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Top judge says judicial workload in NSW unsustainable, calls for funding boost
Courts 2024-02-01 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

The top judge in NSW has called for more court resources and funding to ease the burden of an overworked judiciary, in an impassioned speech […]

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New judge vows to not be ‘cranky’, looks forward to bench-eye view of the Bar
Courts 2024-01-30 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The latest judge to join the NSW Supreme Court has expressed a desire to foster a serious but collegiate environment for advocates and has remarked […]

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Victorian court hackers accessed more hearings than first thought
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-01-19 1:24 pm By Sam Matthews

Hackers behind a cyberattack on Victoria’s court system may have accessed recordings of hearings stretching back to 2016, Court Services Victoria has said. On January […]

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The things that raised judges’ ire in 2023
Courts 2024-01-17 11:54 pm By Sam Matthews

Judges were not afraid to vent their spleen in 2023, but lawyers were not the only object of judicial scorn last year, as judges waded […]

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ACT Police Chief can’t intervene in Drumgold challenge to Higgins prosecution report
Public law 2023-12-19 3:08 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has refused a bid by the ACT Police Chief to intervene on behalf of the AFP in Shane Drumgold SC legal challenge to […]

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Inquiry into judge a ‘flagrant interference’ by executive, group says
Legal Ethics 2023-12-08 10:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The peak body for Australian judges has condemned an inquiry into a Supreme Court Justice reportedly charged with assault, saying that it will have sweeping […]

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Legal watchdog can seek orders against anti-vax lawyer
Legal Ethics 2023-12-08 5:17 am By Cindy Cameronne

The Council for the Law Society of NSW can seek disciplinary findings against a solicitor who was previously banned over social media posts encouraging people […]

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Supreme Court gets back up as NSW minister spruiks industrial tribunal
Courts 2023-12-01 11:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a rare public statement, the NSW Supreme Court has sought to correct what it says are inaccuracies in comments by the state industrial relations […]

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‘A blight on our community’: Judge slams overly complex Corporations Act
Courts 2023-11-29 5:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A retiring Federal Court judge who served on the bench for almost two decades has railed against court fees “that no ordinary person can afford” […]

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High Court asked to take up judicial immunity appeal
Appeals 2023-11-22 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Queensland has urged the High Court to step in after a Federal Circuit and Family Court judge was held personally liable for […]

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