The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in partnership with the Australian National University invites you to attend the launch of True Justice Deep Listening: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country.
The Law Society Northern Territory (Society) is disappointed and concerned at the quick passage of the Youth Justice Amendment Act 2021 by the Northern Territory Government on 11 May 2021. The Bill was only introduced last week and despite many submissions to Government strongly opposing the proposed changes it contained, was passed with what appeared to be little or no consultation with the key stakeholders and organisations.
Jointly organised by LAWASIA, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Law Council of Australia and the South Pacific Lawyers Association, the series will run over 4 consecutive weeks, every Thursday from 18 February to 11 March 2021 (4 webinars in total).
Registration is complimentary and we encourage all LAWASIA members, friends and supporters to attend one, or all of the webinars on offer.
The Australia Day 2021 Honours List has been announced with two local practitioners receiving Honours.
The Society would like to recognise the significant contributions that The Hon. Trevor Riley QC and Mr Hugh Bradley have made to the judiciary, legal profession and the community in careers spanning over 50 years and to offer congratulations on being Australia Day Honours recipients in the categories as follows:
The Hon. Trevor Riley QC – Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Mr Hugh Bradley – Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia are implementing a new form on 31 October 2020 – the Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk.
What is the purpose of the new form?
The Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk harmonises the approach taken to risk notification in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts).
The new form will replace and consolidate the three existing prescribed forms of the Courts:
Notice of Risk,
Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence (Current Case), and
Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence (Application for Consent Orders)
while ensuring the Courts’ mandatory obligation to report allegations of child abuse, family violence or risks of child abuse or family violence is being fulfilled pursuant to sections 67Z – 67ZBB of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). The new form will assist in ensuring that families and their children receive appropriate and targeted intervention in the family law system.
The Law Society Northern Territory (the Society) welcomes the announcement that local barrister Mr Miles Crawley SC has been appointed as a Judge of the District Court of South Australia and Deputy President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal.
Pursuant to Practice Direction 1 of 2020 (Electronic Filing in Civil Proceedings), you are no longer required to publish a notice of an intended application for a grant or for resealing in the NT News (or equivalent publication), where that notice is filed electronically with the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.