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Lawyers to be beacons of mercy and justice

Auxiliary Bishop Danny Meagher has urged members of the legal profession to never lose sight of justice and mercy in their work, at an...

Mark Shea: The true beauty of justice

I am willing to bet any amount of money that nobody going before the bar, nor anybody running for judge here in the US or appointed to the bench in Australia is ever going to give their legal competence bona fides by ...
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Honour for jurist who sees the person

Oxford-based legal philosopher honoured for influential service Among Australia’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list this June, in his 79th year, John Mitchell Finnis, the eminent Australian...
A priest hears Pope Francis’ confession on 29 March. Photo: CNS/Andrew Medichini, pool via Reuters

Archdiocese cool on new confession law

Recent changes to child protection laws in the ACT have been welcomed by the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn but the Church has cautioned...

Peter Westmore: Cardinal sentence examined

The sentencing of Cardinal Pell to a term of imprisonment of six years following his conviction on five counts of sexual abuse of minors...

Pill Testing: Arguments For and Against

Tens of thousands of young people attend music festivals every year amid a national debate about whether Australia should introduce pill testing at public...

Monica Doumit: The year we must fight

We always expected that the push to legalise euthanasia would be back on the cards in the next New South Wales parliamentary term, but...

Monica Doumit: Birth certificate Bill is the fruit of marriage redefinition

A new bill, if passed, would go a long way towards making Tasmania a gender-neutral state.

Monica Doumit: Pinned by logic of life

It is possible that later this week, another attempt will be made to pass the Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2017 in the NSW...

Students enjoy a Roman holiday in Sydney

Law students from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome were the recent guests of Australian Catholic University in Sydney.
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The woman who confounds both left and right

By Lois M Collins Elizabeth Bruenig makes no apologies. Not for her progressive politics, not for her Catholic faith and certainly not for having children...

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