ABA welcomes change to NSW Mandatory Sentencing Laws PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 04:54

The President of the Australian Bar Association, Mark Livesey QC, today welcomed amendments made in the NSW Legislative Council last night to water down the NSW Government’s mandatory sentencing Bill. Read more.

Family Court Chief Justice speaks out over Legal Aid cuts Print E-mail
Monday, 17 March 2014 00:05

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Diana Bryant has spoken out about the impact of the funding cuts to the Legal Aid program in an interview the ABC Radio today. Listen to the full interview here.

ABA Vice President outlines concerns on the rule of law in Nauru Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:53

The Australian Bar Association Vice President Fiona McLeod SC gave an interview to ABC Radio Australia on the concerning state of the rule of law in Nauru on March 13, 2014. Listen to the interview here. In a related story, Melbourne barrister Simon Kenny stated in a radio interview that the resignation of the nation-state's Chief Justice has delayed the hearings of the asylum seeker detainees still facing charges over last year's riots. Listen to that interview, conducted on March 13, 2014, here.

ABA Vice President Fiona McLeod SC given Victorian honours Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:38

The leadership, advocacy and long standing contribution of Fiona McLeod SC to women in the legal profession and beyond has been recognised by her induction on to the Victorian Honour Roll for Women on International Women’s Day 2014. See the full media release below.

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Conviction of Karpal Singh undermines the rule of law in Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:32

The president of the Australian Bar Association, Mark Livesey QC, has expressed deep concern that Karpal Singh, the internationally renowned Malaysian barrister and member of parliament, was convicted last Friday on a charge of sedition. Read more.

ABA comments on High Court concerns with funding cuts Print E-mail
Monday, 24 February 2014 04:43

The Australian Bar Association President Mark Livesey QC was interviewed by ABC Radio's PM program on Friday 21 February 2014 and noted the concerns of the High Court of Australia's Chief Justice Robert French with regard to the Federal Government's efforts to cut costs and the Court's ability to provide services. Listen to the interview and read the transcript here.

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Mark Livesey QC
ABA President