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Fifteenth Anniversary Videos

Click here to view the Past Presidents' Fifteenth Anniversary Video Presentation, which originally screened at AWL's Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner in Melbourne on 18 August 2013 (note: a message from inaugural President Alexandra Richards QC was read out at the Dinner by then-President Kate Ashmor).

Click here to view a photo-visual (no audio) presentation which also screened at the Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner on 18 August 2013.


Kate Ashmor's interview with ABC News Radio on 9 May 2013 re paid parental leave.

Kate Ashmor's interview with Jon Faine on 774 ABC Melbourne on 11 February 2013 re childcare and flexible work.

Kate Ashmor's interview with The Wire community radio program on 27 August 2012 re ADF abuse report.

Recent media coverage and media releases:

Date: 13 July, 2014

AWL Submission to LCA on National Attrition and Rengagement Study.

AWL makes history with all State and Territory Women Lawyer Associations endorsing AWL’s submission to the LCA on NARS

Date: 7 June, 2014

Speech - Chief Justice of Supreme Court of ACT

Date: 19 May, 2014

Challans Head Women Lawyers

AWL President - Profile Article - The Bulletin

Date: 10 May, 2014

Landmark Study Demands Action

AWL President Comments on NARS

Date: 27 April, 2014

Progress to correct gender imbalance ‘painstakingly slow’

SA Chief Justice Supports NARS and Consultation with AWL