From the President
3 February 2017
The legal profession's views on abolition of the death penalty advocacy.
Cyber Precedent, an information campaign by the Law Council of Australia to assist the legal profession further defend itself against growing cyber threats.
17 February 2017: Legal profession launching unprecedented national initiative to counter unconscious bias
The Law Council of Australia is launching a major new program to help lawyers understand and address unconscious bias.
16 February 2017: Same-Sex Marriage Bill report strikes balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination
The Law Council today said the consensus Parliamentary report into the Government's Same-Sex Marriage Bill strikes a good balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination and called on Parliament to progress the report’s findings.
13 February 2017: Mandatory sentencing undermining firearms trafficking bill
Including mandatory sentencing in the Federal Government’s firearms trafficking bill could lead to unjust punishments and unintended consequences.
9 February 2017: Australia takes historic step to help prevent torture
Australia has taken a positive and historic step today in the campaign to end torture, through the announcement by the Attorney-General and Minister for Foreign Affairs that the Government will ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT).