7th September - Law News

2447th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: When Fraser Anning made his controversial maiden speech he blamed the demise of Australia's European-based immigration program on "the rise of [former prime minister Gough] Whitlam in the Labor party". But Liberal MP Tim Wilson rebuffed that version of history, tweeting "Fact: Liberal Prime Minister Harold Holt abolished the White Australia Policy over 50 years ago. It is one of our proudest achievements." So who's right?

Focus of the Day Article:
The issue of how vulnerable witnesses are examined in court is by no means a new issue, but it is one that has regularly been hit by the spotlight in recent years. This is due to a variety of factors but perhaps one of the biggest is the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012). As a result of legal aid being cut from the majority of private family law cases, we have had the highest number of litigants in person to date. The latest Family Court quarterly statistics published in 29 March 2018 have shown that in 37% of cases neither party had representation.
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