36 +1000

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Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 08:27:12 +1000

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2019

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:59:49 +1000

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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019 [and] Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2019

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:58:07 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Overseas Welfare Recipients Integrity Program) Bill 2019

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 10:28:28 +1000

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Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:51:47 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:16:30 +1000

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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2019

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:48:21 +1000

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:19:40 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:40:21 +1000

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National Rental Affordability Scheme Amendment Bill 2019

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:50:27 +1000

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Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:32:38 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:45:34 +1000

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Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2019

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:01:59 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:14:20 +1000

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Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019 [and] Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:01:45 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:10:49 +1000

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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:48:02 +1000

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Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2019 [and] Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2019

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:10:41 +1000

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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Sunsetting of Special Powers Relating to Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:16:08 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Relief So Working Australians Keep More Of Their Money) Bill 2019

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:49:01 +1000

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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting Retirement Incomes) Bill 2018

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:33:01 +1000

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Fair Work Amendment (Right to Request Casual Conversion) Bill 2019

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 09:19:34 +1000

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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 [and] Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:58:04 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Overseas Welfare Recipients Integrity Program) Bill 2019

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:03:55 +1000

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Supply Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 [and] Supply Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020 [and] Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1 ) 2019-2020

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:25:49 +1000

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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 08:20:27 +1000

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia's Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:12:28 +1000

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Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:37:24 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1000

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Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Bill 2019 [and] Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:39:42 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:40:35 +1000

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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:57:10 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2018-2019 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2018-2019 [and] Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2018-2019

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:03:00 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:33:19 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2018

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:12:38 +1000

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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Amendment Bill 2019

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:32:22 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2018 [and] Customs Tariff Amendment (Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2018

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:11:27 +1000

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Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Amendment Bill 2018

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:49:57 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:16:02 +1000

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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:33:05 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Foreign Investors Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018 and related Bills

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:45:58 +1000

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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:27:01 +1000

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:27:57 +1000

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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:55:27 +1000

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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:01:24 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Urgent Medical Treatment) Bill 2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:02:33 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:08:29 +1000

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Future Drought Fund Bill 2018 [and] Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:24:26 +1000

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Parliamentary Service Amendment (Post-election Report) Bill 2018

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:39:12 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Bill 2018

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:44:12 +1000

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Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:13:08 +1000

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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:39:00 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2018

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:15:00 +1000

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Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:28:19 +1000

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Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2018 [and] Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2018

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:08:56 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:42:50 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) Bill 2018 [and] Excise Tariff Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at Manufacture) Bill 2018

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:38:46 +1000

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Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:05:23 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:06:41 +1000

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Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:38:48 +1000

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Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018 [and] Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:21:16 +1000

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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:48:28 +1000

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund Bill 2018 [and] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:48:52 +1000

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Aviation Transport Security Amendment Bill 2018

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:22:18 +1000

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Shipping Registration Amendment Bill 2018

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:12:26 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at the Border) Bill 2018

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:52:27 +1000

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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2018

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:44:50 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:53:58 +1000

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My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:50:11 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 [and] accompanying Customs Tariff Amendment Bill

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:42:50 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:33:29 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:59:32 +1000

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Office of National Intelligence Bill 2018 [and] Office of National Intelligence (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:13:54 +1000

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Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Bill 2018

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:26:12 +1000

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Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:04:07 +1000

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Unexplained Wealth Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:02:59 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:01:35 +1000

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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:38:41 +1000

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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 [and] Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2018

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:13:19 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Student Reform) Bill 2018

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:47:05 +1000

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Export Legislation Amendment (Live-stock) Bill 2018

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:42:24 +1000

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Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Levy Bill 2018 [and] Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Levy Collection Bill 2018 [and] Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:49:28 +1000

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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:03:22 +1000

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Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:04:43 +1000

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Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Bill 2018 [and] Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Amendment Bill 2018

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 12:47:46 +1000

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Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:25:07 +1000

