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This Week’s Legal News

By 11 April 2014Uncategorized
New QCAT directions for Application for Order to Resolve Other Issues about Trees.

QCAT has released new directions for those applying for an order to resolve other issues about tree’s.

Timbercorp Investor Refused Leave to High Court
A timbercorp investor who was one of 200 investors seeking to recover more than $300 million is lost finances after Timbercorp Finance went into liquidation in 2009. The investor was refused leave to appeal to the High Court.
Doctor Sues QLD Gov’t for Injuries Sustained from Operating Table Height
A Queensland doctor has commenced legal proceedings against the Queensland Government over injuries sustained during an operation, cause by the height of the operating table.
New Privacy Laws Grey Area

This year saw the introduction of new privacy laws that apply to a greater range of businesses. But some potentially serious grey areas exist.

ATO Data-Matching Online Sellers
The Australian Taxation Office is committing to an undertaking to investigate online sellers to ensure that they are meeting all taxation obligations.
Australian Legal System ‘Slow, Expensive, Complicated’
50% of Australian will experience a legal problem this year. But in a recent Productivity Commission’s draft report it has come to light that most won’t get legal assistance, or come into contact with our courts of other legal institutions.
Blue Mountains Bush Fire Class Action
A group of property owners have banded together to commence a class action against Endeavour Energy over fire in the Blue Mountains last year. The litigants are blaming a fallen power pole for the massive blazes with left 700 homeless.
Ombudsman Reports: Vulnerable Children Getting Lost in NSW System.
Children are being left behind and lost in the system according to a review of child protection services in New South Wales. The review found that only 28% of children at severe risk of harm had face-to-face contact with a case worker. Over 200 vacancies exist for case workers in New South Wales, with vacancy rates in some districts reaching above 10%.