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Media Coverage

Below is a snapshot of the Law Society’s most recent media coverage:

January 2015

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 31/01/15 NSW prison numbers on the rise Prime 7 News
 30/01/15 BOCSAR crime statistics – juvenile incarceration Radio 2UE
 21/01/15 Law Society ethics hotline feat. President Eades Australasian Lawyer
 21/01/15 Law Society welcomes new Legal services Commissioner MediaNet
 13/01/15 Legal stoush Daily Liberal
 01/01/15 Police castigated for using trick evidence tapes The Australian

December 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 15/12/14 Costs for injured workers being shifted SMH
 19/12/14 Sydney siege: personal attacks on judges inappropriate SMH
 10/12/14 The perils of leaving it all to your pets Wentworth Courier
 10/12/14 Lawyers recognised Ballina Shire Advocate
 08/12/14 Lawyers’ Pi: is one slice enough? Insurance News
 03/12/14 Problem solvers land major comp award Advocate (Coffs Harbour)
 02/12/14 Bail laws back to the bad old days Bega District News
 01/12/14 New contract for sale and purchase of land Mondaq - Australia

November 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 28/11/14 Being female doesn’t pay AFR
 21/11/14 Discussion of employment as a lawyer feat. Ros Everett Radio 2UE
 21/11/14 Glut of lawyers as unis cash in The Australian - Legal Affairs
 20/11/14 Violent acts attract strict punishment Northern Star (Lismore)
 20/11/14 Punch once and you could be in court twice Queensland Times
 12/11/14 Sydney lawyer assault charges dropped Prime 7 News
 11/11/14 Dubbo mayor meets with Orana Law Society Daily Liberal
 03/11/14 Work begins on Wagga’s new courthouse Daily Liberal
 03/11/14 Macarthur law Society names new President Wollondilly Advertiser
 03/11/14 Legal watchdog weighs in on Cunneen Inquiry Lawyers Weekly

October 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

30/10/14Pro bono work recognised in 14 Justice AwardsMedianet
29/10/14Law Society calls for fair reformArmidale Express
27/10/14Law Society seeks commitment from politiciansMedianet
25/10/14Dubbo sentencing row heats upDaily Liberal
24/10/14Top judge flags terror laws go too farSMH
24/10/14Top judge flags terror laws go too farThe Age
10/10/14Student glut fuels job crisisThe Australian
08/10/14Child welfareABC New England
01/10/14Lawyer objects to soft on crimeCentral West Daily
01/10/14Dubbo solicitors call for data on sentencingABC Online

September 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

26/09/14Financial sector must be held accountableAFR
25/09/14Warning on new bail lawsParramatta Sun
22/09/14Changes to bailABC Illawarra
19/09/14Changes to bailRadio 2SM
16/09/14Lawyers hold courtCentral West Daily
13/09/14Cameras in courtsCentral West Daily
11/09/14Changes to bailRadio 2GB
08/09/14Neighborhood disputesRadio 2GB
07/09/14Courts filled by world war treeSunday Telegraph
05/09/14National ProfessionThe Australian

August 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

13/08/14Bail reforms “Premature, reactionary…”Narooma News
12/08/14Government will monitor websites – Thought LeadershipSMH
08/08/14Changes to bail lawsABC Statewide Drive
06/08/14Proposed bail changes threaten rightsIllawarra Mercury
06/08/14Alarm over changes to bail lawsSMH
06/08/14Baird government's bail laws change a return to bad old days: legal expertsSMH
06/08/14State bail changes anger lawyersThe Australian
05/08/14Changes to bail lawsABC News 24
05/08/14Changes to bailRadio 2GB
01/08/14Dubbo solicitor appointed Chief JudgeDaily Liberal

July 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

17/06/14Smith bows out of the runningSMH
06/07/14Booze linked injuries fall sharplySun Herald (Sydney)
05/07/14Law Society sees little wrong with bail lawsBorder Mail
04/07/14Driving under the affluenceThe Daily Telegraph

June 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

30/06/14Fee cap will worsen pain for motoristsSMH
28/06/14Move to review new bail laws too hastySMH
22/06/14Green slip changes prevent legal representationSMH
20/06/14Insurance slips to bypass lawyersDaily Telegraph
15/06/14Fighting for the downtroddenSMH
14/06/14Harrowing words tell of “cruel, degrading’ conditionsThe Guardian
13/06/14Grenfell solicitor awarded OAMGrenfell Record
13/06/14Courts face more belt tighteningAFR
11/06/14Lawyer has a passion to improve damaged livesSMH
08/06/14Call for register for baby shakersSMH
05/06/14Public access though private landABC New South Wales

