How to minimise the risk of child abduction

The circumstances surrounding the unilateral removal of a child by a parent to a foreign country are often complex and, understandably, emotionally fraught. The resolution of matters involving international child abduction, and the enforcement of parental rights in foreign jurisdictions, … Continue reading

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After the dust settled

Bunnings was found liable for negligently causing injury to an employee after she developed life threatening pneumococcal meningitis, encephalitis and septicaemia from cleaning up large amounts of dust from a chicken manure based fertiliser. Background In March 2008, Ms Cowen … Continue reading

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State of NSW not liable to child who fell from a moving train

The State of New South Wales was successful in its appeal of an earlier finding that it was liable for a child who fell from a moving Countrylink train. The finding at first instance was based on inferences drawn by … Continue reading

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Implied freedom of political communication; a shield, not a sword

In Mbuzi v Griffith University [2014] FCA 1323, the applicant doctoral candidate at the university, having had his doctoral candidature terminated, alleged, inter alia, that this resulted from the government-critical content of his thesis concerning the impact of European arrival … Continue reading

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Goods Act 1958 (Vic) applied to transactions under the PPSA

Written by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager. Justice Sifris of the Supreme Court has recently held that the Goods Act 1958 (Vic) (Goods Act) applied to transactions under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) (see Warehouse Sales Pty Ltd … Continue reading

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Top 10 articles of 2014 – an interesting mix

Papua New Guinea Labour Law: the Common Rules Posted on February 24, 2014 by Sherika Ponniah In Papua New Guinea, terms and conditions of employment are generally governed by the Employment Act (Chapter 373) and, in the case of non-citizens, by both the … Continue reading

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Payment into court — not a security interest under the PPSA

Written by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager. The Victorian Court of Appeal has handed down an important decision in relation to whether a payment into court is a security interest for the purposes of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 … Continue reading

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Ex daughter-in-law awarded nearly 1/4 of family farm and businesses by Fred Smith and Lisa Fairley of McInnes Wilson Lawyers

The recent decision of Nolan v Nolan [1] in the Supreme Court of Queensland has sparked concern amongst rural families and rightly so.  The court found that the former wife of the rural property owners’ eldest son was entitled to … Continue reading

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Request by liquidator to remove financing statement denied — Recent cases PPSA — NZ

Written by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager. The New Zealand High Court recently considered an interesting case which involved debt factoring and the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (NZ) (PPSA). In Commercial Factors Ltd v Wave Transport Ltd [2014] NZHC … Continue reading

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Qld: feedback sought on body corporate governance matters

Feedback is being sought by the Queensland Government by 30 January 2015 on an options paper for body corporate governance matters. The options paper examines issues relating to by-laws, recovery of body corporate debts and termination and redevelopment of community … Continue reading

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