Law (Australia)

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My birth mother was not allowed to name her baby. But the name she gave me in her heart is real | Anonymous
Legislation once erased the original names and connections of forcibly adopted children. But even with this now addressed, family remains complicated


06, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Prosecutors seek suppression orders in case against tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle
Adelaide-based public servant blew the whistle on the use of garnishee notices to claw back debts from taxpayers

Christopher Knaus

05, Aug, 2022 @8:40 AM

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Half of Youpla insurance holders fear they won’t be able to provide culturally appropriate funeral
Survey finds collapse of insurer has left thousands worried about going into debt or even using superannuation to cover costs

Sarah Collard

03, Aug, 2022 @2:04 AM

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Renters’ rights in mouldy homes: can you get a rent reduction or compensation for damages?
Theoretically, tenants in all three of Australia’s La Niña-hit east coast states could be eligible for discounts and damage payments, but seeking them is complex

Katie Cunningham

31, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Labor announces national security law review after inquiry criticises secrecy of Witness J case
Report describes ‘unprecedented’ secrecy that ‘should not have happened and should never happen again’

Christopher Knaus

28, Jul, 2022 @8:10 AM

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Labor drops Coalition bid to overturn high court ruling that Indigenous Australians can’t be aliens
Decision by attorney general Mark Dreyfus guarantees a dozen Aboriginal non-citizens at risk of deportation will be able to stay in Australia

Paul Karp

28, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘My number one issue’: Victoria Liberal candidate has history of attacking transgender rights
Videos show Moira Deeming casting doubt on Covid vaccines and claiming schools encourage LGBTQ+ students to be ‘narcissistic’

Benita Kolovos

26, Jul, 2022 @6:51 AM

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Evidence of Afghan witnesses against Ben Roberts-Smith ‘hardly neutral’, lawyer tells court
Lawyers for Ben Roberts-Smith urge Justice Besanko to disregard evidence of Afghan witnesses, saying the men were prejudiced against Australian soldiers

Ben Doherty

25, Jul, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Labor pledges $4m for Aboriginal families affected by Youpla funeral fund collapse
The emergency relief package for families struggling to pay for burials includes a payout for expenses equal to the one they were promised by the disgraced insurer

Lorena Allam, Ben Butler and Sarah Collard

25, Jul, 2022 @3:19 AM

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ClubsNSW warned Friendlyjordies that whistleblower interview was in contempt of court
Club lobby said refusal to delete YouTube video would make ‘matters worse’ for former employee Troy Stolz

Christopher Knaus

24, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Unions warn Tony Burke against potential debate on the better-off-overall test
Workplace relations minister says he will ‘take some convincing’ on industrial relations changes as he announces gutting of building watchdog

Katharine Murphy Political editor

24, Jul, 2022 @7:21 AM

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Rushed NSW coercive control laws could discriminate against minorities, experts say
Domestic violence advocates warn drafted laws could be discriminatory if pushed through by government

Tamsin Rose

21, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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