Legal News - December 2011

Mel Gibson divorce finalised by LA courts
Date: Dec 30, 2011

Actor and producer Mel Gibson has had his separation from wife Robyn Gibson finalised as a judge formally approved the....

New Year's resolution - make a will
Date: Dec 29, 2011

At this time of year it is common for people to sit down and give some serious thought to how....

DIAC's humorous review serves as seasonal visa reminder
Date: Dec 28, 2011

The value afforded to businesses through the use of skilled migrant workers has long been recognised by the Department of....

New Zealand immigrants hit 50,000 in 2011
Date: Dec 23, 2011

Nearly 1,000 New Zealanders have been leaving their home country to find their fortunes in the West Island every week,....

New year could see workplace stress spill into private lives
Date: Dec 22, 2011

The increasingly connected nature of the modern workplace environment means that employees are often accessible even when they are far....

Why giving is better than receiving this Christmas
Date: Dec 21, 2011

For many people this festive season the task of choosing gifts that will bring happiness to both the receiver and....

Settlement Grants Program focus more on core community services
Date: Dec 20, 2011

New arrivals to Australia are often assisted by independent organisation that help them become self-reliant members of the community.

In the....

Britney spears did it again
Date: Dec 19, 2011

World-famous singer Britney Spears is now engaged to long-term boyfriend Jason Trawick after her former manager got down on bended....

The ageing population may impact on how to challenge a will
Date: Dec 16, 2011

The use of a valid will is a powerful tool for many to be able to have their say on....

Official adoption rates down in 2011
Date: Dec 15, 2011

The number of children adopted by local families has fallen slightly over the last financial year, continuing what has become....

Why drafting a will requires careful planning and expert advice
Date: Dec 14, 2011

The important task of drafting a will is sometimes put off because of a lack of understanding over just how....

How student migration could be improving educational targets
Date: Dec 12, 2011

The Australian government has recently released a number of papers on the developments of future university-level education targets for public....

Migration report showcases visa popularity
Date: Dec 09, 2011

As part of its quarterly review process, the Australian immigration department has made available the statistics related to the issuing....

UK student migration plan may benefit Australian institutions
Date: Dec 07, 2011

New data released by a leading authority on UK immigration has highlighted the potential flow on effects that could be....

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell files for divorce
Date: Dec 06, 2011

Leading author and former columnist for the New York Observer Candace Bushnell has reportedly filed for a divorce from her....

League legend to be immortalised in bronze
Date: Dec 05, 2011

One of Australia's best-known sports personalities will be immortalised in bronze, allowing his legend to inspire future generations.

Arthur Beetson -....

Civil Partnership Bill passed by Queensland government
Date: Dec 01, 2011

Queensland is the latest state to join a growing number of governments that have passed legislation that supports the rights....