Obligations and Rights Under Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

18 Oct

Obligations and Rights Under Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

It is unlawful to discriminate against another person who possesses certain attributes in Australia. The federal legislative instruments which govern this area of law include:- Racial Discrimination Act 1975 Sex Discrimination Act 1984 Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 4. Disability Discrimination Act 1992 5.Age Discrimination Act 2004 Collectively, this…

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10 Oct

Criminal Law in Family Law Proceedings

The Impact of Criminal Law in the Family Law Jurisdiction Pursuant to section 61DA of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility exists within family law proceedings. However, this presumption does not apply in circumstances where parents have engaged in family violence due to…

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30 Aug

Property and Sentimental Value

Sentimental Value in Property Settlement In determining how the property pool is split, the Court has previously highlighted the difficult, and sometimes unique circumstances where one party may have sentimental value in an asset. In one particular case, the Husband of the proceedings was given 14 days to retrieve the…

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02 Jul

Engagement Ring Property Rights

Who Keeps the Ring after Separation? One of the big questions couples have after a relationship breaks down is what happens to the engagement ring. The issue of which party has claim to this item can be contentious, with many different opinions based on tradition, morals and conventions. Where parties…

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12 Jun

Restorative Justice in Queensland

Restorative justice is the principle of diverting offenders to rehabilitative services such as pre-court mediation, community conferencing between the offender/victim and engaging with specialised programs to reform criminal behaviour. The principles of restorative justice are reflected within a multitude of different legal instruments, such as the Youth Justice Act 1992…

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02 May

Contesting A Deceased Estate

If you believe that a deceased friend or family member’s Will does not reflect their last wishes or are concerned with the circumstances and nature of an updated will, you may challenge the validity of the Will. This situation commonly arises where the deceased friend or family member may not…

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03 Apr

Sperm, Genetic Donors and Family Law

Sperm Donors and Family Law Although sperm donations have historically been subject to anonymity in Australia, recent legislative reform and case law suggest a definitive movement towards inclusion within Family Law and Parental Responsibility. In all states and territories of Australia, donating sperm anonymously is now banned through legislation or…

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28 Mar

The Family Report and Expert Evidence in Proceedings

Expert evidence including family reports provide the Court with material from an independent viewpoint, which both assesses and highlights particular issues with each unique case. The most common form of expert evidence in family law proceedings is family reports, which are undertaken by psychologists to determine the children’s views, the…

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18 Mar

Do you need information about the Family Law Courts in Brisbane?

Important information and contact details about the Family Law Courts in Brisbane Call the National Enquiry Centre on 1300 352 000* The Family Law Courts’ National Enquiry Centre (NEC) is the entry point for all telephone and email inquiries about Family Law Court matters in the Family Court of Australia and…

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04 Mar

Structural Reform of the Federal Courts

What Does Structural Reform of the Federal Courts Mean To You? On 30 May 2018 the Government proposed to establish the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA), amalgamating the two courts together under a new regime. In addition to this proposed structure, a new Family Law Appeal…

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