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JOY Law: the scourge that is family violence

Monica Blizzard joined me recently on JOY Law to talk about the very serious topic of family violence. During the show, we discussed: the alarming statistics regarding the incidence of family violence in Australia; defining patterns of behaviour; legislative change to protect against all forms of violence – not just physical violence; and getting support … Read more

MLA ad banned following independent review


Posted By on 7/12/17

In a rare move, an Advertising Standards Board ruling regarding an ad by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has been overturned following an independent review. What happened? To celebrate spring lamb, MLA produced an ad entitled “You never lamb alone” and which depicted a group of religious icons and deities sitting down to enjoy an … Read more

JOY Law: transgender youth & legal rights

My colleague in the KHQ Family & Relationship Law team, Bronwyn Montgomery, joined me on JOY Law to discuss legal issues regarding transgender youth and minors, including: parental responsibility and the role of both parents until the child turns 18 years of age; medical interventions requiring consent beyond normal parental responsibility; two stages requiring consideration … Read more

TPG fined for infringing spam laws


Posted By on 20/11/17

In a warning to businesses which engage in email marketing, telecommunications giant TPG has been fined by the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) for breaching the Spam Act 2003 (the Act). Background Under the Act, businesses sending commercial electronic messages, such as e-newsletters and marketing emails, must comply with (amongst other things) three key … Read more

JOY Law: who gets the pets? Property settlement when relationships end

My colleague in the KHQ Family & Relationship Law team, Bonnie Phillips, joined me on JOY Law to discuss matters concerning property settlement when relationships end. We talked about the steps to working through a property settlement, including: proving relationship status (a key consideration given same sex marriage it not yet legal in Australia); agreeing … Read more