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Bad language in the workplace – it’s the curse of employees Australia-wide.
But can swearing at work get you sacked?
TGB’s senior employment lawyer Andrew Clare spoke to Channel 7’s Today Tonight about what is and isn’t acceptable language in today’s workplace.
Watch the full story here.
A national facial recognition scheme could be misused for social surveillance and cracking down on traffic infringements unless tightly controlled, warns Law Council of Australia President and TGB managing partner Morry Bailes.
He discussed the issue and what is at stake with the ABC’s Sonya Feldhoff.
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A national facial recognition scheme could be misused for social surveillance and cracking down on traffic infringements unless tightly controlled, warns TGB managing partner Morry Bailes, in his role as Law Council of Australia President.
Read the full story via ABC News here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are among the most imprisoned people in the world as a percentage of the population.
It is a source of national shame and the time to take action is now, writes TGB managing partner Morry Bailes in his latest column for InDaily.
Read the full column here.
When TGB partner Mal Byrne shared the tragic story of his client, Aref, an Iranian asylum seeker and former detainee, in a column for InDaily.com.au the public response was overwhelming.
Mal joined ABC Radio Evenings host Peter Goers in the studio to discuss the heartbreaking plight of Aref and all detainees.
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Australia’s Family Court system is in crisis but a new review offers some hope that we can at least take a step towards a better approach, argues TGB partner and accredited family law specialist Jane Miller in a special guest column for InDaily.
Read the full column here.
Australia’s most disadvantaged people cannot get access to justice, and urgent reform is needed.
This week TGB managing partner Morry Bailes, in his role as Law Council of Australia President, delivered the “Justice State of the Nation” address to the National Press Club in Canberra.
Focussing on the LCA’s...
The privatisation of the Motor Accident Commission's insurance business was meant to deliver cheaper registrations. However, it's now clear, argues TGB partner Barney Gask, that those savings have all but disappeared while injured South Australians are being ripped off and left vulnerable in the event of an accident.
Forget humidity, crocodiles and the nation’s best newspaper front pages. For TGB partner Victoria Bell there’s one thing about Darwin that has really made an impact on her.
“Community spirit,” Victoria says. “Darwin people are very community-minded – they have each other’s backs and that’s inspiring.
At a small, heartbreaking funeral in suburban Tusmore, TGB partner Mal Byrne says he grasped the full impact of the plight of detainees under Australia's immigration system.