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The COVIDSafe bill doesn’t go far enough to protect our privacy. Here’s what needs...

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MICK TSIKAS/AAP The Australian government will need to correct earlier misstatements and improve privacy protections to gain the trust of the millions of Australians being called on to download the COVIDSafe contact tracing app. The draft Privacy Amendment (Public...
the jury may be out on the jury system after george pell’s successful appeal

The jury may be out on the jury system after George Pell’s successful appeal

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Picture: Shutterstock/sirtravelalot The High Court yesterday quashed the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, who had originally been found guilty on a number of charges by a jury of 12 people. His defence counsel, Bret Walker SC, had...
child-custody-lawyers

When, Why and How to Hire the Best Child Custody Lawyers

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Divorce is a mentally and emotionally torturing procedure for all, but when it comes to child custody, no one is willing to compromise. No matter how much you hate your ex, you would never...
juries will soon learn more about people accused of child sex crimes. will it lead to fairer trials?

Juries will soon learn more about people accused of child sex crimes. Will it...

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  The NSW government has just introduced a bill that will, among other significant reforms, make it easier for a jury to be informed about the prior convictions of a person on trial for a sex offence...
memories overboard! what the law says about claiming compensation for a holiday gone wrong

Memories overboard! What the law says about claiming compensation for a holiday gone wrong

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Picture: FRANCK ROBICHON/EPA When booking a luxury cruise, you generally expect relaxation and enjoyment, not forced quarantine and distress. Unfortunately, for the thousands of vacationers trapped on cruise ships in Asia the past month, what...
7 traits of the best personal injury lawyers in adelaide

7 Traits of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Adelaide

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It is most essential that we choose a good legal team to represent us in court. And in the case of personal injury-related lawsuits, you are going to need the best there is. Personal injury...
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...