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Terrorism was front and centre this fortnight with the judicial and executive arms of government both commenting in relation to the sentencing of, and new laws being passed in relation to same. The past fortnight also saw the announcement of a new approach to help keep victims of family violence safe, new laws announced to […]

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The criminal justice system has again dominated the last fortnight’s news feed, with an expanded role for public custody officers, the creation of a Sentencing Guidelines Council, and new laws to improve court safety and jury selection. Meanwhile, both the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar have welcomed the government’s access to justice […]

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The past fortnight saw the Supreme Court rule the detaining of children at the Barwon maximum security adult prison was unlawful. A link to the decision and links to some commentary on the decision form part of this newsletter. Over the past fortnight the Victorian Government also renewed Justice Garde’s appointment as President of VCAT […]

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On 25 May 2017 the government introduced into the House of Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 2) Bill 2017 (Bill).  The Bill implements various changes to the new superannuation regime.  One of these relates to transition to retirement income streams (TRISs) and the recipient meeting certain conditions of release.  The purpose of this […]

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A lot has been said about what needs to be done before 1 July 2017 to deal with the new changes to the super law.  The purpose of this article is to provide our view on what should be done before 1 July 2017.  It focuses on self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).  This article is […]

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Introduction There remains a degree of uncertainty in the construction industry in relation to the reach of the proportionate liability regime contained in the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) (CLA).   Despite the number of years that have elapsed since its enactment, little case law has emerged that might offer unequivocal guidance. To compound the uncertainty […]

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