Category Archives: Legal News

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to combine

Last week, Attorney-General Christian Porter announced that a new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) is to be set up and will be operational from 1 January 2019. This move is part of sweeping changes to the present family law system that can be financially and emotionally[...]

Why are dodgy excuses are on the rise for jury duty?

It seems individuals are now putting a lot of effort into increasingly bizarre ways to avoid jury duty. This has largely been caused by legal proceedings in some areas of the law becoming too complex and drawn-out. For example, in the past, a sex or drug case would run[...]

Why is marriage equality so important from a legal point of view?

Australian's have been asked to vote on whether or not they support same-sex marriage. This is a non-binding postal vote that will then be debated in parliament. With the date of the vote getting closer, we have taken a look how marriage equality will effect same-sex couples from a legal point[...]

Is it illegal to let your kids walk to school alone?

Queensland Police have had to clarify the legalities surrounding letting children walk to school alone after an old school newsletter article warning parents of possible imprisonment recently resurfaced. The article went viral on Facebook and recently reappeared in feeds with some strong criticism from parents. When the post spread,[...]

Why It’s Time: The Case for Marriage Equality

Living in the digital age is both a blessing and a curse, as it allows everyone to have a voice - as they should. Of course, everybody is entitled to their opinion, but when your opinion goes viral - it may not have the effect you were hoping for.[...]

How will the new swimming pool compliance laws affect you?

Did you know that there are over 300,000 backyard swimming pools in New South Wales? From April 29, 2016 new NSW State Government safety guidelines have come into force that apply to the sale or lease of properties with a swimming pool in NSW. These changes have been introduced[...]

All You Need to Know About the New Cyclist Laws in NSW

As of March 2016, the road rules in New South Wales will change affecting both drivers and cyclists alike. Although the changes are being prompted to help make New South Wales roads safer for cyclists, controversy is raging with Cyclists labelling the laws unfairly restrictive. (more…)

Supporting Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence.

Can we end domestic violence in Australia? As Australia struggles to find answers to the nations domestic violence issues, a new initiative from the United States will soon be trialled here to combat the problem that is plaguing the nation. Domestic violence in Australia at a glance: One woman[...]