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Disqualified drivers may apply to have their disqualifications lifted early, under proposed reforms

Disqualified drivers may apply to have their disqualifications lifted early, under proposed reforms

The Road Transport Amendment (Driver Licence Disqualification) Bill 2017 will bring about significant changes to our existing driver disqualification laws. If passed, the Bill will amend the Road Transport Act 2013 with respect to driver licence...

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NSW motorists to receive refunds on green slips – but at what cost?

NSW motorists to receive refunds on green slips – but at what cost?

Some NSW motorists will receive refunds of up to $125 on their green slips, as the state government overhauls the compulsory third party insurance scheme. Sydney motorists, who pay the most for green slips, will pocket refunds averaging $70, while country...

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Attorney-General appoints new Chief Justice of Family Court – for just one year

Attorney-General appoints new Chief Justice of Family Court – for just one year

Attorney-General George Brandis has named Chief Judge John Pascoe as the new Chief Justice of the Family Court. However the appointment comes just 14 months before he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70. Chief Judge Pascoe has already served for 13...

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What the law is and why you should know it: Psychological injury

What the law is and why you should know it: Psychological injury

Consider the following scenario: A worker injures themselves at work, just going about their business, doing their normal duties.  They see a doctor, and the doctor tells them that they hurt themselves at work because they are in an unsafe workplace. So...

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