Good administrative decision-making not bound by Briginshaw

Two decisions have removed the uncertainty in relation to the Briginshaw ‘rule’ in the context of administrative decision-making by delegates. By STEPHEN THOMPSON.

Growing public awareness of animal cruelty leads to stronger protections


Addressing the true cost of your make-up. With growing public consciousness about animal rights, our laws are starting to change. By GIULIA PROSPERI-PORTA and RISHIKA…

The Constitutional limits of NCAT’s jurisdiction

Clients need to be advised of the Constitutional limits of NCAT’s jurisdiction so that alternative remedial avenues may be pursued. By RICHARD MCCULLAGH.

In the fight against elder abuse, is it time to revisit the notional estate?

In the national effort to combat elder abuse, is it time to revisit the notional estate? By JOHN CLARKE

Accounting for the ‘wholesale plundering’ of a business

High Court confirms knowing participant in a breach of fiduciary duty is liable to account for any benefit gained as a result. By KATE BOYD.

Is this the future of family law? Overview of the ALRC Report

Concerned about the future of family law but haven’t got around to reading the ALRC’s 580+ page report? DR FELICITY BELL provides an overview of…

Shifting goalposts in Australia’s skilled migration program


On April 2017, the Government announced a major skilled migration reform implementation process that would start immediately and conclude in March 2018 when the subclass…

Honesty is the best (way to make sure you are covered under the) policy


Honesty is always the best policy. If a claim arises from a lack of honesty, professional indemnity insurance cover may be in jeopardy. By MALCOLM…

2018 Timor Sea Treaty: a new dawn in relations between Australia and Timor-Leste?

The Timor Sea Treaty establishes a permanent maritime boundary in the Timor Sea, replacing previous joint petroleum development arrangements. By PROFESSOR DONALD R ROTHWELL.

Reviewing defamation law for the digital age

PATRICK GEORGE examines the National Review of Model Defamation Provisions and the need to address the impact of social media on the world of publication.

The nuts and bolts of the new NSW CTP scheme

The Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW), which commenced on 1 December 2017, will only apply to motor accidents occuring after its commencement. By TIM…

Rights of injured workers expanded: knee replacements no longer subject to time limits

The Workers Compensation Commission ruled a knee replacement is an ‘artificial aid’ for the purposes of the exceptions within s 59A of the Workers Compensation…