May 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

28/05/14Justice feels the pinchThe Border Mail
17/05/14Law WeekABC New England
16/05/14Women lawyers on cusp of majorityThe Australian - Legal affairs
15/05/14Get the lowdown on lawNorther Daily Leader
14/05/14People have right to be forgotten on GoogleAdvocate Wyong
13/05/14National Law Week offers free legal infoSMH
09/05/14Law Week 2014 in Western SydneyMedianet
09/05/14Law Society to kick off national reformsAFR
09/05/14Hartcher issue raises question about trust accountsAFR
08/05/14Watchdog assures us we can trust our spiesCanberra Times
08/05/14Law Week events in Blue MountainsRadio 2 LT
07/05/14It’s wrong to assume we’re all being spied onSMH

April 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

19/04/14Corruption watchdog under threatSMH
11/04/14Justice moving to Western SydneyDaily Telegraph
10/04/14Cameras in courtsABC Statewide Drive
10/04/14Paul Bevan – cameras in courtsABC Newcastle
10/04/14Anna Moulder – cameras in courtsABC New England
03/04/14Keep District CourtMaitland Mercury
02/04/14Anger over court sessions moveNewcastle Herald

March 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

20/03/14Upper House vote jeopordises new NSW sentencingSMH
20/03/14Vote imperials sentencing lawsSMH
15/03/14Plan to use GPS devices to track violent offendersSMH
14/03/14Commenting on use of victim impact statements onABC News Radio
13/03/14Families to guide killers’ sentencingSMH
10/03/14Why mandatory sentencing for one punch won’t workThe New Daily
10/03/14Law Society says mandatory sentencing won’t workABC Online
10/03/14One punch laws onWin News Wagga Wagga
06/03/14Legal rights campaignDubbo Daily Liberal
06/03/14One punch lawsABC Illawarra
06/03/14NSW legal rights campaignDaily Liberal
03/03/14Everett makes her case on workers’ compCentral West Daily

February 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

28/02/14More flaws in O'Farrell LawsThe Australian
25/02/14'Westie’ set to lay down the lawPenrith Press
22/02/14Upholder of justiceDaily Telegraph
07/02/14Evenings with Domic Night – workers’ compABC 702 Sydney
07/02/14Nightlife with Tony DelroyABC 702 Sydney
07/02/14730 Report - workers’ compensationABC TV Sydney
06/02/14Law Society PresidentPenrith Star

January 2014

Date

Headline/topic

Source

31/01/14Hasty law for means streets of SydneyAFR
30/01/14New laws to increase prison populationSMH
25/01/14Police oversight a “whitewash” says Green MPsSMH
23/01/14One punch laws - Linda MottramABC 702 Sydney
23/01/14Dangerous case of the drunken teenagerSMH
23/01/14Legal eagles punch holes in mandatory sentencing 
23/01/14Premiers rules dangerousSMH
22/01/14Lawyers condemn knee jerk reactionSMH
21/01/14Tougher sentencing won’t workDaily Telegraph
14/01/14Breakfast with Jennifer Fleming – one punch lawsABC 702 Sydney
01/01/14Workers compensationWin News Orange

December 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

31/12/13NSW Workers compensation to changeDaily Advertiser
31/12/13Workers, children affected by lawsNewcastle Herald
30/12/13Changes to NSW workers compSky News
30/12/13New workers comp changes 2014Prime 7 News
29/12/13Thousands lost in workers comp changesSMH
29/12/13Injured workers face big bill in compo changesSun Herald
28/12/13Compo law changes cruelDaily Telegraph
28/12/13Thousands lost in workers comp changesBlacktown Sun
28/12/13Thousands lost in workers comp changesLiverpool Champion
28/12/13Thousands lose benefits in workers comp changesParramatta Sun

November 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 29/11/13Turmoil clears path for national schemeThe Australian – legal Affairs
 27/11/13Ray Hadley - sentencingRadio 2GB
23/11/13Women several steps behindSMH
22/11/13Foetal rights bill passes first testSMH
18/11/13Call for guidance on fatal assaultsIllawarra Mercury
16/11/13Doctors surgery not the place to withhold helpSMH
15/11/13Changes to mining act called into questionCentral West Daily
11/11/13Drive with Richard Glover – one punch lawsABC 702 Sydney
11/11/13News – one punch lawsRadio 2UE
01/11/13Lawyer wins President’s MedalSt George & Sutherland Shire Leader

October 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

31/10/13No need for foetal rights bill says Law SocietySMH
30/10/13King reigns at awards 
24/10/13Parks, beaches face threat from new billParramatta Advertiser
24/10/13Parks, beaches face threat from new billSMH
21/10/13Young lawyers in city firms…Lawyers Weekly
15/10/13Mornings with Ray Hadley – rights to silenceRadio 2GB
15/10/13Silence of the shamDaily Telegraph
 09/10/13Court closure worriesCamden Advertiser
08/10/13Mornings with Linda Mottram – planning lawsABC 702 Sydney
02/10/13Chris Smith in the Afternoon – sentencingRadio 2GB

