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Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    New heads of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court appointed

    New heads of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court appointed
    It is with some sadness to me that Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia has retired. Her Honour after being appointed as a Senior Counsel, was appointed as the first head of the then Federal Magistrates Court, before…
  • Jul 18

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia
    Tonight I attend a function recognising the service of Justice Michelle May, who is retiring after many years of service from the Family Court of Australia.I had the privilege many years ago of briefing her when she was junior counsel; and…
  • Jul 16

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator
    Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has released the following statement:protecting family violence victims from beingcross-examined by alleged perpetratorsToday, I release draft legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to…
Rank this Week: 741

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 695

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • May 23

    Staying arbitration: Kraft, Bega, Warner Bros and Mad Max

    Staying arbitration: Kraft, Bega, Warner Bros and Mad Max
    In the face of misleading and deceptive conduct litigation in Australia, O’Callaghan J has granted injunctions restraining Kraft from pursuing its arbitration claims in New York against Bega’s sale and promotion of Bega Peanut…
  • May 16

    IP Laws Amendment ( Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 etc) Bill 2018

    IP Laws Amendment ( Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 etc) Bill 2018
    The Senate Economics Committee requires submissions on the (intellectual property) Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 bill to be submitted by 1 June 2018
  • May 15

    Patent cases in the Federal Court

    Patent cases in the Federal Court
    A statistical survey of patent litigation in the Federal Court of Australia
Rank this Week: 4463

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2315

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • May 23

    FCA speech – Turning technology against criminal

    FCA speech – Turning technology against criminal
    On 22 May 2018, the FCA published a speech by Megan Butler (Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists, FCA) entitled Turning technology against criminals. Key points in the speech include: it is important…
  • May 23

    PRA consults on approach to EU Securitisation Regulation

    PRA consults on approach to EU Securitisation Regulation
    On 22 May 2018, the PRA published Consultation Paper 12/18: Securitisation – the new EU framework and Significant Risk Transfer (CP12/18). The proposals in CP12/18 are relevant to all PRA authorised Capital Requirements Directive IV…
  • May 23

    EBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modelling

    EBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modelling
    On 22 May 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published two consultation papers on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying an economic downturn and on a set of guidelines related to the estimation of loss given default…
Rank this Week: 2312

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 22

    OCR proposes to share HIPAA data breach settlements with victim

    OCR proposes to share HIPAA data breach settlements with victim
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this November on potentially sharing HIPAA breach settlements with victims. The notice would solicit…
  • Apr 30

    OIG launches new compliance resource portal

    OIG launches new compliance resource portal
    The OIG recently launched a new compliance resource portal, compiling some of its resources into one user-friendly webpage. The Compliance Resource Portal provides a list of links to categories of “handy resources for the public that…
  • Apr 27

    CMS FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule targets interoperability, transparency and burden reduction

    CMS FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule targets interoperability, transparency and burden reduction
    On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital prospective payment system (LTCH PPS) proposed rule. CMS proposes…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2097

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 2900

The Perth Asian Lawyer

The Perth Asian Lawyer

Covers family and business law in Australia. By Raymond Tan.

http://tanandtanlawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The 4th Annual An Yu and Tan and Tan Lawyers Family Cup

    The 4th Annual An Yu and Tan and Tan Lawyers Family Cup
    Dear readersYes, this is our 4th year of sponsoring the An Yu and Tan and Tan Lawyers Family Cup. It is to foster family bonding through badminton.We just sponsored the Tan and Tan Lawyers 6th Golf Tournament last weekend. Now we are looking…
  • Mar 8

    Tan and Tan Lawyers sponsor the An Yu Team Badminton Tournament 2018

    Tan and Tan Lawyers sponsor the An Yu Team Badminton Tournament 2018
    Dear friendsTan and Tan Lawyers and An Yu Badminton Academy have decided to sponsor a new tournament. The other sponsors are Jooyyume Sports Training and Wang Zheng Badminton Academy. The event is a team tournament. The age groups are…
  • Jan 8

    What is elder abuse?

