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Is the Hague Convention on child abduction harming women?
08 Dec 2021
If you have had the misfortune of being involved in a situation involving child ...
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Who has to pay for repairs? The landlord or the tenant?
25 Nov 2021
Working out who has to pay for repairs on a property may not always be ...
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Landmark judgement over right to keep pets in apartments
24 Nov 2021
A court battle over whether a miniature schnauzer called Angus can live in a ...
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Australians charged with modern-day slavery and jailed
04 Nov 2021
A Sydney couple was recently charged with modern-day slavery and sentenced to ...
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Does a smack on the bottom constitute common assault?
14 Oct 2021
Annabel Bassil was managing a Sydney bar when a man she didn’t know smacked ...
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New laws extend police power to hack suspects’ personal computers
08 Oct 2021
New Commonwealth legislation has extended police power and security agency ...
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Work safety poster leads to $200,000 damages award
05 Oct 2021
A work safety poster has ended up costing $200,000 in damages after a court ...
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Former Uber Eats courier paid $400,000 in out-of-court settlement
01 Sep 2021
Is an Uber Eats courier an employee or an independent contract worker? The line ...
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Domestic coercive control could soon be criminal in Australia
26 Aug 2021
Domestic abuse in the form of coercive control could soon be a criminal act ...
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If I cover up a murder, can I inherit from the victim’s estate?
18 Aug 2021
You’d think the law would be clear – if a person is convicted of murdering ...
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Renewed calls to raise minimum age of children in prison from ten to fourteen
12 Aug 2021
With children in prison as young as ten years old in Australia, there is a ...
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Pressure grows to make voluntary euthanasia legal in NSW
12 Aug 2021
Legalising voluntary euthanasia, or voluntary assisted dying, is a hot topic in ...
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