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Tougher Penalties for Assaults on Frontline Workers

The NSW Government has announced reforms designed to better protect frontline workers. People who assault frontline health workers, correctional and youth justice officers and emergency services staff and volunteers will face tougher penalties under new offences the government intends to legislate by the middle of this year. The government will implement all of the recommendations […]
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Australian Govt Announces Landmark Privacy Reforms

The Federal government has announced landmark reforms to privacy laws designed to protect people’s online privacy and data and ensure that Australia’s privacy laws remain fit for purpose in the digital age. On 25 October 2021, Attorney-General Michaelia Cash released a consultation paper and draft legislation – the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and […]
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Media Outlets Considered Publishers of Third-Party Posts

In what is being heralded as a landmark decision, the High Court of Australia has confirmed that media outlets are potentially liable as publishers of defamatory comments posted on social media platforms by third-party users. On 8 September 2021, the High Court dismissed appeals from three of Australia’s largest media companies concerning whether, by posting […]
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Good Behaviour Licences

If you are an unrestricted licence holder (full licence holder) and you are suspended from driving for incurring too many demerit points, you do not have the option of appealing the suspension at Court. This can be a difficult and stressful situation for people especially if they need their licence for work. You may, however, […]
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