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On the 28th of June 2018, the Federal Government introduced amendments to the Family Law Act proposing that victims of family violence will no longer be subjected to cross-examination by their perpetrators in family law proceedings. Prior to the proposed...read more
When it comes to the family law system, the increase in patrons engaging in the Court system means a lot more than struggling to find a park or having to stand in the foyer. It is also a contributing factor to lengthy delays and obstructed access to...read more
There are few professionals we trust more than doctors. Surely, we think, in this modern age, medical professionals simply would not be able to operate negligently within the confines of a hospital. At least, they’d very soon be caught out. We assume that...read more
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse wrapped up last year and recommended that a National Redress Scheme be introduced to compensate victims of institutional child sexual abuse. In line with the Prime Minister’s claim...read more
Claim farming is the practice of making unsolicited calls to persons that may recently have been involved in an accident, in hopes of referring the person to a law firm. Although it controversially targets people that may be extremely vulnerable or...read more
The Australian family law system is undergoing some changes. A review is currently underway with a view to reform aspects of the system causing delays. Ex-Chief Justice Diana Bryant, who retired October 2017, recently spoke out about the family court’s...read more