Law (Australia)

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Monique Ryan reaches agreement with chief of staff Sally Rugg over sacking, court told
Federal court hears Rugg will not lose job and will enter mediation with teal MP in bid to resolve wider dispute over work hours

Nino Bucci

03, Feb, 2023 @2:40 AM

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Report into Alice Springs unrest recommends urgent alcohol ban in central Australian communities
NT chief minister met with prime minister on Thursday afternoon to discuss report, which will be released after it is considered by cabinet next week

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

02, Feb, 2023 @6:46 AM

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Head of Queensland police taskforce says ‘keeping children in detention’ not the solution
George Marchesini says new group will focus on preventing youth offending and work to address underlying complex factors

Eden Gillespie

01, Feb, 2023 @7:38 AM

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Former commando Heston Russell wins first round in defamation battle against ABC over Afghanistan articles
Federal court finds public broadcaster defamed the former special forces soldier by linking him to war crimes, but ABC will argue truth defence and that it acted in the public interestFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast

Ben Doherty

01, Feb, 2023 @2:57 AM

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New Zealand PM welcomes change to Australia’s ‘corrosive’ deportation policy
Length of time someone has lived in Australia will be taken into account when considering whether to deport Kiwis who have been sentenced to a year or more in prison

Charlotte Graham-McLay and Henry Belot

01, Feb, 2023 @12:39 AM

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Unsentenced prisoners make up a third of Australia’s prison population as bail refusals boom
Advocates urge overhaul of laws to ensure people aren’t needlessly funnelled into jail

Adeshola Ore

31, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Catholic schools to oppose LGBTQ+ teacher and student law reform proposal
Removal of exemption from discrimination laws would not allow them to effectively operate and teach to their ethos, schools say

Paul Karp

31, Jan, 2023 @8:40 AM

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Monique Ryan accused of causing chief of staff to be sacked over refusing ‘unreasonable’ work hours
In federal court application seeking to keep her job, Sally Rugg claims commonwealth engaged in ‘hostile conduct’

Paul Karp

31, Jan, 2023 @1:37 AM

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Teal MP Monique Ryan taken to court by staffer Sally Rugg over alleged workplace law breach
Rugg is suing the Kooyong independent in federal court in relation to Fair Work Act’s ‘general protections’ provisions

Paul Karp

30, Jan, 2023 @5:13 AM

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‘Tip of the iceberg’: hundreds of victims allege sexual abuse at Victorian state schools
Exclusive: Pressure builds on government to apologise, as lawyer likens ‘trail of destruction’ to that wreaked by Catholic church

Benita Kolovos

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Labor to scrap ‘equal time’ test for parents in custody disputes, with child welfare paramount
Draft bill, to be published on Monday, aims to improve safety for separating families

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Labor flags law reforms to stop cases involving national security being cloaked in secrecy
Bernard Collaery welcomes proposed changes as attorney general recognises importance of open justice and public interest

Henry Belot and Christopher Knaus

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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