    What is elder abuse?
    Dear readers,I have to confess, I have been slack in my legal blog lately.So, I thought I should make a change this new year.The Tan and Tan Lawyers website is going through an update and should be up in 2 week's time.The practice has been…
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paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Apr 19

    Multimedia, multimodal: rip, mix, replay

    Multimedia, multimodal: rip, mix, replay
    I gave a paper at Osgoode Professional Development (OPD) yesterday, on ‘Multimedia learning: 2002-18: A case study across a century of digital learning’ – slides beneath the Slides tab above.  Our focus in the workshop…
  • Mar 9

    Legal Innovation & Education Conference, Toronto

    Legal Innovation & Education Conference, Toronto
    I’m at Osgoode for the next couple of months, and yesterday attended the Legal Innovation & Education Workshop organised by the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, Thomson Reuters (TR) and Osgoode Hall Law School‘s…
  • Dec 6

    Final thoughts: UNSW legal education research conference

    Final thoughts: UNSW legal education research conference
    This was a great conference.  I so enjoyed being back in Australia, meeting up with colleagues and friends again, and hearing what they were doing.  I wanted it to go on for days.  The programme is a tribute to the typical…
Rank this Week: 2090

Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • Apr 17

    Listening by leaders – it’s part-science, part-art

    Listening by leaders – it’s part-science, part-art
    I am often asked for my views on the main challenges faced by leaders, or what to look for in potential leaders. While internal thought processes immediately scurry through dozens I have come across from experience and recent assignments, on…
  • Sep 5

    New angle on NewLaw

    New angle on NewLaw
    My colleague Jordan Furlong and I penned an article in August 2014 on NewLaw  for the ALPMA website. In that we defined NewLaw as “any strategy, structure, model, process or way of delivering legal services that…
  • Sep 5

    New angle on NewLaw

    New angle on NewLaw
    My colleague Jordan Furlong and I penned an article in August 2014 on NewLaw  for the ALPMA website. In that we defined NewLaw as “any strategy, structure, model, process or way of delivering legal services that…
Rank this Week: 3660

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Feb 28

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa
    A new study published this month purports to link seismic activity in Kansas to wastewater disposal associated with hydraulic fracturing. Justin Rubinstein, the lead researcher, suggested that further research was needed to examine the…
  • Jan 26

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health
    Last month, in an article published in the journal Science Advances, economics professors at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles attempted to link fracking to low birth weight. The…
Rank this Week: 2308

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?
    According to the Wikipedia, a blockchain is "a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and…
  • Feb 2

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?
    According to the Wikipedia, a blockchain is "a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and…
  • Jan 16

    European patent work unaffected by Brexit

    European patent work unaffected by Brexit
Rank this Week: 4302

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

A blog about social, and legal issues that cause me to take pause. By Paul Hunt.

http://www.inthelife.net
  • Dec 5

    When Using Technology is The Crime

    When Using Technology is The Crime
    Hello again Dear Reader,Today I’d like to follow up on a Blog from October titled ‘Fantasising Online. Is it a Crime?’. If you haven’t read it, might be worth hitting pause here and going back for a read. I can…
  • Nov 16

    Same sex Marriage and Teen Suicide Prevention

    Same sex Marriage and Teen Suicide Prevention
    Hello again Dear Reader,Today I’d like to take the opportunity to follow up on yesterday’s Blog ‘Where is the Love’, which begged the question...when is a loving relationship wonderful and acceptable to society and…
  • Oct 14

    Fantasising online. Is it a crime?

    Fantasising online. Is it a crime?
    Hello again Dear Reader,Today I would like to start by offering you a hypothetical. Let's pretend that you are a senior judge in your country's judicial system (and if you really are, just go along with it!).A person has been brought before…
Rank this Week: 1503

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Milton Griffin QC launches Pride in Law

    Milton Griffin QC launches Pride in Law
    On Friday, Milton Griffin QC was the keynote speaker at the launch of Pride in Law, Australia's first LGBTIQ networking association. Here is his moving speech: <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> …
  • Nov 19

    Parliament will debate equal marriage laws ahead of referral to High Court: Pyne

    Parliament will debate equal marriage laws ahead of referral to High Court: Pyne
    The Leader of the House, Christopher Pyne, has made plain the Government's determination to amend the Marriage Act by Christmas: "The Australian people expect their Parliament to respect the clear mandate of themarriage survey and…
  • Nov 13

