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New Dog and Cat Laws from 1 July 2018

The Dog and Cat Management (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2015 (SA) was introduced into Parliament by the Hon. Ian Hunter, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and...

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Domestic Partnerships

Prior to amendments to the Act in August 2017, the only avenue for a couple who wished to have their relationship legally recognised was to obtain a Declaration from a Court that...

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Senate Inquiry into Cyberbullying Laws in Australia Underway

Ensuring that the criminal justice system provides adequate laws to combat bullying and cyberbullying is especially important in the current age. Following the tragic suicide...

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Exploitation

The 7 Eleven wage abuse scandal has prompted significant changes to laws to protect vulnerable workers

The 7 Eleven wage abuse scandal has prompted significant changes to laws to protect vulnerable workers

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Disclosure in Family Law cases

Can I use documents disclosed during my property settlement for child support assessment?

Documents which are exchanged between the parties to a Family Law dispute are solely to be used for the purpose of attempting to resolve that specific matter. They are not to be...

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There are consequences if you delay reporting a workplace injury

There are consequences if you delay reporting a workplace injury

Even a delay in reporting the workplace injury of more than 24 hours can be sufficient justification to reject a valid workers compensation claim.

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I am a beneficiary of a discretionary trust. Do I need to disclose trust documents in my Family Law proceedings?

Olivia is a beneficiary to a discretionary family trust and generally receives an annual distribution from the family trust of around $50,000. How will this be treated in Family...

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The call to implement bullying laws in South Australia

The call to implement bullying laws in South Australia

The tragic suicide death of 14 year old Amy “Dolly” Everett earlier this year following relentless bullying has reignited calls for the implementation of bullying laws across...

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The legal and ethical requirements of doctors in workers compensation cases

I’ve had a car accident and need help with the housework and garden

Doctors play a vital role within the workers compensation system. Their opinions can assist with workers returning to employment quickly in their previous role or an alternative...

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