ASIC Case Note

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

A discussion of the recent case Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Colonial First State Investments Limited [2021] FCA 1268 which involved extensive, long running breaches of the ASIC Act by Colonial, a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank.

How itchy underpants created Australia's consumer laws

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ABC Radio

If a consumer is injured by a faulty product, they can sue the manufacturer. In Australia, The law of Negligence or Torts forms a fundamental building block of our legal system. As reporter Carly Godden discovers, these laws owe much of their origins to a case from the 1930’s

Court of Appeal eschews recourse to the Planning and Environment Act 1987 when construing a restriction on a plan

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Matthew Townsend

It’s long been established that equitable restrictive covenants or restrictive covenants inter partes should be construed in a common sense and non-technical way, with the objective being to ascertain the intention of the parties by reference to the words in … Continue reading →

Important Update to Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979 (Qld)

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Stephen Page

I am delighted that the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Qld) proposes to amend the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979 (Qld) so that breast milk will no longer be treated as human tissue. This has been a vexing issue for some of our clients for some time now.

'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

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ABC Radio

The Law Report revisits a New South Wales Supreme Court ruling against a retirement village developer that claimed ‘squatters’ rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in Britain’s health laws.

Sue Neill-Fraser loses appeal against murder conviction

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ABC Radio

Tasmanian woman Sue Neill-Fraser’s latest appeal has failed to overturn her murder conviction for the death of Bob Chappell, her former partner who disappeared from a yacht moored off Hobart in 2009. Has the appeal shed new light on a case in which a body was never found?