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S Stuart Clark AM   LCAPres

4 November 2016

Futurism: Australia has an advantage but there is an expiry date

Legal futurism is definitely as much an art as it is a science.

The future of the profession can be predicted but it becomes more difficult to accurately do so the further ahead we look. The complex­ity of the profession itself, the speed of progress, and the ­dynamic range of factors that have the potential to affect it all add to the uncertainty.

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1 December 2016:  Amended High Risk Terrorist Offenders Bill strikes better balance between community protection and rule of law
Amendments to the Federal Government’s new anti-terror laws, that passed the Senate today, strikes a better balance in protecting the community while ensuring fundamental legal rights and freedoms are not jettisoned in the process.

29 November 2016:  Chief Justice appointment a landmark in Australian history
The appointment of the Honourable Justice Susan Mary Kiefel AC as the next Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia is a landmark moment for Australia’s legal system and the nation, according to the Law Council of Australia.

28 November 2016:  2017 Law Council of Australia Executive
At the November Directors’ Meeting of the Law Council of Australia, the following Directors were elected as Members of the Law Council Executive for 2017: Fiona McLeod SC (President), Morry Bailes (President-elect), Arthur Moses SC (Treasurer), Pauline Wright (Executive Member), Konrad de Kerloy (Executive Member) and Geoff Bowyer (Executive Member).

28 November 2016:  Anti-death penalty and human rights advocate Julian McMahon wins President's Medal
The Law Council of Australia's 2016 President's Medal has been awarded to eminent barrister, anti-death penalty and human rights advocate, Julian McMahon.