    James Patterson's proposed abolition of honeymoons for same sex couple

    James Patterson's proposed abolition of honeymoons for same sex couple
    Sometimes I wake up and wonder what rubbish I have to read that some Parliamentary draftsman has prepared which has then been passed by Parliament and is yet more red tape called legislation or regulation. This morning I woke up to read one…
Rank this Week: 3926

Eric Butler Solicitor Blog

Eric Butler Solicitor Blog

Covers wills in Australia.

http://www.willdisputespecialist.com.au/blog/
Rank this Week: 1620

Wayne Dawkins Lawyers' Perth…

Wayne Dawkins Lawyers' Perth Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and separation in Australia.

http://www.waynedawkinslaw.com.au/blog/
  • Sep 26

    After Separation – The Business of Parenting

    After Separation – The Business of Parenting
    Parents separating isn’t the main problem for kids – how you separate is. When a couple separate they end their life partnership. If the couple has children they then begin their post separation parenting partnership. When…
  • Sep 21

    Why you should seriously consider the Collaborative Process?

    Why you should seriously consider the Collaborative Process?
    Why you should seriously consider the Collaborative Process for your Family Law case? http://www.waynedawkinslaw.com.au/collaborative-divorce/ In the August 2017 edition of Brief, the monthly magazine published by The Law Society of Western…
  • Jul 26

    The Future of Family Law

    The Future of Family Law
    Why I believe the Collaborative process is the future for Family Law is summed up by Suzan Barrie Aiken, the President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals who said in The Collaborative Review 2017 Vol 16 Iss 1:…
Rank this Week: 2517

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Mar 15

    Renewing Permanent Residency – 155 & 157 Resident Return Visa

    Renewing Permanent Residency &ndash; 155 &amp; 157 Resident Return Visa
    . Is your Australian permanent residency visa about to expire? Or has it expired already? Do you need to apply for a visa in order to travel overseas and return to Australia? You may be able to apply for a Subclass 155 Resident Return…
  • Apr 12

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa
      The Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer. There are two separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa. You can satisfy the requirements…
  • Jun 23

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa
      The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186…
Rank this Week: 3186

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. By Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au/legal-advice
  • Feb 28

    Social media lawyer favours online collaboration

    Social media lawyer favours online collaboration
    Web developments are providing new possibilities for collaboration. They involve new ways of using blogs, portals, extranets, intranets, podcasts, wikis or other forms of what might be broadly termed social media or social software. You could…
  • Feb 28

    Social media and the law - book review

    Social media and the law - book review
    Social media is an inevitable and integral part of the lives of most individuals around the world seeking to communicate and share information. In terms of businesses and other organisations, social media is  largely a marketing channel…
  • Feb 28

    Letter of Demand Specie

    Letter of Demand Specie
    Sending a letter of demand (cease and desist letter) is like laying the foundation of a very tall building. Everything that follows in that dispute is built upon that foundation. For disagreements with customers, clients, suppliers, service…
Rank this Week: 1817

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Apr 29

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2015 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
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Oikos

Oikos

Covers environmental and economic issues. By David Jeffery.

http://greenomics.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    The Oikos archive

    The Oikos archive
    Welcome to the archives of the Oikos blog.Oikos is a blog I authored from 2005 to 2009, focussing on environmental economics and environmental policy in Australia.If you'd like to contact me, please email me at ozelaw[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au.…
  • Nov 25

    Some quick thoughts on the Oz emissions trading scheme

    Some quick thoughts on the Oz emissions trading scheme
    We have a good idea now of what the so-called Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is going to look like, after the Government and Opposition hammered out a deal on Tuesday and it was endorsed (barely) by the Liberal Party in a turbulent day…
  • Oct 19

    Ken Henry on tax reform

    Ken Henry on tax reform
    If the tax structure from early last century prevailed today, we would have to raise $40 billion from excise and $230 billion from tariffs to meet today's revenue demand. At that rate the excise on a schooner of beer would be around 7 times…
Rank this Week: 1740