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Author: Sally Layson

Tribute Judge Zahra

Peter Zahra, who died this week, was much more than the NSW District Court judge who was running the embezzlement trial of Guy Sebastian’s former manager, Titus Day.

Behind the scenes Judge Zahra was one of the biggest supporters of a program that gives law and commerce students direct access to NSW courts.

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Australia Day- a time to celebrate

Australia Day is a time to
celebrate our shared values: respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and the opportunity to have a fair go; and appreciate our democratic rights and the rule of law

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Victorian Pandemic Management bill

The Victorian governments latest pandemic legislation, the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 has been the subject of some serious concern within the legal profession. 

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Eureka rebellion

The Eureka rebellion was a defining moment in Australian history as the beginning of true representative democracy. It resulted in important reforms being put in place to limit the power government had over the people and gave people a voice in making laws and the ability to hold decision makers to account.
This page provides an audio book reading of the book, character chards, a poster and the Eureka Debate

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Presumption of Guilt Conference

Are we witnessing the death of the presumption of innocence? And does this matter?

This is the subject of the Rule of Law conference hosted by the Rule of Law Education Centre, that will examine recent challenges to this doctrine and the threat this poses to the Australian concept of a ‘fair go’.

Speakers include Ron Hoenig MP, Margaret Cunneen, Malcolm Stewart and Chris Merritt

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Libertyworks and Implied Freedom of Political communication

Speed and Stracey recently represented Libertyworks Inc, at the High Court to seek a declaration that the registration provisions under the FITS Act were beyond the power of the Commonwealth Parliament to enact because they contravened the implied constitutional freedom of political communication

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Celebrate Australia

Celebrate Australia and the foundations of democracy, respect for individuals, peaceful nation and the rule of law

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