Changes to Supreme Court practice

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Matthew Townsend

Quite a few changes are now underway in Lonsdale Street, triggered in part by the retirement of Derham AsJ and the never-ending number of applications to vary covenants pursuant to section 84 of the Property Law Act 1958. Amongst these … Continue reading →

Legal diversity in Malaysia

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ABC Radio

Malaysia’s complex politics and legal systems are shaped by the nation’s ethnic and religious diversity. How religious and government authorities categorise you can have a huge impact on your life. Meet a Muslim feminist slam poet, a Hindu mother who won a landmark court case, a transgender activist and a

Former Facebook moderator sues social media giant for PTSD

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ABC Radio

Social media can be useful connecting people and ideas but moderators are needed to keep disturbing and toxic material off the platforms. Chris Gray, a former Facebook moderator claims viewing such content in order to keep us safe, gave him PTSD. He’s the lead plaintiff in an action against Facebook

The High Court rules Indigenous people can’t be ‘aliens’. Plus, is illegally obtained evidence allowed in court?

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ABC Radio

Can persons of Aboriginal heritage who are not citizens be deported? In the cases of Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love, the majority of the High Court says no. And, the High Court rules that illegally obtained video evidence of serious animal cruelty is not admissible in a prosecution involving the

Inflation night-club owner wins $90,000 for police slur: Tsamis v State of Victoria [2019] VSC 826

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Justin Castelan

Martha Tsamis has worked in the nightclub industry for around 30 years and is the manager of the Inflation night-club in Melbourne.

Inflation night-club

In October 2013, the police brought an application to restrict Inflation’s trading hours (LCRA proceeding). The evidence was that the police brought this in an attempt to

Bushfire smoke, air pollution and the law

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ABC Radio

The impact of this summer’s bushfires has been devastating. What is less clear are the health consequences of smoke inhalation and the legal implications for employers. Some recent Australian and international court cases may provide a guide.