Law Council of Australia news

High Court: Aboriginal Australians not ‘aliens’ under the Constitution, cannot be deported

High Court: Aboriginal Australians not ‘aliens’ under the Constitution, cannot be deported

Aboriginal Australians have a special cultural, historical, and spiritual connection with Australia

Alarming family law system delays stress urgent need for funding help, Law Council says

Alarming family law system delays stress urgent need for funding help, Law Council says

Severely delayed cases involve some of Australia’s most vulnerable, Law Council president says

Legal profession steps up to help bushfire victims

Legal profession steps up to help bushfire victims

The profession is uniquely placed to support victims, Law Council president says

Peak legal and medical bodies urge raising of minimum age of criminal responsibility

Peak legal and medical bodies urge raising of minimum age of criminal responsibility

Jailing children as young as 10 is a "national tragedy," the bodies say

Aitken Partners grieves death of family law practice leader

Aitken Partners grieves death of family law practice leader

The lawyer “cared deeply for the underprivileged” and helped people “get the representation they required,” the firm says