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Armed with an ambitious political and legal agenda, the new federal attorney-general faces a testing time, write Shipra Chordia and Andrew Lynch.

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Intent on making her mark, Nicola Roxon is initiating many law reform processes, including long overdue changes to complaints against judges, writes George Williams.

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The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and the Australian Financial Review hosted the 'Great Legal Debate', between Commonwealth Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and the Shadow Attorney-General Senator Joe Ludwig.

A key legal event of the 2007 federal election campaign, a debate between Attorney-General Philip Ruddock MP and Shadow Attorney-General Senator Joe Ludwig, will be held on Tuesday 6 November.