Australia is on the doorstep of our Asian neighbours and should be optimistic about its future in international markets, seizing opportunities to utilise its resources and energy sectors. This was the message from the Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for Resources, Energy, and Northern Australia, to delegates at the annual TerraLex Asia Pacific meeting hosted by Australian law firm Lander & Rogers.
According to Kate Jenkins, Victorian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Australia's current complaints-driven system will not resolve systemic issues of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
In a recent decision1 that could have far-reaching implications for determinations of future property settlements, the Full Court of the Family Court upheld a Federal Circuit Court judgment awarding a wife only 10% of an asset pool that largely comprised tattslotto winnings received by the husband in the first year after the couple started living together.
Last week, our Insurance Law & Litigation team hosted a presentation by Professor Anton Peleg in relation to the role of infectious disease physicians, how the speciality interacts with other specialists and hospital departments and the range of infectious disease issues relevant to medico-legal practice.
The colloquially referred to 'pre-nup' is properly known as a Financial Agreement under Australian law. Financial Agreements are available to all Australian couples, including de facto and same sex, to document arrangements in relation to their financial affairs and the division of assets in case you and your partner decide to go your separate ways at a later date.
Congratulations to Mark Parker[sitetree_link,id=137] from our Family & Relationship Law team who was named Lawyers Weekly Family Law Partner of the Year 2016.
We recently co-hosted the launch of the Justice Connect and cohealth Health Justice Partnership. The launch was also supported by LaTrobe University, Legal Services Board and the Victorian Attorney General.