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Criminal Charges Arising out of the Banking Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has revealed that financial institutions have engaged in misconduct and conduct falling below acceptable community standards. The majority of the banking representatives who have appeared before the Royal Commission have admitted to instances where their company has breached  legal and moral obligations but Read more about Criminal Charges Arising out of the Banking Royal Commission[…]

National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces Every person has the right to work in a safe environment that is free from harassment. The unfortunate reality is that sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces. Sexual harassment can have severe physical, psychological and emotional impacts on victims. Further, it can have ramifications for organisations such Read more about National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment[…]

Successful $3.7m Defamation Claim against Radio Broadcaster

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones and his Sydney radio station 2GB’s licensee Harbour Radio and 4BC have been ordered to pay $3.7 million in damages for defamatory statements made against the Wagner brothers. False allegations about the Grantham family In 2014 to 2015, Mr Jones made allegations that the Wagner brothers were responsible for the deaths in Read more about Successful $3.7m Defamation Claim against Radio Broadcaster[…]

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[…]