24May
Are you down with the 457?

Are you down with the 457?

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
The Federal Government took all of those in the migration law sphere completely by surprise recently when it announced (on Facebook, because it’s hip, flexible, and innovative) that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa subclass 457...
22May
Balancing the scales with employment amendment

Balancing the scales with employment amendment

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
Each successive Government wants to show the Australian people that they advance Australia fair and that, despite perceived party standing points, their Government unlike any before upholds an egalitarian system. The best way to prove their...
10Apr
Justice Delivered?

Justice Delivered?

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
We recently came into possession of a wonderful judgment from the Court of Quarter Sessions at Cowra in 1973. The judgment is fascinating both for the wonderful prose used, but also as an insight into...
13Mar
On the Beat with our Consumer Cop

On the Beat with our Consumer Cop

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has a wide range of responsibilities.  It is tasked with enforcing compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, related legislation and with “promoting competition, fair trading and...
16Jan
A Flight Path for Summary Dismissal?

A Flight Path for Summary Dismissal?

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
With the six-monthly release of our federal politician’s expenses claims comes the ritual hunting down of the most profligate spenders. The last great hunt claimed the scalp of Browyn “Chopper” Bishop, this time around the...
19Dec
The Six Million Dollar Headache

The Six Million Dollar Headache

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
The Federal Court has given pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) a bitter pill to swallow in handing down a recent judgment. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought a prosecution against RB for conduct...
21Nov

The Vibe on Defamation

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
It’s now a cliché to remark on the increasingly interconnected nature of human relationships, and the speed with which “news” can travel. Social media means that a remark made to one person can very quickly...
7Nov

63 Not Out

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
As you may have seen elsewhere Magistrate Barnes, State Coroner, handed down his findings into the tragic death of Philip Hughes on 4 November 2016. The coronial inquiry was heard between 10 and 14 October...
10Oct

Three into One Does Go

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
The long running saga of the NSW Government’s proposal to merge Cabonne, Blayney and Orange City Councils appears to be over. In its decision handed down on 7 October 2016 the Court dismissed the application...
26Sep

A Setback for Slumlords

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
All of us at one time or another have lived in houses that wouldn’t feature in lifestyle magazines. Anyone who’s been in a share house knows exactly what I mean. At least if you own...
29Aug

A Discriminating Society?

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
Discrimination is one of the areas that the law has had an increasing focus on. There are restrictions on discrimination based on racial, gender, disability, and many other grounds. Generally speaking complaints about discrimination must...
15Aug

A Dog Act?

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
The Baird government’s decision to ban greyhound racing in NSW was one of the more surprising and speedy developments in politics in recent times. The Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill 2016 was introduced into NSW parliament...
1Aug

Harder to Get, Harder to Keep

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
Those of us who have had their unrestricted licence for a while tend to get a bit down on the L and P Plate drivers, but it’s important to remember that they have it pretty...