September 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

29/09/13Effort to save courtHawkesbury Gazette
26/09/13Ben Fordham - Sentencing young offendersRadio 2GB
18/09/13Wills weekSouth Coast Register
17/09/13Gun laws breach privacyIllawarra Mercury
17/09/13Wearing niqab in courtABC 702 Sydney
03/09/13Super role for Law Society President ElectLawyers Weekly

August 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

23/08/13Law Society applauds flawed green slip backflipIllawarra Mercury
22/08/13Seminar offers good advice on willsNyngan Observer
19/08/13Green slip review abandonedABC news online
15/08/13Will Awareness DayABC Riverina
13/08/13Fears over new planning lawsSydney Morning Herald
12/08/13Will Awareness Day 2013Cootamundra Herald
12/08/13Libs open to deal on green slipsThe Daily Telegraph
05/08/13Seminars to help with willsNewcastle Herald

July 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

26/07/13CTP insurance issue2GB Ray Hadley
24/07/13CTP Round TableABC 702
24/07/13CTP Round TableThe World Today – ABC National
16/07/13Court fate hangs in balanceSoutherland Leader
13/07/13Scorn from lawyers on reforms to planningSydney Morning Herald
06/07/13Women get top law jobsHerald Sun
06/07/13Women on legal ladderThe Daily Telegraph
05/07/13Advancement of women report launchThe Australian
05/07/13Advancement of women report launchHerald Sun
04/07/13Camden Court may closeCamden advertiser

June 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

28/06/13Mark steps down as profession’s watchdogLawyers Weekly
20/06/13Green slip rethinkIllawarra Mercury
19/06/13CTP overhaul stalls in NSW ParliamentNews.com.au
19/06/13Government shelves green slip insurance reformSydney Morning Herald
19/06/13Police numbers to rise but courts face the chopping blockSydney Morning Herald
17/06/13Greg Pearce rejects jobs for mates claimThe Australian
08/06/13No winners in green slip planMaitland Mercury
06/06/13Government trying to slip through new lawsNorthern Rivers Echo
04/06/13Government trying to slip new laws throughDeniliquin Pastoral Times

April - May 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 9/5/13New no-fault system touted as speeding up benefit accessSydney Morning Herald
 9/5/13Drivers will end up paying more for their green slipNorthern Daily Leader
 9/5/13No-fault law ready to goIllawarra Mercury
 8/5/13NSW drivers are being promised cheaper green slips with up to 15% discountChannel 10 News
 8/5/13The State Government says green slips will fall by the end of the year after changes to CTP insurance laws.Channel 7 News
 8/5/13The shake up of car insurance will see the price of green slips cut by 15%.Channel 9 News
 8/5/13NSW lawyers warn of crash victim welfareThe Australian
 8/5/13The CTP scheme is set to be overhauled in an effort to slash the price of green slips.ABC1 TV News
 8/5/13Cheaper green slip premiums promised under overhaul of CTP scheme crash victim will be worse off.Radio 2GB News
 8/5/13Price drop on green slipsMaitland Mercury
 19/413Insurance reforms upset victims7:30 Report, ABCTV

March 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

28/3Law Society comments on CTP changesABC Central Coast
22/3Law Society comments on CTP changesABC Newcastle
21/3Proposed reforms to vehicle insurance schemeManning-Great Lakes Extra
21/3Reduced benefits for Riverina motoristsNarrandera Argus
20/3Fear over green slip changesABC online
20/3On CTP changes - feat. John DobsonRadio 2EC FM
20/3On CTP changes - feat. Andrew FlemingABC South East
14/3Push for unpopular laws that reduce safeguardsSydney Morning Herald
13/3NSW accused warned not to withhold defenceSydney Morning Herald
13/3NSW accused waned not to withhold defenceHerald Sun
8/3NSW law reform - feat. John DobsonABC Radio PM

February 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

26/2On CTP changes feat. John DobsonRadio 2GB
25/2Lawyers fault accident planIllawarra Mercury
24/2NSW to reduce premiums at expense of wealthy driversSydney Morning Herald
22/2LawAsia to move southNew Lawyer
16/5Law Society criticises green slip changesIllawarra Mercury
7/2On changes to the Evidence Act - feat. John DobsonRadio 2SER FM
4/2Ministers reasons for green slip rise faultedParramatta Sun
4/2Insurance rise ranklesNewcastle Herald
4/2Minister reason for green slip rise faultedSydney Morning Herald
4/2Law Society comments on CTP changesABC702 Adam Spencer
4/2Law Society comments on CTP changes2GB Alan Jones

