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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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Sexual consent law reform in NSW: a nod’s as good as a wink on a blind date
21 Jul 2021
In May 2021 the Attorney-General Mark Speakman announced the reform of sexual ...
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Proposed child abuse compensation laws in NSW give survivors some hope of justice
13 Jul 2021
Survivors of institutional child abuse will be able to overturn unfair ...
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NSW set to introduce mandatory data breach notification scheme to protect privacy
01 Jul 2021
The NSW government will be required to notify anyone affected by a cyberattack ...
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Government’s plan to deregister charities for trifling offences is an overreach
17 Jun 2021
The federal government plans to change the regulations governing charity and ...
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Government cannot ignore impact of climate change on children when approving coal mine expansion
17 Jun 2021
In what has been hailed as a worldwide landmark judgement, in May 2021 the ...
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What are police powers to arrest and strip search in NSW?
14 May 2021
In 2019 the High Court ruled that police cannot arrest people solely for the ...
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Should Australians have the “right to be forgotten” online?
06 Apr 2021
In 2019, Germany’s highest court ruled that a man convicted of murder in 1982 ...
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