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The AICD’s Quarterly Report on Gender Diversity Monday, 2nd October 2017 In the 12 months since the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) called for a 30 per cent gender diversity target on ASX 200 company boards, 45 companies have met or surpassed that target. Women now make up 21.7 per cent of company directors in Australia. Read more
The Legal Ownership Status of Looted Artefacts Friday, 15th September 2017 This week, after a long legal battle with Switzerland, a rare 2nd century Roman sarcophagus is being returned to Turkey. Read more
The Constitution of Parliament Tuesday, 29th August 2017 In the past month the eligibility of seven members of the Australian Parliament has been called into question by way of foreign citizenship. Read more
A return to hostile relations in FY17 Tuesday, 1st August 2017 MinterEllison’s ‘Directions in Public Mergers & Acquisitions’ report identifies a number of key trends that will influence the M&A market in the coming financial year. Read more
Students and the International Market: Foundations for Success Monday, 24th July 2017 With the increase of globalisation, law students are increasingly facing competition from the global market, but are also exposed to greater international opportunities both abroad and with international firms with an Australian presence. For students aiming to be competitive for roles in the international legal market, there are a number of areas that can be focused on to enhance how employable you are. Read more
New President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Monday, 17th July 2017 As Professor Gillian Triggs’ five year term comes to a close, the Australian Human Rights Commission is preparing itself for a new President. Read more
The Rise of Crypto-Currencies and the ICO Monday, 26th June 2017 As the market capitalisation of crypto-currencies continues to rise, so too do the possibilities of what crypto-currencies can be used for. Read more
Women Judges on the High Court Bench Monday, 19th June 2017 In what the Law Council of Australia described as a ‘landmark moment for Australia’s legal system and the nation’, the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court in January of this year. Read more
From Corporate Lawyer to Entrepreneur Monday, 5th June 2017 With the right product, the skills of a corporate lawyer are highly transferable in running a successful and profitable business. Read more
Community Legal Centre Funding in the Federal Budget Thursday, 1st June 2017 In handing down the 2017-18 Budget Papers, the Federal Government has promised to increase funding to the community legal sector by $55.7 million over the next three years. Read more