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18 March 2014

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Criminal Law

What is Self Defence? Under Australian Criminal law, self-defence is a complete defence from criminal liability. A person may be exonerated from criminal responsibility for causing injury or even death in defence of his person; or defence of property (in a limited extent), or in defence of another person (normally a relative). Note: Criminal law is primarily […]

26 November 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Consumer Law

CPI Adjustments, Why Telstra is Suing NBN Co. An agreement signed by Telstra Corp. Ltd. and the National Broadband Network Co. (NBN), has caused quite a stir. But why is Telstra suing NBN? In June 2011 the companies entered into an $11.2 billion contract. The contract gives NBN Co. rental access to Telstra’s communication network […]

8 November 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Traffic Law

Recent events in Victoria have brought to light the importance of roadworthiness, and some scary statistics in regards to compliance. A surprising  number of vehicles are not roadworthy, are without roadworthy certification, or are defective. In Victoria you are required to obtain a roadworthy inspection for your vehicle under the following circumstances: – If the […]

25 October 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Criminal Law

Protesting is an essential part of democracy, but it is also important to regulate its occurrence so it doesn’t cause more harm than good. This article explores some of the regulations in place in Queensland and how to conform with them, and should point you in the right direction should you wish to stage a successful protest in Qld.

8 August 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Consumer Law

Contractual arrangements are incredibly commonplace. Such arrangements can vary from purchasing milk at the corner store to the purchasing of large shopping centres, or industrial equipment. When Can We Consider a Contract Valid? The general principles in contract law assume all contracts to be valid, unless proven otherwise. In Australia, the following elements must be […]

7 August 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Youth Law

Child Naming Laws in Australia When the royal couple Duke William and Duchess Catherine of Cambridge were expecting their baby, the people all over the world were just as excited as the royal family. Everybody wanted to know whether the baby would be a boy or girl, when it was to be born, and what […]

3 July 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: General Law

What is Defamation? Defamation is the publication of a defamatory matter about an identifiable person. Publication can be oral, in writing or by an image. For a matter to be published it must be communicated to a person other than the person being defamed. A defamatory matter can be any imputation that is likely to […]

28 April 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: Traffic Law

How Do I apply for a Workers License? A work license is also called a restricted license, provisional license, or day license. It is a work permit issued pursuant to Section 87 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. The holder of workers license is permitted to drive for work despite the suspension […]

12 April 2013

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by: Australia Lawyers

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Categories: General Law, Personal Injury Law

Remember James Ashby. He is the guy who sued the commonwealth, alleging it had failed to provide a safe workplace. He alleged that the now backbencher, Peter Slipper made unwelcome advances towards him and sent him explicit and sexually suggestive text messages. Well, the matter was settled, and Ashby has reportedly walked away with a […]