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Can You Obtain Damages for Distress, Anxiety and Depression Caused by Breach of a Building Contract?

Filed under: Corporations Law, Administrative Law, Consumer Law

Ms Powlett owned a property in Daylesford, Victoria, where she rented a timber cottage as holiday accommodation. She decided to expand her business...

Is the Melbourne Cup office sweep legal?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Administrative Law

It’s the race that stops a nation! And if your office is anything like ours, the excitement will be palpable and every single person in your workplace...

Can a person lose their Australian citizenship?

Filed under: Administrative Law

There are a number of ways that an Australian citizen may lose their citizenship voluntarily. However, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection...

When will a person be declared legally dead under Australian law?

Filed under: Estate Planning, Administrative Law

It’s often remarked that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. We’ll ignore the taxes component and instead, we’ll take a closer look at...

Is a Further ‘Deposit’ payable on Termination of a Contract for the Sale of Land an Unenforceable Penalty?

Filed under: Corporations Law, Administrative Law, Competition and Consumer Law, Contracts and Agreements, Consumer Law

Some contracts for the sale of land require payment of an additional ‘deposit’ amount, if the contract is terminated.

Are government decisions reviewable?

Filed under: Administrative Law

Some Federal and State government bodies have mechanisms where a person may make an inquiry as to how that body came to the decision affecting the individual....

Why is the Governor-General Australia’s head of state?

Filed under: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

Most Australians would be aware that our head of state isn’t the Prime Minister, but rather, it is the Governor-General, while the Queen is Australia’s...

High Court Clarifies Application Of Principles Relating To Assessment Of Contractual Damages

Filed under: Administrative Law

In Clark v Macourt [2013] HCA 56 the High Court has clarified the application of the principle that contract damages are to be awarded, so far as money...

A Supreme Court Reminder About The Importance Of Information Barrier Protocols

Filed under: Administrative Law

In Zani v Lawfirst Pty Ltd trading as Bennett & Co [2014] WASC 75 the Supreme Court of Western Australia examined the effectiveness of an information barrier...

WA Supreme Court On Contempt For Improper Communications With Other Parties, Their Legal Advisers And The Court

Filed under: Administrative Law

In this case the Court helpfully distils the principles of contempt of Court, in particular governing communications with the Court, other parties and...

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