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Changes to electronic witnessing of documents

13 May 2020

Changes to electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance on legislative changes in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (ACT).

Electronic witnessing of documents and other amendments

13 May 2020

Electronic witnessing of documents and other amendments

Guidance to members on legislative changes in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (ACT).

Missed opportunity to address elder abuse

7 May 2020

Missed opportunity to address elder abuse

The ACT legal profession today expressed dismay at the ACT Government’s introduction of flawed legislation to address elder abuse.

Law Society objects to retrospective legislation

1 Aug 2019

Law Society objects to retrospective legislation

The ACT Law Society expressed strong opposition to recent changes to specific offences in the Crimes Act and the Firearms Act which the ACT Government intends to apply retrospectively.

ACT Greens and Barr Government abandon injured Canberrans

14 May 2019

ACT Greens and Barr Government abandon injured Canberrans

Innocent road accident victims have been abandoned by their representatives, and ACT CTP insurers will be handed unprecedented profits.

Concerns about omnibus bill stripping FOI rights

13 May 2019

Concerns about omnibus bill stripping FOI rights

The Law Society urged the Government to withdraw part of an omnibus bill that will remove the right of a person to obtain information about themselves.

Legal profession strongly opposes proposed changes to CTP scheme

4 Apr 2019

Legal profession strongly opposes proposed changes to CTP scheme

The Society and the Bar today sent a letter to ACT MLAs outlining the serious problems with the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2019.

Canberra legal community condemns Barr Government’s unfair CTP scheme

19 Mar 2019

Canberra legal community condemns Barr Government’s unfair CTP scheme

The legal community expressed their dismay and frustration that the ACT Government is continuing to push through its flawed CTP scheme.

Proposed CTP scheme remains flawed

18 Mar 2019

Proposed CTP scheme remains flawed

Negotiations conducted by the Barr Government have failed to address significant flaws in the proposed CTP scheme.

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