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When can police detain you and ask for identification in NSW?
06 Apr
The NSW District Court recently awarded a Sydney man $3,201 for false imprisonment after ...
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Is my privacy really protected under Australian law?
24 Mar
Consider these three privacy incidents:The Minister for Human Services releases to a...
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Should a jury know only what is said in the court?
01 Mar
A young journalist was recently convicted of sub judice contempt of court and given a good...
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Should a deaf person be able to serve on a jury?
14 Feb
Gaye Lyons is profoundly deaf. She can lip read, but her usual method of communication is ...
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“I was approached by the police. What are my rights in New South Wales?”
19 Jan
There are certain directions from police officers in NSW which must be followed by all ...
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Employing backpackers – be a fair employer and stay on the right side of the law
07 Dec
Everyone loves a bargain and backpackers are seen as an endless source of cheap labour. ...
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Trump victory demonstrates why we need compulsory voting
29 Nov
The outcome of the US presidential election provides a convincing argument for the ...
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Maternity leave, paternity leave, partner leave, adoption leave and employee’s right to return to the same position
11 Nov
“Parental leave entitlements” is a broad term covering maternity leave, paternity ...
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What questions is it legal for employers to ask job applicants during an interview?
27 Sep
The process of looking for a new worker to fill a vacancy is a source of anxiety for many ...
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Discrimination against employees and job seekers who have a mental illness – legislation vs. reality
22 Sep
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against workers or job seekers on the basis of...
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Sanctuary – Does It Exist?
17 Feb
We’ve seen it in movies– a man pursued by soldiers or police runs to the ...
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Law Should Protect Women From ‘Revenge Porn’
23 Sep
Overshadowed by recent dramatic developments in Canberra has been a push to introduce ...
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