Australia’s biggest class action over PFAS land contamination

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Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can’t drink or land they can’t fully

Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

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One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

New edition of ‘Mortgagee’s Power of Sale’ published

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ROBERT HAY QC COMMERCIAL LAW BARRISTER

The latest edition of The Mortgagee’s Power of Sale has been published by LexisNexis  Now in its fourth edition this book started life in 1980. The book is primarily written for practitioners and the text is arranged, as far as possible, in the same chronological order as the steps a mortgagee may take in

Does video surveillance of psychiatric compo claimants tell us anything?

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A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker’s compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for

Climate change litigation targets super fund

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In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to