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Revenge Porn

On 21 February 2019 the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) became law. The Act amended the definition section of the Criminal Code (“the Code”), and added a new section 223. Together, the amendments criminalise the distribution – or the threat of distribution – of an intimate image or

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The new External Conduct Standards

In late 2017, the Australian Federal Government announced a series of reforms to the operations of charities that occur overseas, including basic religious charities, in the form of proposed External Conduct Standards (in addition to the ACNC Governance Standards). The External Conduct Standards are now law, having commenced on 23 July 2019. They are set

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All charities with any overseas activity need to consider the new External Conduct Standards (even if sending a small one time gift)

Preserving Charitable Assets within Charitable Purposes Following Andrew Lind’s recent papers in Melbourne, including at the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference on the External Conduct Standards, here are some headlines for all charities to consider:  1. The External Conduct Standards (ECSs) commenced on 23 July 2019. 2. The external conduct standards

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Child Maintenance After 18

Typically, child support is only payable until the relevant child becomes a legal adult. That is, the day the child officially turns 18, any child support agreement becomes void. However, there are two main exceptions to this rule found under section 66L of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘the Act’), where child support can

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Restraint of Trade Clauses: Drafting, Enforcing and Litigating

Restraint of Trade: Valid or Void? Which of the following interests take precedence in the context of an employer seeking to restrain a former employee? The interests of an employee in being able to earn a living by using his or her legitimately obtained skills, experience and knowledge; The interests of the public in being

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Is It Really Domestic Violence?

Despite the prevalence of domestic violence in Australian families, community attitudes still seem to be ‘out of step’ with the facts. As a first step to helping someone who is in an abusive relationship, it’s important to know how the law defines domestic violence. In Queensland, this primarily means looking at the Domestic and Family

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