Former Federal Court judge proposes key reforms to section 18C

Amid the renewed debate on repealing or amending section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), former Federal Court judge and acting NSW Supreme Court Justice Ronald Sackville AO has proposed key amendments to the legislation. In an upcoming article in Thomson Reuters’ Australian Law Journal, entitled “Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech and Part 2A of ...more

The Victorian Reports on Westlaw AU

The Victorian Reports on Westlaw AU

Legal practitioners across Australia will benefit with the upcoming release of the Victorian Reports on the Thomson Reuters legal research platform. SYDNEY 30 June 2016 Thomson Reuters has struck an agreement to publish the authorised Victorian Reports on its online legal platform, Westlaw AU, for the first time. The agreement between Thomson Reuters, the Council ...more

Banking (Part 2): On the Business of Banking – Updated Commentary in TLA

Banking (Part 2): On the Business of Banking – Updated Commentary in TLA

For Part 1 of this series, click here. The 1930s “Great Depression” had seen a monumental waste of human and material resources, and sharpened social and political divisions in Australia. Banks had contributed to the economic collapse through unsound lending practices, while the Commonwealth Bank-sponsored government austerity program, the Premiers’ Plan, exacerbated its effects by ...more

Technical Issues and Other Communications - How do I subscribe?

Technical Issues and Other Communications – How do I subscribe?

The Thomson Reuters Insider is just one of a number of ways we alert our customers to important information about their Thomson Reuters services. We encourage you to seek out the latest information from this site. We also provide a number of versatile multi format communication options to support the various ways our users like ...more

Legal Research Webinars - New Dates Available Now

Legal Research Webinars – New Dates Available Now

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Optimise the Online Insider - Alerting

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Mr James Merralls AM QC

Statement from the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Australia & New Zealand, Jackie Rhodes I was saddened to learn of the death of James Merralls AM QC, Editor of the Commonwealth Law Reports and a senior member of the Victorian Bar. On behalf of Thomson Reuters, publisher of the Commonwealth Law Reports, I offer my ...more

New biodiversity legislation in Planning & Development Service NSW

Brand new biodiversity legislation commentary has been added to the Planning & Development Service NSW by author Stefani White. The biodiversity legislation review and draft Bill has been significantly highlighted and is the focus of the August 2016 update of this looseleaf, Westlaw and ProView subscription service. The Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel presented its final report to the New South Wales Government ...more

Why UK lawyers should look to Australian precedent

Why UK lawyers should look to Australian precedent

In Australia’s humble beginnings as an Imperial colony, judicial authority was vested overseas. Even after Federation, the fledgling nation’s decisions were subject to appeals to the Privy Council, sitting across two oceans on the near antipodes of Australia’s shores. That all changed with the passing of the Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 (Cth) and Privy ...more

Alert24 Delivery Issue (Resolved)

We have experienced a technical issue this morning that has resulted in today’s Alert24 emails being generated and delivered without content. We are working to resolve the issue and will re-send alerts as soon as possible with all content. We will update this post with the status of this issue. We apologise for the inconvenience. Update ...more

Spotlight on Greg Stilianou, new author of Land Titles Office Practice NSW

Spotlight on Greg Stilianou, new author of Land Titles Office Practice NSW

  Greg Stilianou has come on board as the new contributing author for Land Titles Office Practice NSW, a leading reference text to the practice of the New South Wales Registrar-General in administering property legislation. A Senior Solicitor at Land and Property Information (LPI) at the Government of NSW for over nine years, Greg has a range ...more