Tag: Australian Law

Legal Benefits of Same-Sex Marriage

Since same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia, a lot of changes have been made to the law. It is important that same-sex couples are fully aware of their new rights. As of the 9th January 2018, it is legal for couples of the same sex to get married in Australia. Aside from gaining equality [...] Read More

Law & Order in the Real World: Miranda Rights

Everyone who has watched television for more than five minutes has seen a criminal with the cuffs slapped on and the police officer reading them their rights, lines that most of us can recite from memory just from TV: “You have the right to remain silent…” But how close is Law & Order to the [...] Read More

Australia’s Cash in Hand Economy: What you need to know

More than 5500 workers dobbed in their employer for paying cash in hand this last financial year, using the Australian Tax Office’s tip line. Over 95% made this report anonymously. The Australian Tax Office (hereafter, ATO) has estimated that across Australia, 1.6 million businesses are engaging in the practice for a variety of reasons, including [...] Read More

Bilingual Lawyers – Overcoming the Barriers to Legal Service

  In a recent article, Felicity Nelson identified the increased demand for bilingual lawyers in Australia. As Australian law firms globalise, there is more demand than ever for multilingual lawyers, however Nelson found that a shrinking number of Australian students are seeking to study a second language. Interestingly, despite the demand for bilingual lawyers being [...] Read More