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Updates to Defamation Act

Updates to the Defamation Act

As our methods of communication change and develop so do our defamation law needs. These changing needs have been recognised recently in a bill (Defamation Amendment Bill 2020) that has passed in the New South Wales upper house. It amends the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW). These reforms are aimed at reducing the number of costly… Read More

social media and family law

Social Media and Family Law: Can I Post About My Family Law Proceedings?

Social media has become a valuable tool for families going through the process of separation or divorce as it allows for easy and instant communication. Whether it’s organising parental arrangements between the separating parties or allowing parents and kids to stay connected and exchange pictures and messages, social media is undoubtedly a means of better… Read More

scams week, general advice

National Scams Awareness

With technology becoming more accessible, intelligent and widely used, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that your personal information and data is protected from scams. There has been a growth in the number of people online as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and this has caused a proliferation of scammers targeting personal information. This… Read More

independent children's lawyer

What is an Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) in Family Law?

Family law proceedings involving children can be challenging and daunting. The main concern of the court during these proceedings is to ensure that the child’s best interests are met. However, this may be challenging in certain situations, especially when there are issues of violence or conflict between parents. In these situations, it is common for… Read More

Child Support Payments

Child Support Payments – What You Need to Know

The breakdown of a relationship or marriage can be emotionally daunting, especially when children are involved.  It is not uncommon for parents to be confused when the issue comes down to child support. According to the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth), parents have the duty to maintain their children in the form of child support… Read More