Legal News - August 2011

Who can dispute a will?
Date: Aug 30, 2011

When it comes to the matter of wills and estates, many people might think that the deceased would take the....

Mel Gibson reaches child custody arrangement with Oksana Grigorieva
Date: Aug 29, 2011

Hollywood personality Mel Gibson and former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva are reported to have reached an agreement for the care of....

Skilled workers hard to find
Date: Aug 26, 2011

Business award winners have spoken up about the difficulties their industries face when it comes to sourcing labour supplies.

According to....

Sperm donor removed from birth certificate
Date: Aug 25, 2011

A NSW sperm donor had his name removed from the birth certificate of a child he fathered after a judge....

Child custody agreements could reduce stress
Date: Aug 25, 2011

Parents in the process of separation may find that their children react in a variety of ways to the situation.

Factors....

Small business owners 'concerned' about future planning
Date: Aug 23, 2011

Most family business owners are trying to keep their relatives interested in running the company after they die, a recent....

DIAC officials to visit NSW north coast
Date: Aug 22, 2011

Residents and employers on the north coast of New South Wales will have the opportunity to connect with officials from....

Will Awareness Day
Date: Aug 19, 2011

Today (August 19) is Will Awareness Day - the first annual event designed to educate Australians about how a will....

Australians are staying together for longer
Date: Aug 18, 2011

A report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies has been released that shows that married families are staying together....

Businesses and estate planning
Date: Aug 17, 2011

Many Australians do not have a valid will in place, meaning that their estate - including any business assets -....

Operation apprehends six illegal workers at Flemington Markets in Sydney
Date: Aug 16, 2011

Six people have been apprehended at Flemington Markets in Sydney after it became known that they were working illegally.

The five....

96-year-old will not face deportation
Date: Aug 15, 2011

96-year-old Gladys Jefferson is being offered alternate visa arrangements by department officials after her application for a permanent residency was....

Hollywood promotes parental reconciliation fantasies
Date: Aug 12, 2011

A slew of movies have been released in recent years that seem to celebrate the ideal of ex-partners reconciling their....

Visa priority processing information released
Date: Aug 11, 2011

Businesses looking to employ skilled migrant workers have been provided with extra resources to help them determine the length of....

Census hailed a success
Date: Aug 10, 2011

Australia held its 16th population census last night (August 9), marking 100 years of the national survey being conducted.

The Australian....

Migrant workers give farmers a hand
Date: Aug 08, 2011

According to the records of the National Farmers Federation, there are over 135,000 individual farms actively used in Australia today.

These....

Australians focus more on family
Date: Aug 04, 2011

An in-depth survey by Quantum Australia's leading social researcher David Chalke has uncovered that what Australians really value as being....

Skilled migration events hailed as successful
Date: Aug 02, 2011

In June the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) hosted a series of meetings in the United Kingdom to promote....

Court finds mother abducted children
Date: Aug 01, 2011

The family court has recently passed judgement on a mother's decision to travel to Australia with her children for a....