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Legal Tweaks

Every year, the Society asks members of the legal profession one simple question: if you could change any regulation in Australia, what would you change, and why? The product of that discussion is Legal Tweaks, the annual publication of the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers.

Legal Tweaks is proudly sponsored by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, who carry on the inspiring legacy of Maurice McRae Blackburn, a champion lawyer and federal Labor MP. 

2020 Edition

Legal Tweaks asks a simple question: what legislation would you change, and why?

The annual publication of the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers asks practitioners, academics and students to contribute their ideas on how the law can be 'tweaked' for the benefit of the community. Former contributors have included Deans of some of Australia's largest law schools, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, and state and federal members of parliament. The publication has previously addressed reform in the area of criminal justice, anti-discrimination, labour law, and many other areas.

If you would like to be profiled in this year's edition of Legal Tweaks please send us a response to the following questions:

  1. If you could change any provision of an Act or Regulation, what would it be? [30 words or less]
  2. Why does this provision need to be changed? [175 words or less]

Please send your answers along with a high quality profile photo, your name, title, and area of practice. All contributions should be sent to by 31 October 2020.

The publication is a print edition - but we're also very pleased to announce that this year the volume will also be published online.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Previous Editions

You can view previous editions of Legal Tweaks here: