Legal Tweaks Explained
Every year the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers asks a simple but important question: If you could change one particular section or regulation, what would it be, and why?
The answers to these questions are compiled into a publication known as "Legal Tweaks." You can view the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions below.
Legal Tweaks 2015 was launched Monday 2 November by Edward Santow, CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
This year's edition contains a foreword by Federal Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and NSW Shadow Attorney-General Paul Lynch.
Edward Santow & Sophie Farthing, Edwina Lloyd, Kirk McKenzie, Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, Noni Nelson, Sandra Kaltoum, Chris Frommer, Adam Zwi, Kunal Sharma, Senthorun Raj, Stephen Blanks, Sarah Schwartz, Stephen Lawrence, Tanya Mitchell, Professor Joellen Riley, Peter McNamara, Ali Mojtahedi, Kelly Xiao, Michael Finnane QC, Hannah Ryan, Henry Cornwell, Mikah Pajaczkowska-Russell, Professor Ben Saul, Hannah Quadrio, Harry Edwards, Lewis Hamilton, Professor George Williams AO
Legal Tweaks 2014 was launched Monday 27 October by Nicholas Cowdery AM QC - read his launch speech here
The forwards in the 2014 edition are by the Hon Paul Lynch MP and Mark Dreyfus QC MP.
Tony Bowen, Lewis Hamilton, Senthorun Raj, Ben Saul, Philip Boncardo, Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, Greg Jones, Miiko Kumar, Stephen Odgers SC, Hannah Quadrio, Joellen Riley, Ingmar Taylor SC, Joe Effrem, Daryl Melham, Patrick Garcia, Peter Pereira, Stephen Blanks, Thomas Liu, Kunal Sharma, Katie Wrigley, Darren Jenkins, Sen. Joseph Ludwig, Hannah Ryan, Cameron Murphy, James Mack, Tim Quadrio, Eliot Olivier, John Wheelan, George Williams AO, Elisabeth Peden, Kim Richardson, Jane Needham SC.Read more
Forward by Mark Dreyfus QC
We on the progressive side of politics do not accept the conservative view that catastrophe is the only legitimate impetus to social change. Rather, we hold that society is improved through a constant process of reform.
The reform of the law is an important part of this wider process of societal improvement, and I welcome the contribution of the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers to promoting law reform through this year’s edition of Legal Tweaks.Read more
Forward by The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP
The legal practitioners profiled in this booklet are not all members of the Labor Party, or of the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers. But they share the Society’s desire to see sound, progressive law reform. This publication is a way for us to share their insights on how the law can be changed – ‘tweaked’’ – simply and effectively, for the benefit of the wider community.Read more