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Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility

22 Jan 2021

Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility

The ACT Law Society has again called attention to the need for swift action on raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.

ACT profession welcomes new Special Magistrate

5 Jan 2021

ACT profession welcomes new Special Magistrate

The Law Society today offered a warm welcome to the ACT’s newly-appointed Special Magistrate, Jane Campbell.

Law Society welcomes launch of Capacity Toolkit helping lawyers support clients with disability

1 Dec 2020

Law Society welcomes launch of Capacity Toolkit helping lawyers support clients with disability

Today the ACT Law Society welcomed the launch of the ACT's Capacity Toolkit and Guidelines.

Election of Law Society Council for 2020-21

24 Sep 2020

Election of Law Society Council for 2020-21

The new Council of the Law Society of the ACT was announced at the Society’s AGM on Thursday 24 September 2020.

Elizabeth Carroll elected Law Society President

24 Sep 2020

Elizabeth Carroll elected Law Society President

Elizabeth Carroll has been elected President of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory for 2020-21.

Criminal offence a heavy handed approach to conversion therapy

26 Aug 2020

Criminal offence a heavy handed approach to conversion therapy

The Law Society is opposed to the reprehensible practice of 'conversion therapy', and strongly supports the policy intent behind the Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill 2020, however we do not agree with the creation of a new criminal offence in this case.

Law Society welcomes first steps towards stopping children being imprisoned

20 Aug 2020

Law Society welcomes first steps towards stopping children being imprisoned

The ACT Law Society today welcomed the Legislative Assembly's first tentative steps towards raising the age of criminal resposibility from 10 to 14 years, to keep children out of prison.

Law Society welcomes report on child and youth protection services

31 Jul 2020

Law Society welcomes report on child and youth protection services

The ACT Law Society has welcomed yesterday's report from the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services on its inquiry into child and youth protection services.

Law Society signs open letter calling on ACT Government to stop imprisoning children

23 Jul 2020

Law Society signs open letter calling on ACT Government to stop imprisoning children

The ACT Law Society has joined with a collective of service delivery, human rights, legal, and representative organisations to call on the ACT Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility in the territory.

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