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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 andĀ builds on thatĀ tradition of progressive scholarship and advocacy in NSW.

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Submission to the ALP's 2020 National Platform Review

December 03, 2020

On 30 November 2020 the Society lodge a submission to the Australian Labor Party's review of the National Platform calling for, amongst other things, a national framework for discrimination laws, civil liberty protections for journalists and those accused of wrongdoing by national intelligence agencies,...

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Transcript of the Annual Frank Walker Lecture

November 02, 2020

The Annual Frank Walker Lecture was held on 28 October 2020 to celebrate the life and legacy of former NSW Attorney-General Hon Frank Walker QC. This year's guest was former High Court Justice Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, who delivered a speech on prisoner...

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Frank Walker Lecture 2020

October 15, 2020

The Society is pleased to announce that the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG will deliver the Annual Frank Walker Lecture this year on the topic "Redressing Miscarriages of Justice: Safety Nets, Second Appeals and an Unsafe Convictions Commission". Join the NSW Society of Labor...

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