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As a commercial lawyer,  your focus is squarely on delivering meaningful, timely, decision-enabling advice to your business. CCH understands that the boundaries of Australian commercial law are constantly expanding to accommodate increasingly complex commercial practices. We appreciate your need for a broader database of legal news in this increasingly … Continue reading

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Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper released

The Australian Government released the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper on 20 October 2014 and is calling for all interested parties to make submissions by 12 December 2014. Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce made the following comments in relation to the … Continue reading

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The grim life of tenants — living in the Willmott forest

Written by Jonathan Nathan of Aitken Lawyers Pty Ltd Snapshot Liquidators appointed to a landlord company can now disclaim a registered lease This could result in tenants being treated unfairly, and precludes tenants from protecting themselves sufficiently against the risks … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Consumer Credit Law

  1. “Low Doc” home lending under the microscope ASIC has released its report into the use of so called “low doc” home loans in Australia with a focus on the compliance of the responsible lending obligations in the National … Continue reading

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Making news: Industrial Law case wrap-up

TEACHER EXCLUDED FROM FWC’S BULLYING JURISDICTION The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a teacher’s application to stop bullying on the basis that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the application as neither governments nor their departments are considered constitutional corporations.  A.B. (2014) … Continue reading

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High Court on fund management damages: Gray v Richards

The unanimous decision of the High Court of Australia in Gray v Richards [2014] HCA 40 ruled that the Court of Appeal erred in deciding that no allowance should be made for the cost of managing the fund management damages … Continue reading

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A Proposal for Simplifying Part VII of the Family Law Act

The 16th National Family Law Conference, recently held in Sydney, included an outstanding program with a collection of leading family law authorities from Australia and overseas. A noted program highlight was the session “Rewriting Part VII of the Family Law … Continue reading

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Recent insurance case – Earthquake damage: Interpretation

The issues raised in this appeal involved the interpretation of the policy’s provisions relating to “Property covered by this policy”, “What we will pay” and “Cover for additional costs”. Avonside Holdings Ltd (Avonside) owned a rental property in Christchurch that … Continue reading

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Calls for national inquiry into commercial surrogacy

Two senior Australian judges have called for a national inquiry into commercial surrogacy after details emerged of another scandal involving a twin in India being abandoned because it was the “wrong” gender and was as such unwanted. The Chief Justice … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

Have you read about the following important family law decisions? The following case summaries have been prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC, CCH Case Consultant and former judge of the Family Court of Australia. These decisions are reported in … Continue reading

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