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Victims of domestic violence protected by new rental laws

An amendment to rental laws which allows victims of domestic violence to break their lease immediately has been welcomed as ‘one less problem’ for those trying to escape violent homes.

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The Impact of Amendments on De Facto and Unmarried Same-Sex Couples' Property Settlements

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The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018, which received Royal Assent in October 2018, introduced a number of changes to the Family Law Act with regard to a wide range of matters. One of these amendments concerns property settlements for de facto and unmarried same-sex couples.

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Cryptocurrencies: An Inheritance Minefield?

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If you inherited a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Cardano or Ethereum would you know what to do with it? More and more people are becoming owners of digital assets but may well not have given a great deal of thought as to how they may be passed down to the next generation. Digital currencies, in particular, can be a source of considerable stress for families that have to deal with the estate of a bereaved relative.

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NSW Government announces specialist officers to crack down on abuse of vulnerable people

The NSW Government have announced that all 58 area commands across the state will gain at least one specialist Child Protection Officer as well as a dedicated Elder Abuse Prevention Office as part of their $583m investment into the NSW Police Force.

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Proposed boarding house room caps by NSW Government

The NSW Department of Planning has recently issued a draft proposal to alter the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) concerning the number of rooms allowed per boarding house in R2 low-density residential zones.

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