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Coal mine owners now responsible for subsidence damage they cause

Coal mine owners now responsible for subsidence damage they cause

For the first time ever, new mining reforms will put the responsibility of subsidence damage on coal mine owners. Property owners in NSW are set to benefit from these reforms which will see coal mine owners be directly accountable for the damage their...

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NSW’s controversial Surety Bond Scheme terminated after being deemed ‘unlawful’

NSW’s controversial Surety Bond Scheme terminated after being deemed ‘unlawful’

The NSW government’s controversial surety bond scheme has been scrapped after a court last week deemed it unlawful. The scheme was introduced last year to protect Trustee & Guardian’s (TAG) clients from being “ripped off” by family members who were...

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Calling triple-0 when there is no emergency can be an offence

Calling triple-0 when there is no emergency can be an offence

In circumstances where a person calls “000” with the intention of inducing a false belief that an emergency exists (aka, a ‘hoax call’), the person may be charged with a criminal offence, for which the penalties can include imprisonment of up to three (3)...

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Compensation awarded to family of Canberra woman who died giving birth

Compensation awarded to family of Canberra woman who died giving birth

A Canberra woman’s family has been awarded $1.2 million in compensation six years after she died giving birth at Canberra’s Calvary Hospital. Corrina Medway had pre-eclampsia when she gave birth to twin girls in May 2011. After delivery, Ms Medway complained of severe...

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