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High Court Decides Who is The Daddy in Sperm Donor Case

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We recently wrote about a significant case that had reached the High Court (“Who’s the Daddy”? Sperm Donor’s Parental Dispute Reaches the High Court). This case has been widely reported and, on the 19 June 2019, the High Court delivered its decision.

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Challenging a Development When Time Limit for Appeal has Expired

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A recent decision in the NSW Land and Environment Court, Wingecarribee Shire Council v Uri Turgeman t/a Uri Design (2018) provided a reminder of the factors that will be considered by the Court when challenging a development after the expiry of the appeal period.

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Bribery and Corruption: Commercial Fraud and the Proceeds of Crime

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In March 2019, The Sydney Morning Herald reported on an alleged $40 million corporate fraud investigation instigated on claims by a whistleblower within National Australia Bank. The alleged, a company director, was arrested and charged with over 50 bribery and corruption offences. It follows a 12-month investigation by the state’s financial crimes squad.

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Text Message Ruled Admissible: Are Statements in Negotiations now Admissible Evidence?

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Background

There are some provisions of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) that are excluded from some Family Law proceedings. However, when drafting an affidavit, legal practitioners still need to consider the operation of a number of provisions of the Evidence Act, including Section 131(1).

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A Scar on the Landscape: Council Fined

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Recently ABC News (24.12.18) reported that the northern NSW council of Clarence Valley had been fined for harming an ancient Aboriginal “scar” tree that was important to Aboriginal culture. The scarred red/black bean tree had been registered as a culturally modified tree in 1995 on the Aboriginal Site Register. This meant that it was an offence to harm or desecrate the tree.

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