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Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On 26 October 2017 the Federal Social Services Minister introduced two bills facilitating a Commonwealth redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

Any Interest in Determining Costs Orders?

In Averkin v Insurance Australia Limited (No 2) [2016] NSWCA 150, the NSW Court of Appeal determined costs issues arising from an insured’s successful appeal against a District Court decision which had found that an insured’s claim with respect to a $38,870 agreed value motor vehicle policy was fraudulent.

A claim by a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician against a Private Hospital

This Supreme Court decision relates to a claim by a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician against a private hospital for contribution to damages arising out of the death of a patient following an elective hysterectomy.

Why domestic violence is every employer’s business

In Australia, one woman is killed by her partner every week. Between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2010, 116 women and 75 men were killed by an offender with whom they shared a domestic relationship. These statistics are alarming!
  • 9 Jun 2016

First Gorgon LNG Shipment Departs Australia

A major milestone has been reached in Australia’s offshore energy and shipping sector with the first shipment of LNG from the Gorgon project off the north coast of Western Australia sailing on the LNG tanker Asia Excellence earlier this week. The buyer of the cargo is Chubu Electric Power in Japan.
  • 22 Mar 2016

Australia relaxes sanctions against Iran

Following Iran’s refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program, Iran has been subject to close to a decade of economic sanctions from the UN, the US, the EU, Australia and other nations.
  • 16 Feb 2016

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