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  • 28Apr

    CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IS A PSYCHIC ASSAULT?

    – By Naomi Hill – Most people think that the term “assault” means being physically injured or hurt in some way by another person. But did you know that you can be assaulted without even...
  • 26Apr

    SAY FAREWELL TO 457 MIGRATION VISAS

    – By Marwa Shabbar – It was a recent announcement that surprised many: the Australian Government’s declaration that it will abolish the 457 skilled migration visa. As a temporary visa, it had been used by...
  • 20Apr

    VISA CANCELLATION ON CHARACTER GROUNDS: CAN IT BE CHALLENGED?

    When a man’s temporary migration visa was cancelled because of his substantial criminal record including domestic violence, he took his case to the Federal Court to have the decision overturned. It raised some interesting questions...
  • 18Apr

    WORKER’S COMPENSATION: EMPLOYMENT AND PSYCHIATRIC INJURY

    – By Glen Pearce – When a person’s employment causes them to suffer a psychiatric injury such as depression, the question of whether they are entitled to worker’s compensation is not always straightforward.  Changes in...
  • 15Apr

    DIY WILLS: ARE THEY REALLY CHEAPER AND EASIER?

    – By Elizabeth Burke – Will kits, do-it-yourself wills, home-made wills. Whatever you call them, they’re often a topic of controversy. Why? Because if they’re not made and executed correctly, a huge amount of time...
  • 12Apr

    CRIMINAL LAW: I’VE BEEN ARRESTED. NOW WHAT?

    – By Naomi Hill – Being arrested can be stressful and frightening. If you don’t understand what’s going on, it can be even more difficult. The key to handling the situation is to remain calm...
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