January 2013

Date

Headline/topic

Source

31/3CTP increase hits familiesSouthern Highland News
25/1CTP blowout needs closer scrutinyGoulburn Post
23/1Insurers win as prices riseWestern Advocate
22/1Anti bikie legislationABC Radio National
22/1CTP up $50 as insurers cry poorBorder Mail
21/1Law Society comments on CTP changes2GB Chris Smith
21/1Law Society comments on CTP changesRadio 2SM
14/1Law looks at ‘new media’ in courtsNewcastle Herald
14/1Laws may stop media blogging from courtSydney Morning Herald

December 2012

Date

Headline/topic

Source

27/12Geoff Roberson talking about Mahla Pearlman Radio 2SER (Sydney)
22/12Heard the one about the lawyer who turned to comedy?Sydney Morning Herald
14/12Big firms not ready for changesAustralian Financial Review
13/12Familiar tactic dismissed as abuse of processSMH
12/12Society welcomes simplified bail lawsNew Lawyer
11/12Students’ courtroom victoryBega District News
08/12Law Society’s real estate guidesNorthern Daily Leader
07/12Keddies pair not ‘fit and proper’AFR
06/12Chamberlain brief honouredLawyers Weekly
04/12Law Society launches property guidesLJ Hooker online

November 2012

Date

Headline/topic

Source

30/11/12Students take final stand: Bega mock trial teamBega District News
30/11/12App-solutely no problem finding a NSW lawyerLawyers Weekly
30/11/12Glut of lawyers reduces jobs lotThe Australian
29/11/12Bail overhaul revealedSMH
28/11/12NSW Law Society urges firms to get flexibleLawyers Weekly
24/11/12Counsel at the crossroadsSMH
21/11/12Free law guidesCampbelltown Advertiser
16/11/12A free guide to buying and sellingLiverpool Leader
12/11/12Property Law feat. Councillor Richard HarveyRadio 2GB (Sydney)
04/11/12Legal Matters feat. Presidents Medal Winner Stuart TippleRadio 2UE (Sydney)
01/11/12Free legal guides on buying and selling residential property releasedSmart Property

October 2012

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 26/10/12Chamberlain defence lawyer honoured Lawyers Weekly 
26/10/12Stuart Tipple wins 2012 President’s Medal ABC Newcastle
19/10/12Westgarth to chair CTTTThe Australian
18/10/12Laura McGookin new President of Macarthur LSMacarthur Advertiser
17/10/12Westgarth to chair disputes tribunalLawyers Weekly
14/10/12Discussion of statutory declarationsRadio 2UE
12/10/12Greg Smith admits mistake over Public Purpose FundThe Australian
12/10/12Regrettable decision to ditch national reform planThe Australian
12/10/12Shocked mock trial team makes it into the final eightBega District News
10/10/12Australian appointed resident magistrate in FijiABC Radio National
05/10/12Push for regulator splits Law CouncilThe Australian
05/10/12Federal start-up funds in realm of uncertaintyThe Australian
05/10/12Reform regime in disarray as Qld exitsAFR

September 2012

Date

Headline/topic

Source

 26/09/12Proposal open to abuse: Law Society Daily Liberal
 26/09/12Free compo service no bandaidDaily Telegraph 
 26/09/12Free compo service no bandaid: NSW PremierAAP Newswire 
25/09/12Law change for violent criminals condemnedSMH
24/09/12New violent prisoner proposal flawed, say lawyersSMH
24/09/12Law body critical of move to extend sentencesABC Radio National (Canberra)
24/09/12Law Society President visits Dubbo Men's ShedABC Central West NSW
23/09/12<Legal Matters - Pauline Wright on criminal appealsRadio 2UE (Sydney)
22/09/12President visits shedDaily Liberal
21/09/12Law Society president visits Dubbo Men's ShedRadio 2DU Dubbo
21/09/12Smith calls for review of shrinking fundThe Australian
03/09/12Ask the ExpertRadio 2GB (Sydney)
01/09/12Finding a reason for taking a lifeSMH

August 2012

Date

Headline/topic

Source

27/08/12Dead woman's sister pleads for change to provocation lawSMH
23/08/12Landmark Vic Supreme Court decisionChannel 7 (Sydney)
20/08/12New compo costs unworkableSMH
20/08/12Ask th ExpertRadio 2GB (Sydney)
19/08/12Law Society concerns about changes to the right to silence2UE (Sydney)
17/08/12The Right to Silence is bad lawThe Australian
17/08/12Silent majority will have no fear of speaking upThe Daily Telegraph
17/08/12The trouble with law is all the lawsAFR
17/08/12Government has not consulted on the proposed 'right to silence' amendmentMornings with Linda Mottram
16/08/12Right to live trumps right to silenceHerald Sun
15/08/12Right to silence remains at risk over O’Farrell’s
legal crackdown
SMH
15/08/12NSW Greens; law group vocal on silence lawsAAP Newswire
15/08/12Right to remain silent at risk under Barry O’FarrellABC 702 Breakfast

 

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