The long shadow of the feudal doctrine of tenure in Australia

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Oath of fealty (Middle Ages)

As foreshadowed in my last post, I return with some reflections on Love v Commonwealth: a case currently before the High Court of Australia in which two Aboriginal men, both non-citizens, are arguing against their deportation from Australia. The argument involves interpretation of the ‘naturalisation and

Can Australia deport an Aboriginal person?

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In the case of Love v Commonwealth, the High Court of Australia is considering submissions by two Aboriginal men born overseas, as to whether the Commonwealth can deport them. Neither man has been naturalised and their overseas birth means that they are not citizens.

While both parties accept that the

60 Minutes indefensible defamation: $4 more million for the Wagner family: Wagner v Nine Network Australia PL & Ors [2019] QSC 284

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Justin Castelan

The plaintiffs

Denis, John, Neill and Joe Wagner operated a quarry in Grantham in Queensland. In January 2011, there was a flood that devastated the town and killed 12 people. A Commission of Inquiry made findings that the disaster was a natural event and no human action caused it or could

Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

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ABC Radio

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office. NB* This program was first broadcast 20 August

Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

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ABC Radio

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office. NB* This program was first broadcast 20 August

Legal aid in bushfire zones, and private security firms helping family violence survivors

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ABC Radio

As bushfires sweep across NSW, emergency services continue to battle the blazes. In areas where the immediate danger has passed there are a range of other organisations supporting those affected, including giving legal advice. Also, how and why family violence services use private security companies to protect vulnerable women. New