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Copyright term under Disney’s spell?

February 20 2020 Within Australia, the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) governing the term (i.e. Duration) of copyright have changed several times over the…

Constitution Rules - A checklist for charities and not-for-profits

July 10 2019 Your constituent document, which you would know as either your constitution or rules (which we will refer to in this checklist as the constitution)…

Managing your high conflict dispute - Personality disorders in family law

April 20 2020 The recent decision of Haak & Jusic [2020] FCCA 45 highlights the importance of long term compliance with advice from treating practitioners for…

New rules for construction certificates and occupation certificates now imminent: More complexity, increased risk of delay

September 3 2019 The NSW Government is pushing ahead with changes to the rules governing construction certificates, occupation certificates and the supervision of…

“Ground Level (Existing)” - Everything you Need to Know for Calculating Maximum Building Height in the NSW Planning System

February 26 2021 Most land in NSW (but not all) is typically subject to a ‘height of buildings’ (‘HOB’) development control which is designed to limit the height of…

Case Note: The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore v GLJ [2022] NSWCA 78

June 15 2022 Father Anderson was a priest in the Diocese of Lismore between 1963 and 1970. He was Appointed to the Parish of Lismore for a period in the latter…

Child Impact Reports

June 2 2022 When parenting matters are litigated, the Court’s paramount consideration is what is in the best interests of the child(ren). In light of this…

Regulation of Non-Bank Lenders

May 31 2022 In 2018, APRA was given powers to regulate non-APRA regulated lenders, if APRA determines at any time that those lenders are materially contributing…

A snapshot of registered health practitioner misconduct in Victoria: March 2022

May 26 2022 A nurse working in an aged care facility was reprimanded and had her registration cancelled after failing to take necessary neurological observations…

Covid-19 in the workplace - the issue that doesn’t go away

May 26 2022 COVID-19 vaccination is not compulsory for all Australian citizens and residents however, the community has been strongly advised by government health…