High Court leaves NCAT standing with no standing for interstate party disputes

The High Court ruled the NCAT is not permitted to hear ‘Federal Matters’ including disputes between residents of different States of Australia. By TALITHA FISHBURN.

Big Brother is watching: the hidden cost of the Gold Opal Card

Transport for NSW contravened the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 by its collection of Gold Opal Card data. By STEPHEN MCKENZIE and EVA…

Coercive treatment options for anorexia under the Mental Health and Guardianship Acts

Eating disorders have significant health and personal impacts on those living with the illness. Sometimes coercive treatment is necessary to help a person recover. By…

Flying solo

The number of people representing themselves in court is growing, with more than one in three people appearing without a lawyer in some courts. 

NCAT guardianship division’s reviews of enduring powers of attorney

Improvident and self-benefiting transactions by attorneys acting under an Enduring Power of Attorney are seemingly on the rise. By RICHARD McCULLAGH.

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: November 2016

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Proposed tenancy reforms improve rights for DV victims

The proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 will make it easier for domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately without liability. By KELLIE…

Partition allows developer to escape liability for breach of statutory warranties

For the purpose of determining whether or not four or more of the existing or proposed dwellings are or will be owned by the individual,…

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: December 2015

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Educational institutions and the prohibition on disability discrimination

BKY v The University of Newcastle [2014] NSWCATAD 39 considered a claim of direct discrimination under s 49B(1) of the Anti-Discrimination Act. By GREG WALSH.