Category Archives: In My Community

Australian Law – Legalise Vaping Australia

Australia has a strict regulatory environment for vaping with a complex mix of both Federal and State laws. The Federal Government regulates the use of nicotine under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. While the States and Territories manage the laws governing the sale, age limits on purchase, display and promotion of vaping products and the […]

Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules – Law Council of Australia

The Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR) were collaboratively developed by all of the state and territory law societies and other constituent professional bodies of the Law Council, as the agreed set of professional conduct rules for all solicitors in Australia. The ASCR are a statement of solicitors’ professional and ethical obligations as derived from legislation, […]

Defamation law in Australia: A guide to how it works

What is defamation, and what is an example of defamation? Defamation is the publication of material which harms a person’s reputation. Under defamation law, this can include written material, pictures, or spoken statements. To succeed in an action in defamation, the plaintiff needs to prove that the material published by the defendant contained one or […]

How Do Bridging Visas Work? | Migration Law Australia |

Bridging visas in Australia are simply transitory visas which permit you to remain in Australia for a certain period of time. Generally, bridging visas follow the expiration of your current substantive visa, such as a Student Visa, while waiting for an application for another substantive visa to be processed. Bridging visas can be granted in […]

Is it Legal to Carry a Pocket Knife in Australia? What is the Law?

Australia has rather strict limitations when it comes to owning self-defense weapons. We’ve certainly got strict gun laws. But what about a small knife? Is it legal to carry a pocket knife in Australia for self-defense? In most states – including New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, and South Australia – it is illegal to […]

What’s the Difference Between an Infraction, Misdemeanor, and Felony?

A misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony. Felonies are the most serious crimes you can commit and have long jail or prison sentences, fines, or permanent loss of freedoms. Misdemeanors usually involve jail time, smaller fines, and temporary punishments. For example, you can be slightly over the limit during a DUI stop […]

What is a Withhold of Adjudication?

Adjudication is designed to replace expensive and time-consuming methods such as courts or arbitration. We do not charge an adjudication application fee or an administration fee. The adjudicator charges a fee after the dispute is determined. Payment and adjudication in the Australian construction industry is governed by individual State and Territory legislation. Such legislation in […]