Disciplinary prosecutions arising out of criminal convictions and civil findings against professionals

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Stephen Warne

In disciplinary proceedings, prosecutors often wrongly assume that findings in prior decisions (usually criminal convictions) are both admissible and un-challengeable by the respondent.  Neither is true, however, at least where what is relied on by the prosecutor in the disciplinary case is something more than the fact of the conviction

When is a de facto relationship over?

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ABC Radio

A High Court decision raises questions about how a de facto relationship is defined, and what happens when a person’s mental capacities decline with old age. And, if a person granted humanitarian protection by Australia commits a serious crime, can they be deported to a conflict zone?

Case note – Williams v Toyota Motor Corporation 2022 FCA 344

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

Check out my video case note outlining the recent decision of Justice Lee of the Federal Court in Williams v Toyota Motor Corporation 2022 FCA 344 – a class action against Toyota concerning defective diesel exhaust after-treatment systems in Prado, Fortuner and HiLux ranges sold between October 2015 and April

Submission to Inquiry Into Matters Relating to Donor Conception Information

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Stephen Page

On 24 February 2022, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee inquire into and report on the rights of donor-conceived persons to access genetic information about their donors. This inquiry is a submission to the said matters.

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Contrasting issues of retrospectivity

Some years ago,