ACCC Video Note discussing the section 87B undertaking provided by Telstra to the ACCC on 3 August 2022 agreeing to deregister radiocommunications sites set up for the purpose or with the likely effect of interfering with the Optus 5G rollout in breach of section 46 of the Competition and Consumer
Video Case Note discussing Justice Murphy’s penalty decision in ACCC v Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 875 concerning representations that Samsung Galaxy phones were suitable for use in swimming pools and sea water.
Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page published a paper exploring the difficulty where more than two people seek to have a child about how they will be recognised or not as the child’s parents.
Should researchers collect and publish statistics which reveal how judges and tribunal members decide refugee cases? Is this a way of understanding legal decision making or does it risk undermining confidence in the justice system?
Electric scooters are becoming an increasingly popular form of transport, but there is a confusing mosaic of laws that regulate their use across Australia. So, when accidents happen – who should be held legally liable?
People out of time to seek taxation in Victoria customarily file and serve a summons for taxation in the Costs Court, within the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria. A Judicial Registrar of that Court then refers the exension of time question to the Practice Court, again within
Considering the UK’s rich history of literature, it may be somewhat surprising to know that there was very little case law discussing whether copyright might subsist in a fictional character. However, on 8 June 2022, the UK courts finally tackled whether a fictional character can be protected under copyright
Queensland has introduced laws to crack down on ‘claim farming’, a practice where members of the public are contacted and encouraged to make compensation claims. And a new study has found ‘inconsistencies’ in the way courts consider the possible impact of media coverage on sentencing decisions.
AER Video Case note outlining the recent Federal Court decision of Moshinsky J in AER v Origin Energy Electricity Ltd  FCA802, including a discussion of the numerous strange omissions from the penalty judgment and an analysis of whether a penalty equivalent to 0.12% of Origin’s annual turnover is likely
The small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is behind a campaign to raise the issue of climate change before the International Court of Justice. And how should culturally sensitive historical photographs be handled? A leading US university is sued for allegedly causing emotional distress.
An in-depth look at Victoria’s law to ban the public display of the Nazi swastika amid calls for the Federal Government to legislate a national ban on the symbol. And the case of a West Australian man who spent more than a decade in prison for a crime he
Reforming the Public Interest Disclosure Act “is a significant matter because it is linked to the national anti-corruption commission that we hope to legislate this year,” the federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told the Law Report. In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Dreyfus outlines his legislative priorities, including reforming
The High Court has ruled that a decision by the former Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews to rescind the citizenship of an Australian man suspected of joining the Islamic State group was unconstitutional. And, for the first time, unpaid workers can pursue the director of a collapsed company in
The long awaited decision in Jeshing Property Management Pty Ltd v Yang  VSC 306 has been handed down by the Supreme Court. This was probably the most heavily contested restrictive covenant case since Prowse v Johnston and resulted in … Continue reading →
Why did actor Johnny Depp’s defamation case against his former wife Amber Heard succeed in the US after failing at a similar trial in the UK? And a man ordered to face trial before a judge alone under the ACT’s pandemic emergency law says he was denied the right
Freesoul Real Estate has days to appeal a ground-breaking fine imposed by Fiji’s High Court after the Chinese resort developer carried out unauthorised works on a remote island. And environmental law in the Pacific.
The property market for the sale of apartments in Victoria, Australia has become more challenging recently.
Lockdowns and other restrictions resulting from COVID-19 such as density limits and mask wearing combined with absent foreign buyers, as well as general concern about the viability of some projects, caused banks to impose limits on
The high-profile collapse of Probuild and Condev has shone a light on the perfect storm facing the Australian construction industry, with rising costs and supply chain issues putting pressure on many firms.
And now there is a new threat to add to that list: a worsening skills shortage.
A High Court decision raises questions about how a de facto relationship is defined, and what happens when a person’s mental capacities decline with old age. And, if a person granted humanitarian protection by Australia commits a serious crime, can they be deported to a conflict zone?
The publication of a leaked draft opinion by conservative judge Samuel Alito has sparked fears the United States Supreme Court could overturn a landmark decision that enshrines abortion rights for women.
Does NATO’s increasing military support for Ukraine amount to waging “a proxy war against Russia”? And the High Court has overturned a number of sex offence convictions of a tutor due to juror misconduct.