13 November 2019

Making sure power is in the right hands

It’s Seniors’ Week, and while we celebrate the older members of our community and their valuable contribution to society we must also cast our minds to the areas in which our seniors are particularly vulnerable. Earlier this year, it was reported that calls to Advocare’s WA Elder Abuse Help Line in the 2018-19 financial year […]

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7 October 2019

Our offer to one WA family

We take our role in the community very seriously, working hard to ensure that West Australians have the right legal advice and the right expertise to help them get ahead. This year as we head closer to International Day of People with Disability in early December (raising awareness and celebrating the achievements and contributions of […]

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22 September 2019

The George Pell appeal – what does it mean and how does it work?

Cardinal George Pell has featured heavily in worldwide news – the latest is that Tuesday last week, Pell’s legal team lodged an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia against his child sex abuse convictions. We have been asked what exactly is ‘’special leave’’ anyway? And how do appeals actually […]

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6 September 2019

Toxic neighbours – how bad can it get?

Vegan massage therapist Cilla Carden and her fight against her neighbours over the smell of barbeque and the noise form kids playing basketball has been the talk of the town here and grabbed media attention worldwide. It has caused many of us to ask the question:  “what actually is ‘nuisance’ and what can you or […]

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7 August 2019

When social media comments cost you your job

A public servant whose anonymous tweets criticised the Government’s asylum seeker policy has lost a High Court challenge over her sacking. Michaela Banerji was sacked from her role for breaching the Australian Public Service Guidelines, after an internal investigation linked her to Twitter profile LaLegale. The LeLegale profile had frequently posted opinions critical of the […]

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29 July 2019

Caveats – what you need to know

In my property and commercial work, I am constantly faced with issues relating to caveats, from having to deal with caveats registered on my clients’ properties, to registering caveats over the property of third parties in order secure debts and protect my clients’ interests. However, caveats are far from simple – their purpose and their […]

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11 July 2019

A broadening of liability for defamatory social media posts? Moderators, page owners and trolls beware …

Since my last defamation article regarding a Facebook user being held liable for defamatory responsive comments made on his Facebook post to the tune of $100,000.00, several new cases regarding social media posts and liability for defamation have been delivered. Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766 Former Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan […]

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10 July 2019

Uncollected Goods Act – Review, a long time coming

Many aren’t aware that there are specific laws which governs how goods are to be dealt with in the event that they remain uncollected or are abandoned. The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 (“the Act”) sets out the procedure that must be followed by a ‘bailee’ (i.e. someone who is in possession of goods […]

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30 May 2019

Dora the Explorer, Tiny Teddies and Wagon Wheels – deduction claims landing a tax agent in hot water

As the end of the financial year draws near, we thought it appropriate to share this article. When completing your tax return, you’re entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income. Unfortunately for one Woolongong tax agent, his run of ‘interesting’ deduction claims on behalf of […]

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15 May 2019

When creditor’s statutory demands are defective – lessons to be learned

A creditor’s statutory demand is a mechanism created in the Corporations Act 2001 (“the Act”) for a creditor to serve notice on a company where they have reason to believe the company may be or is insolvent. To be insolvent simply means the company is unable to pay its debts as and when they aredue […]

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