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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
Rank this Week: 98

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: 182

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 16

    The Hague comes up with a draft guide to grave risk under the Hague Convention

    The Hague comes up with a draft guide to grave risk under the Hague Convention
    When family lawyers and judges talk about The Hague Convention, often the one of many that they will be the 1980 Hague Convention, which deals with civil aspects of international child abduction. This Convention has so permeated the thinking…
Rank this Week: 587

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/
Rank this Week: 885

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: 953

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: 1065

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 1086

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

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

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    CQMS v Bradken Resource

    CQMS v Bradken Resource
    Case: CQMS Pty Ltd v Bradken Resources Pty Limited [2016] FCA 847.Judge: Dowsett J.NotesConstruction of mechanical claimsWear assemblies and ground engaging tools for mining and constructionPatent Attorneys should not be sending out…
  • Aug 30

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
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Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 4

    Determine your law firm’s destiny

    Determine your law firm’s destiny
    The way legal services are delivered to clients and how firms are structured to do so, should undergo a significant transformation. This must also be factored into planning for the future.…
  • Aug 1

    Don’t rush to join the ‘anti-Performance Review’ herd!

    Don’t rush to join the ‘anti-Performance Review’ herd!
    It seems a momentum is developing in the corporate world for organisations to move away from performance reviews, certainly the once a year, formal jobs. It is only a matter of time before this trend gets some traction within the…
Rank this Week: 1984

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: 2012

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 – 155 & 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: 2534

The Perth Asian Lawyer

The Perth Asian Lawyer

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

http://tanandtanlawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Tan and Tan Lawyers sponsor the 2017 An-Yu Badminton Academy Junior Tournament

    Tan and Tan Lawyers sponsor the 2017 An-Yu Badminton Academy Junior Tournament
    Dear readersIt is on again and this time at Armadale. Tan and Tan Lawyers are proud to sponsor this annual junior badminton event.Come and see the top WA juniors in Perth compete in this annual event.
  • Jun 26

    The 2017 Sleepout as a homeless lawyer

    The 2017 Sleepout as a homeless lawyer
     My traditional lambshanks and glass of wine before braving the wind as a homeless lawyer.The 4 amigos for 8 years, Barry, Shane, Bob and myself.Dear friendsI survived the 2017 CEO Sleepout.In fact having done this for 8 years, I…
  • Jun 20

    The 2017 CEO Sleepout raising funds for the homele

    The 2017 CEO Sleepout raising funds for the homele
    Dear friends and readers,In 2 more nights I will be sleeping as a homeless lawyer for the 8th year in a row to raise funds for the homeless in the 2017 CEO Sleepout.It is supposed to be a rainy night. I have tried my best to fund raise…
Rank this Week: 3121

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 3831

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/
Rank this Week: 3868

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/
  • Sep 20

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada
    On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed new regulations in the Canada Gazette, which set out specifics regarding the mandatory data breach reporting requirements under the Personal Information Protection and…
  • Sep 11

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk
    The Equifax breach will likely devour the entire breach news cycle in the near term, given the size of the incident and that it gets to the essence of the company’s business of maintaining some of the most sensitive consumer…
  • Aug 29

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    Earlier this month, Delaware revamped its data breach notification law, with changes to go into effect April 14, 2018.  Most notably, the new law requires any entity that has suffered a data breach that includes social security numbers…
Rank this Week: 3909

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 3952

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/
  • Sep 18

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban
    On Wednesday, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted to begin the rule making process that could lead to a fracking ban in parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Commission, which regulates the Delaware River…
  • Aug 2

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit
    On 18 July 2017, INEOS was granted an environmental permit to drill an exploratory borehole to take core shale samples at a site near Common Road, Harthill, South Yorkshire. It was the second permit granted by the Environment Agency (EA) to…
  • Jul 30

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule
    The US Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would rescind Obama-era fracking regulations. The regulations, which were promulgated in 2015 and related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands, had never…
Rank this Week: 4060

Wayne Dawkins Lawyers' Perth…

Wayne Dawkins Lawyers' Perth Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and separation in Australia.

http://www.waynedawkinslaw.com.au/blog/
  • 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:…
  • Jul 9

    Protecting Your Belonging

    Protecting Your Belonging
    My friend told me that I should move as many of my personal belongings into her house as I can in case my ex doesn’t let me have them. Should I do that? When you’re separating, it can be tempting to move your belongings out of the…
Rank this Week: 4397

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
  • Aug 24

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio
    This has been a crazily busy eight-day visit to Australia but so productive.  It was marked by days of intense activities and meetings and more, making connections in ANU and UNE, giving an all day workshop on simulated clients…
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
  • Aug 19

    ‘Curriculum is technology’: Affordances of ePortfolios.

    ‘Curriculum is technology’: Affordances of ePortfolios.
    This is the title of a plenary I gave in ANU on Friday at the launch of the university’s ePortfolio.  Slides at the tab above and on Slideshare.  I was also on the panel discussion, and later videotaped in interview for the…
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