The New South Wales Society of Labor Lawyers aims to promote changes in the substantive and procedural law, the administration of justice, the legal profession, legal services, legal aid and legal education to help bring about a more just and equitable society. The Society provides a meeting ground for people involved in the law who believe in Labor principles of fairness, social justice, equal opportunity, compassion and community.
The Society was originally established in 1977. In its earlier years, it played an important role in developing progressive legal policy and was closely aligned with the Australian Society of Labor Lawyers. After a period of respite, the Society was revived in 2011 and builds on that tradition of progressive scholarship and advocacy in NSW.
April 13, 2021
Members will recall that in August 2020 the Society lodged submissions with the Joint Select Committee on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020. That Committee delivered its final report on 31 March 2021.Read More
April 13, 2021
The Committee recently lodged a submission with the Senate Select Committee on Job Security, which is conducting an inquiry into the prevalence of insecure work in Australia. Broadly, the Society argued that gig economy workers, in particular share and food delivery drivers, should be...Read More
March 20, 2021
I would overturn the rule in Bonnard v Perryman  2 Ch 269 and allow judges to grant interim injunctions against defamatory publications.Read More