Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules – Law Council of Australia

The Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR) were collaboratively developed by all of the state and territory law societies and other constituent professional bodies of the Law Council, as the agreed set of professional conduct rules for all solicitors in Australia. The ASCR are a statement of solicitors’ professional and ethical obligations as derived from legislation, […]

Australian Law – Legalise Vaping Australia

Australia has a strict regulatory environment for vaping with a complex mix of both Federal and State laws. The Federal Government regulates the use of nicotine under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. While the States and Territories manage the laws governing the sale, age limits on purchase, display and promotion of vaping products and the […]

Guns in Australia — Firearms, gun law and gun control

Guiding gun control legislation in Australia includes the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) of 1996149 and 2017,150 the National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement (NFTPA) 2002,151 the National Handgun Agreement (NHA) 2002,152 and the Firearms Acts and Regulations of each State and Territory153 In Australia, only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm […]


Lawyers include solicitors, barristers, Magistrates and Judges in Australia. How much do lawyers earn or how much do lawyers make in Australia? Below is a table outlining the average income of solicitors, Magistrates and Judges based on gender. Average income for 2017/18 financial year- Judges, Magistrates and solicitors Occupation Female Male Judge $380,009 $410,778 Magistrate […]

What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

Criminal lawyers represent people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, movies and TV shows have portrayed criminal lawyers in a bad light, prompting members of the public asking the question criminal lawyers get asked too often, “but how can you defend a criminal?”, or “how can you defend a guilty person?”. Too often we hear […]

What is a Withhold of Adjudication?

Adjudication is designed to replace expensive and time-consuming methods such as courts or arbitration. We do not charge an adjudication application fee or an administration fee. The adjudicator charges a fee after the dispute is determined. Payment and adjudication in the Australian construction industry is governed by individual State and Territory legislation. Such legislation in […]

What’s the Difference Between an Infraction, Misdemeanor, and Felony?

A misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony. Felonies are the most serious crimes you can commit and have long jail or prison sentences, fines, or permanent loss of freedoms. Misdemeanors usually involve jail time, smaller fines, and temporary punishments. For example, you can be slightly over the limit during a DUI stop […]