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ACT Law Week 2021 feature

This year, ACT Law Week events will be held from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 May. Check out the Canberra region’s leading legal firms.

ACT should have right to vote on euthanasia, politicians argue

The ACT and the Northern Territory have been barred from voting on voluntary assisted dying (euthanasia) for 25 years.

Zed Seselja re-endorsed as Liberal candidate for next election

ACT Senator Zed Seselja could be heading for a fourth term. Mr Seselja was re-endorsed as the Canberra Liberals Senate candidate in the next election at the local branch’s pre-selection meeting on Sunday (22 November).

Assault laws pass to protect all frontline workers

New assault laws protecting police officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency services staff and corrections officers in the ACT passed today.

Canberra Lawyers | Law feature

This week, 11-16 May, marks ACT Law Week. Although Law Week events have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community’s demand for legal services is constant and law...

ACTCOSS welcomes elder abuse laws amid legal profession objections

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government’s move to introduce specific offences for elder abuse, reforms that have drawn the ire of the ACT’s legal profession. The bill,...

ACT legal profession slams new elder abuse laws

The ACT legal profession is unhappy with new reforms introduced into the Legislative Assembly today, Thursday 7 May, which will see organisations and carers criminally liable for the abuse or exploitation of...

Acting Justice Lorraine Walker to resume Chief Magistrate duties

Acting Justice Lorraine Walker will leave the Supreme Court of the ACT to resume her Chief Magistrate duties as the COVID-19 health emergency impacts the Drug and Alcohol Sentencing List (DASL). Acting Justice...

Public gatherings larger than two could face $8,000 fine

The ACT Government is set to introduce $1,000 fines for breaches to public gathering restrictions on the back of NSW announcing a “police crackdown”.

ACT legal support services move to audio-visual communications

Legal support services in the ACT have moved to audio-visual communications to ensure the safety of the community and their staff.

Calls for senators to support ACT legislative rights

There have been renewed calls for Federal Parliament to allow the ACT to legislate on voluntary assisted dying, or euthanasia. The ‘Andrews Bill’ was introduced into Federal Parliament as a private members bill...
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