Law Updates

By Phoebe Logan

20.08.21

Consulting the Public: Proposed Reforms to The Residential Tenancies Act

In early August 2021, The ACT Government released a Consultation Paper (the Paper) on Proposed Reforms to The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (ACT) (the Act). The Justice and Community Safety Directorate, who drafted…

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Law Updates  .  Criminal Law

By Charlene Harris

26.07.21

Sticks and stones may break bones, but words … can now also be prosecuted

Last week, the Senate passed legislation which will hold big tech companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, responsible for offensive or harmful content posted on their platforms.  The Online Safety Bill both consolidates…

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Law Updates

By Phoebe Logan

28.05.21

Overhaul of NSW Sexual Consent Laws

On Tuesday 25 May 2021, New South Wales Attorney-General, Mark Speakman, announced changes that will be made to the state’s consent laws.  The new laws have already sparked the ire of the legal…

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Law Updates

By Alexis Currier

26.05.21

Euthanasia: Is the ACT getting left behind?

On 18 May 2021, the Queensland Government became the latest Australian state to announce they would be moving forward with legislating voluntary assisted dying (euthanasia). It is expected that the draft legislation to…

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Law Updates

By Charlene Harris

10.05.21

Roll Out the Red Carpet for Body Worn Cameras

The ACT Government is currently considering legislative change that would expand the types of situations in which ACT Police can use body worn cameras (“BWCs”). What is a BWC? As the name suggests,…

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Law Updates

By Alexis Currier

25.09.20

LGBTQI+ Conversion Therapy banned in the ACT

On 27 August 2020, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill. In short, the newly enacted Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Act 2020 (the Act) to…

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Law Updates

By Minuri Dharmasena

02.06.20

Not so casual workers: Full Federal Court on casual employees’ entitlements

If you are one of the 2.6 million casual workers currently employed in Australia, you may be entitled to more than you bargained for! In a decision handed down on 20 May 2020,…

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Law Updates

By Peter Woodhouse

07.04.20

High Court quashes Pell’s convictions and acquits of all charges

In one of the most awaited decisions in Australian legal history, the High Court of Australia, by a unanimous decision of all 7 judges, have today quashed the convictions of Cardinal George Pell…

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Law Updates

By Olivia Huntington

21.02.20

It’s the constitution. It’s Mabo. It’s the vibe…

A win for Indigenous people – but will the Department of Home Affairs find a way around the recent decision of the High Court? On 11 February 2020, the High Court handed down…

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Civil Law  .  Law Updates

By Alexis Currier

17.01.20

What will the changes to CTP mean for Canberrans?

With the changes to CTP Laws in the ACT expected to commence on 1 February 2020, it is integral that motorists understand what these new changes will mean for them if they are…

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