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Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry is a powerful word. For people receiving an apology it can validate and acknowledge their feelings and emotions and can be an important step on the path to healing. In a legal context saying sorry was equated with admitting fault for the incident giving rise to...

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Can Someone Unrelated to Me Make a Claim on My Estate?

Can Someone Unrelated to Me Make a Claim on My Estate?

 In Victoria, if you are not included as a beneficiary under a Will, you can apply to the Supreme Court of Victoria for provision under Part IV of the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic) (“the Act”).  The Act provides that persons eligible to apply are:  The...

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I Have Been Left Out Of A Will. What Can I Do?

I Have Been Left Out Of A Will. What Can I Do?

The death of a loved one is difficult. Unfortunately it can become more difficult should you have been left out of the Will or if the provision made for you in the Will is not what you had expected.  The law recognises a basic principle of freedom to testation - that...

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Does Pell Have Grounds to Sue for Defamation?

Does Pell Have Grounds to Sue for Defamation?

The High Court has ruled in favour of Cardinal Pell after serving just over a year of a six-year sentence for the sexual abuse of two choirboys.  He has now walked free from Barwon Prison and living in Sydney. In his first television interview since being freed...

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Australia’s Wage Theft Scandal, Big Names and Bigger Bucks

Australia’s Wage Theft Scandal, Big Names and Bigger Bucks

Wage theft, it’s the hot workplace topic of the moment with many of Australia’s favourite brands and personalities embroiled in the scandal. Woolworths is just the most recent of a long list of Australian employers stepping into the underpayment spotlight, with the...

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No One Believed Them

No One Believed Them

Imagine learning your baby daughter had died because she had swallowed a button battery, which could have been detected if only medical staff had listened to you.   This is the tragic and heart-breaking experience of one family. In early 2015, Bella, a lively and...

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