an unsent sms, a message on a tractor, a poem: the courts say a valid will can take many forms

An unsent SMS, a message on a tractor, a poem: the courts say a...

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In 1948, as Cecil George Harris lay dying after a tractor accident, he scratched a final message into the vehicle’s fender. illustration by: Impact Studios/Dinalie Dabarera. When a man died by suicide in 2016, a...
us and eu laws show australia’s right to repair moment is well overdue

US and EU laws show Australia’s Right to Repair moment is well overdue

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In many cases, it just seems easier and cheaper to replace than repair broken devices. But it needn’t be that way. Shutterstock Australians are buying more and and more gadgets and devices. Our homes and workplaces...
how to avoid a driver’s license suspension in nsw?

How to Avoid a Driver’s License Suspension in NSW?

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Sticking to the lawful driving habits is definitely the best way to avoid the suspension of your driver’s license; however, even the most vigilant and law-abiding drivers have moments of a lapse in focus...
beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need

Beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need

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Australians were also cheated out of A$400,000 last year in charity scams. Dean Lewins/AAP There’s been an overwhelming outpouring of love and support around the world for those impacted by the bushfires, from social-media donation...
what employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in smokey air

What employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in...

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Canberra streets, January 5, 2020. Employers can’t ask employees to employees to turn up for work as normal without first asking some questions. Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Amid thick bushfire smoke in cities including Canberra and...
your airbnb guest could be a tenant. until the law is cleared up, hosts are in limbo

Your Airbnb guest could be a tenant. Until the law is cleared up, hosts...

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A Victorian court decision that an Airbnb agreement had the status of a lease has profound implications for guests and hosts. Daniel Krason/Shutterstock With summer holidays around the corner, many Victorians may be thinking about...
what did the high court decide in the pell case? and what happens now?

What did the High Court decide in the Pell case? And what happens now?

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The High Court has referred George Pell’s application for special leave to the court’s full bench. Erik Anderson/AAP Two judges in the High Court of Australia Wednesday morning referred Cardinal George Pell’s application for special...
property lawyers

Why would you hire property lawyers?

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It is a dream for many people to purchase an apartment or a piece of land to build a home. Many startup companies need an area for their workshops. One can have them in...
explainer: what is extradition between countries and how does it work?

Explainer: what is extradition between countries and how does it work?

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Malka Leifer’s extradition process has been in train since Australia lodged its request with Israel in 2013. AAP/supplied Extradition cases are relatively rare but often controversial. Many in Australia are following the case of former...