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Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:47:52 +1000

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Farm Household Support Amendment (Temporary Measures) Bill 2018

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:54:54 +1000

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Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:11:17 +1000

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Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:14:08 +1000

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Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:31:21 +1000

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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Clarification of Jurisdiction) Bill 2018

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:07:32 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Illicit Tobacco Offences) Bill 2018

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:57:48 +1000

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2017

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:46:05 +1000

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation) Bill 2018

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:28:48 +1000

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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 15:33:41 +1000

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Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2018

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:14:05 +1000

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:30:57 +1000

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Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1000

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National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:09:09 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:43:56 +1000

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National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Comprehensive Credit Reporting) Bill 2018

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:45:13 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2017-2018 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2017-2018

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:11:50 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2018-2019 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2018-2019 [and] Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2018-2019

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:53:22 +1000

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National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Bill 2018 [and] National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:05:01 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:53:01 +1000

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Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:29:47 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:43:21 +1000

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment Bill 2018

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:09:41 +1000

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Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:35:31 +1000

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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:06:24 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:52:46 +1000

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Water Amendment Bill 2018

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1000

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Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:02:15 +1000

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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 [and] National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:48:01 +1000

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Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Bill 2018

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:51:24 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:23:07 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:31:20 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business Entities) Bill 2018

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:43:55 +1000

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Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:46:58 +1000

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Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:52:41 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 3) Bill 2018

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:16:54 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ASIC's Capabilities) Bill 2018

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:23:12 +1000

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Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2018

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:05:05 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payments for Carers) Bill 2018

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:47:27 +1000

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Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 [and associated Bills]

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:29:14 +1000

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Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 [and related bills]

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:53:11 +1000

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Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018

Wed, 09 May 2018 16:59:24 +1000

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Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Bill 2018

Tue, 08 May 2018 08:07:06 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018

Tue, 08 May 2018 15:59:40 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:02:11 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

Fri, 04 May 2018 13:33:57 +1000

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Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:00 +1000

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Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Thu, 03 May 2018 14:25:25 +1000

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Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017

Thu, 03 May 2018 15:07:53 +1000

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Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:15:12 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2018

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:53:34 +1000

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Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Bill 2018

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:03:55 +1000

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Interstate Road Transport Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2018

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:03:21 +1000

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Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:50:43 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 2) Bill 2018 [and] Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-New Dwelling Interests) Bill 2018

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:02:30 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Income Tax Consolidation Integrity) Bill 2018

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:25:58 +1000

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Crimes Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme-Worker Screening) Bill 2018

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:09:18 +1000

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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 1) Bill 2018

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:24:24 +1000

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Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017 [and] Security of Critical Infrastructure (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:02:13 +1000

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Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Bill 2018

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:28:30 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2017-2018 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2017-2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:20:09 +1000

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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 and Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (Charges Imposition) Bill 2017

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:56:33 +1000

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Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:20:00 +1000

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National Broadcasters Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Transparency) Bill 2017

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:21:37 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:40:54 +1000

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Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:22:16 +1000

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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:12:38 +1000

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Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:44:02 +1000

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Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2017

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:08:56 +1000

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:06:31 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Banking Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:00:36 +1000

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Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1000

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Investigation and Prosecution Measures Bill 2017

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:08:27 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 and Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:07:12 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan Base Rate Entities) Bill 2017

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:53:23 +1000

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2017

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:17:24 +1000

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Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Amendment Bill 2017

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:29:20 +1000

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Criminal Code Amendment (Impersonating a Commonwealth Body) Bill 2017

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:27:38 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures) Bill 2017

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:42:33 +1000

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Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:07:32 +1000

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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:04:49 +1000

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Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:30:14 +1000

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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits-Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:50:27 +1000

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Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Bill 2017

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:19:23 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:34:10 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 5) Bill 2017 and ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2017

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:45:15 +1000

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Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:47:28 +1000

