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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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Government commits $662 million funding boost in aged care

The federal government pledged an additional $662 million in funding for aged care and senior Australians just one day before the Royal Commission into aged care heard its first witness.

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A Short Guide to Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs)

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) seeks to protect victims of domestic abuse and personal violence from further threats committed by the person the order has been made against.

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NSW Government Begins One Year Trial of New Emergency Services Road Rule

The NSW Government have recently introduced a one-year trial of a new road rule which will require motorists to slow down when passing emergency vehicles.

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