Dog Days Are Not Over

With over 17% of drug dog inspections escalating to strip-searches by NSW police, the bark is worse than the bite. Police drug sniffer dogs have drawn renewed criticism after new data revealed an increase of strip searches in New South Wales. Greens MP David Shoebridge said the use of dogs were ineffective in stopping drug Read more about Dog Days Are Not Over[…]

Stripped away of their rights, dignity and clothing: The strip search problem targeting young people in NSW

The scenario is a simple one. You’ve just finished a long, hard day at work or school and begin your journey home. Suddenly, your normal journey is disrupted by a swarm of NSW Police encircling the train station turnstile you’re about to walk through. Two police officers stop you and subject you to an invasive Read more about Stripped away of their rights, dignity and clothing: The strip search problem targeting young people in NSW[…]

Dylan Voller Wins Landmark Social Media Defamation Case

Media Release – 24/06/2019 Former youth detainee Dylan Voller, launched defamation action against three media organisations over comments made by public users on the respective Facebook pages of those organisations. Today in the Supreme Court of NSW, Justice Rothman found in essence that each of the defendants were not merely conduits for the comments. They Read more about Dylan Voller Wins Landmark Social Media Defamation Case[…]

Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case

Geoffrey Rush was awarded a staggering $2.9 million after winning his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph. The Oscar-winner, 67, was wrongfully accused of “inappropriate behaviour” towards a female co-star in a series of reports by the newspaper publication. Record breaking defamation payout: economic loss, compensatory aggravated damages The record-breaking defamation payout included $1.98 million Read more about Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case[…]

Fair Work Ombudsman Investigation into Domino’s Pizza Franchises

The exploitation of workers within franchises have been the focus of amendments to workplace laws late last year. Franchisees who fail to comply with workplace laws can be hit with large financial penalties, with franchisors possibly held responsible for any breaches. Domino’s Pizza franchises fail to comply with workplace laws The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted Read more about Fair Work Ombudsman Investigation into Domino’s Pizza Franchises[…]

The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process

New laws have been introduced in New South Wales to help juries understand the impact of trauma on victims of sexual assault. What is trauma? An event is traumatic when it causes a person to be incapable of coping with a situation. A traumatic experience may occur when the person is subjected to a threat Read more about The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process[…]

Royal Commission into Australia’s Aged Care Sector

If you have a loved-one living in an aged-care facility, keep your eyes out for the upcoming Royal Commission into Australia’s Aged Care Sector that has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Investigations reveal a trend of abuse Elderly people living in aged care are extremely vulnerable because they are heavily reliant on aged-care Read more about Royal Commission into Australia’s Aged Care Sector[…]

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[…]

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[…]