25Sep
School Bully to Pay!

School Bully to Pay!

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
We all know that schoolyards are the perfect place for a bully to rule the roost and torment their peers. But it’s not just children who bully each other and in this particular case, the...
18Sep
Driver’s Licence Disqualification Reforms

Driver’s Licence Disqualification Reforms

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
If you’ve spent any time in the Local Court, you will probably know that it’s commonplace for disqualified drivers to jump behind the wheel notwithstanding being disqualified. The Bureau of Crime Statistic and Research has...
1Sep
Criminalising Revenge Porn

Criminalising Revenge Porn

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
Paris Hilton did it… and unfortunately most people saw her do it. Years later, following Paris’ classy lead, Kim Kardashian followed suit and her career rocketed from non-existent to omni-present. In New South Wales however,...
16Aug
Democracy is in the air!

Democracy is in the air!

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
It’s not only spring in the air in the Central West this year, those of us with all of our olfactory senses can also get a strong whiff of democracy on the breeze. Local Government...
17Jul
What Constitutes ‘Work Drinks’?

What Constitutes ‘Work Drinks’?

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
Picture this… one day your employer invites you and your work mates to an exclusive, staff only party. It’s a soft opening of a new hip bar in town. The invitation states that there will...
3Jul
Grapes of Wrath – Slipping and Winning

Grapes of Wrath – Slipping and Winning

by Michael Evans  Comments (0)
There is no denying it. The fruit and vegetable aisles of our supermarkets are dangerous. Couple this accident-prone area with poor choice of footwear (think thongs, however ugg boots are probably ill-advised too) and you...
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...