Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

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A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

The effect of COVID-19 on residential tenancies

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noreply@blogger.com (William Stark)

On Friday, 17 April 2020 I presented an online seminar to Leo Cussen Centre for Law about the impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies to approximately 60 online attendees.

The talk looked at some of the relevant measures that are being implemented in so far as they relate to residential tenancies in

High Court ruling exposes gaps in Australia’s protections for public interest journalism. And is it still murder if the victim dies eight months after the assault?

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News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst could still face charges despite the High Court ruling that the AFP’s raid on her home in June 2019 was carried out on the basis of a flawed warrant. What does this case mean for the public’s right to know and press freedom? And an

Property Law – Dealing with COVID-19 Impact on Residential Leases

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noreply@blogger.com (William Stark)

This Friday from 1pm to 2pm, I will be presenting a Live Stream seminar for the Leo Cussen Institute about “Dealing with COVID-19 Impact on Residential Leases”. 

This one hour CPD seminar is designed to help you identify and guide you through the essential issues to focus on and how to manage

PPSR & COVID-19

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There is no shortage of articles being published concerning the impacts of the current Coronavirus pandemic but the following extract concerning PPSR registration from the law firm of Cooper Grace Ward serves as a timely reminder:

Are your security interests registered?
There is a heightened risk of insolvency occurring in respect of all