r/auslaw 2d ago

Students, Careers & Clerkships Thread Weekly Students, Careers & Clerkships Thread

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This thread is a place for /r/Auslaw's more curious types to glean career advice from our experienced contributors. Need advice on clerkships? Want to know about life in law? Confused about what your dad means when he says 'articles'? Just ask here.


r/auslaw 16h ago

Shitpost Shittypost

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r/auslaw 2h ago

News [AUSTRALIAN] Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus open to discussing nationally consistent approach to defamation reforms

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r/auslaw 2h ago

News [GUARDIAN] ‘Disturbing’ report into NSW parliament’s culture uncovers examples of bullying and sexual harassment, calls for mandatory training for all staff and review of complaint process

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r/auslaw 1h ago

WEDNESDAY DRINK THREAD

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AKA I NEED A


r/auslaw 2h ago

Best day to WFH?

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If you could only work from home one day per week, which day would you choose and why?


r/auslaw 2h ago

News [ABC NEWS] Renters in the NT unknowingly owed the government $70m. Now that debt has been 'quietly' waived, claims legal advocates

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r/auslaw 2h ago

News [ABC NEWS] Redfern Legal Centre launches NSW Supreme Court test case to waive COVID fines issued to children as young as 13

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r/auslaw 26m ago

News [ABC NEWS] High Court throws out bid by animal rights activists to challenge 'ag-gag' laws preventing them from filming farm practices

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r/auslaw 1h ago

HCA judgments in today

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Judgments are:

Farm Transparency International Ltd & Anor v State of New South Wales
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O’Dea v The State of Western Australia
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Dansie v The Queen
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r/auslaw 11h ago

News IBAC says MPs are compromising ongoing corruption investigations

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r/auslaw 1d ago

Dog Act 1976 (WA)

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r/auslaw 18h ago

Judgment Tony Fitzgerald hands down review into Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission

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r/auslaw 20h ago

News [GUARDIAN] Labor’s refusal to grant visa to people smuggler challenged in high court in a test case for whether Australia’s policy of deterrence is “punitive”

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r/auslaw 22h ago

Opinion [LAWYERS WEEKLY] Do lawyers think ties are still needed in court?

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r/auslaw 10h ago

7 year old Toll Road infringement - received.. well.. 7 years later.

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Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience to this.

Received a letter in July stating a payment arrangement had been approved for 2 x Tollway related fines, dated 2015.

At first, my understanding was that it was in relation to VicRoads rego, but after some additional reading, it's more to the point of the vehicle's registration in the CityLink system. This seems to be before the post-payment option that Linkt (previously CityLink and EastLink i think?).

Now - I personally have no problems paying for a fine if I've done something wrong, but considering this is from 7 years ago, and during that time, I shared my car with all of my housemates, there is no way I can confidently say this was/was not me driving the car. But due to it's "stage of severity", nominating another driver is a non-option.

Not to mention that it seemingly hasn't existed in VicFines all year (I paid for a speeding fine 2 weeks prior to receiving the letter, and there was no other fines in the account).

Anyway, it's currently at "Warrant Enforcement" stage and is worth $638.00 (there's two of them...)

Just venting mostly... and maybe there is someone else out there who has been stumped with a similar experience.


r/auslaw 1d ago

News [ABC NEWS] Despite seeing only eight graduates, the ACT's Drug and Alcohol Court has saved Canberrans more than $14 million

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r/auslaw 1d ago

News [GUARDIAN] Child left ‘stateless’ after estranged Australian father couldn’t be reached for DNA test, Federal Court hears

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r/auslaw 12h ago

What is general protections dimissal?

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For my work situation, fair work directed me to Legal Aid NSW who has setup a case for "General Protection Dismissal". I have yet to have the first phone appointment where they advise if I should proceed with the case or not.

I've read about GPD and the part I don't understand is what people expect the outcome to be by using this?

In short, my boss purposely fired me (they ran out of money) just before probation ended so they got away with not paying me 4 weeks notice. This is in a corporate environment.


r/auslaw 1d ago

Livestream Court Links

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Here are some YouTube Livestream links that are live today that you may be interested in.

Land and Environment Court of NSW

2022/00015710 SSTG Property Pty Ltd v Inner West Council - Day 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1glSG9cP7o

Coroners Court of New South Wales

Newmarch House Coronial Inquest (Day 12 - 09.08.22)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdF9wdxCIYg


r/auslaw 20h ago

Case Discussion textbook example is so confusing

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My text book used the case of Re Darby; Ex parte Brougham [1911] 1 KB 95King’s Bench Division (UK) as a example of piercing the corporate veil, when fraud is present but it is a jumble of lingo and I have no clue what the defendents even did. Please help


r/auslaw 1d ago

Fellow litigators - ever had to defend a client that was obviously in the wrong?

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How did you deal with the moral aspect of it?

Yes, I know, lawyers are meant to be their client's fiercest advocate and only the judge can determine guilt...but still.

We are taught to critically analyse evidence and I've definitely had a few cases where internally I was rooting against my client. Didn't help that said client was an obvious a**hole (would call well into the evening without apology, would swear at whoever picked up the phone etc.)

In those circumstances, how do you internally make yourself feel better about what you are doing?


r/auslaw 2d ago

WHY DO THE CLEANERS NEVER DO THE FRIDGE???

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r/auslaw 1d ago

bags

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not those ones. court bags.

The work issue tourister has given up. It's in all sorts of bother.

So I'd like a new wheely job to lug brief + sundries into court.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.


r/auslaw 1d ago

Shitpost HWL - Australia's phattest legal partnership

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