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Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:45:20 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:38:59 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:28:47 +1000

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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 [and] Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:08:23 +1000

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Proceeds of Crime Amendment (Proceeds and Other Matters) Bill 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:58:51 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First-Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Bill 2017

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:40:36 +1000

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Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:03:48 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:12:06 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:42:32 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 2) Bill 2017

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:16:04 +1000

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:01:57 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 [and] Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:04:31 +1000

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:44:47 +1000

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Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:51:11 +1000

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Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 [and] related Bills

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:08:56 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:32:27 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 [and] First Home Super Saver Tax Bill 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:57:58 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:44:54 +1000

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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:01:54 +1000

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Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017 [and] Customs Tariff Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:13:59 +1000

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Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:55:28 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 1) Bill 2017

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:07:25 +1000

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Defence Legislation Amendment (Instrument Making) Bill 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:56:53 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:49:36 +1000

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:56:55 +1000

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Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:54:45 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Bill 2017

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:02 +1000

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Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:36:05 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:38:36 +1000

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Product Emissions Standards Bill 2017 [and] Product Emissions Standards (Excise) Charges Bill 2017 [and] Product Emissions Standards (Customs) Charges Bill 2017 [and] Product Emissions Standards (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:52:12 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:17:03 +1000

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International Monetary Agreements Amendment (New Arrangements to Borrow) Bill 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:33:21 +1000

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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:44:37 +1000

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Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2017 [and] Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:21:59 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Validation of Decisions) Bill 2017

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:01:36 +1000

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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:01:24 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:52:36 +1000

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Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:44:01 +1000

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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017 [and] Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:14:10 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:20:37 +1000

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Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 [and associated Bills]

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:23:36 +1000

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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:34:43 +1000

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:09:39 +1000

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Statute Update (Winter 2017) Bill 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:38:37 +1000

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Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:47:00 +1000

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Liquid Fuel Emergency Amendment Bill 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:31:36 +1000

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Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:37:44 +1000

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Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:41:42 +1000

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Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposal and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:36:57 +1000

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Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:59:24 +1000

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Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Bill 2017 [and] Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Bill 2017

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:20:10 +1000

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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:04:03 +1000

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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:59:54 +1000

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Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:46:03 +1000

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Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:19:15 +1000

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Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:04:11 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:54:36 +1000

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Primary Industries Research and Development Amendment Bill 2017

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:30:35 +1000

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Safe Work Australia Amendment (Role and Functions) Bill 2017

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:58:44 +1000

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Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:49:14 +1000

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Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:44:35 +1000

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Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:31 +1000

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Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017 [and] Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:01:55 +1000

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Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:53:11 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Bill 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:08:40 +1000

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Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:13:03 +1000

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Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:41:22 +1000

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International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:42:55 +1000

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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:37:52 +1000

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2017-2018 [and] Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:44:17 +1000

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Medicare Guarantee Bill 2017 [and] Medicare Guarantee (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:46:35 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card) Bill 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:15:55 +1000

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Queensland Commission Income Management Regime) Bill 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:54:21 +1000

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Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:16:47 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:37:54 +1000

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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2017

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:03:08 +1000

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business Entities) Bill 2017

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Comcare and Seacare Legislation Amendment (Pension Age and Catastrophic Injury) Bill 2017

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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017

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Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

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Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017

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Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Bill 2017

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Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility) Bill 2017

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Parliamentary Business Resources Bill 2017 [and] Parliamentary Business Resources (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

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Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2017

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Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017 [and] National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017

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Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [and] Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Bill 2016 [and] Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Collection Bill 2016

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Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Polar Code) Bill 2017

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Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Bill 2017

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Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Commonwealth Entities) Bill 2016

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Employer Register) Bill 2017

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Disability Services Amendment (Linking Upper Age Limits for Disability Employment Services to Pension Age) Bill 2017

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Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Seasonal Worker Incentives for Jobseekers) Bill 2017

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Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill 2017

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