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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.

Bringing together progressive lawyers, barristers, law students, and legal academics.

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.

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Recent Features in ALRC and NSWLRC Reports

August 10, 2022

The Australian Law Reform Commission and NSW Law Reform Commission recently released two reports which the Society provided contributions to: NSWLRC Open Justice - Court and tribunal information: access, disclosure and publication (Report 149) - access here; ALRC Final Report - Without Fear or...

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COVID-19 and the Australian Labour Market - Speech by the Hon Adam Searle MLC

September 18, 2021

On 30 August 2021 the Hon Adam Searle MLC delivered a speech to the Auburn State Electorate Council which explored the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market and canvassed possible options for industrial relations reform in the wake of the pandemic.  The...

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Submissions to the Inquiries into Judicial Impartiality and Open Justice

August 19, 2021

Over the last month the Society has contributed to two inquiries - the Australian Law Reform Commission's inquiry into judicial impartiality and the NSW Law Reform Commission's inquiry into open justice in New South Wales. The Society's submission to the judicial impartiality inquiry argued...

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