Survivor of Historical Child Abuse Receives $1 Million Settlement

We can represent you in a civil claim against an institution for historical child abuse. The article below sets out a recent case in the news where a Perth man successfully sued the Christian Brothers for historical child abuse. — Paul Bradshaw, a Perth man, was abused at Castledare Junior Orphanage and Clontarf Orphanage in Read more about Survivor of Historical Child Abuse Receives $1 Million Settlement[…]

Banking Royal Commission – Insurance

Many Australians take out insurance expecting to be protected in unforeseen circumstances, whether it is to do with their health, travel, car or life situations. The unfortunate reality is that there are many instances of consumers falling victim to the misconduct of insurance providers. The Banking Royal Commission’s Round 6 hearings will focus on issues related to Read more about Banking Royal Commission – Insurance[…]

Warning: We could be turning into a “Big Brother” State

Proposed Tech Laws could give Police access to Messages A draft bill released last week by the Government could compel telecommunication providers to assist law enforcement and intelligence agencies in accessing data. The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 introduces new powers that will be available to law enforcement and intelligence agencies. How does Read more about Warning: We could be turning into a “Big Brother” State[…]

42-Year-Old Man to Face Additional 210 Charges

A 42-year-old man is facing court today for a long list of offences related to alleged child abuse. The man to face an additional 210 charges He was arrested last week after police allegedly found thousands of videos and photos containing child abuse material at his home. He was charged with a range of offences Read more about 42-Year-Old Man to Face Additional 210 Charges[…]

Crackdown on Driving Offences from September

New laws are set to come into effect in September which will increase the penalties for drug driving and illegal mobile phone use. These are the changes that you need to know to ensure that you avoid being hit with demerit points, a fine or licence disqualification. Mobile Drug Testing Regime The current system of Read more about Crackdown on Driving Offences from September[…]

The Law on Revenge Porn: Distributing Intimate Images

At the end of last year, the Federal Government introduced new laws into Parliament targeting those who share revenge porn. “Revenge porn” is the term used to describe the unauthorised sharing of intimate images or videos. This includes the use of faked intimate images. Research has shown that a staggering 23 per cent of those aged 16 to Read more about The Law on Revenge Porn: Distributing Intimate Images[…]

Proposed Changes to Drink-Driving Laws

Proposed changes to drink-driving laws will see an increase in the penalties given to NSW drivers if they are caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Roads Minister Melinda Pavey introduced a new law to Parliament last week targeting drink drivers and drug drivers. Police given the power to issue on-the-spot fines Under the proposed Read more about Proposed Changes to Drink-Driving Laws[…]

New Banking Code of Practice

The Australian banking industry have been under public scrutiny for the last few months after the Banking Royal Commission revealed systemic misconduct within the industry. In an attempt to restore community trust in the banking sector, the Australian Banking Association have devised a new Banking Code of Practice. The corporate regulator ASIC have approved this new Read more about New Banking Code of Practice[…]