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Jessica Woodward-Sciulli

Staff Stories: Jessica Woodward-Sciulli

For as long as I can remember I’ve always had an aptitude for arguing – my mother can attest to this fact. I got my first taste of advocacy at 12 years old, when I joined my primary school debate …

Aged Care Reform

Aged Care Budget band-aid – “It will not be enough”

With an ageing population and an ongoing crisis in aged care, Australia is at a flashpoint, desperate for much needed government spending and reform.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (2800 pages) resulted in 148 recommendations to …

Pseudonym Orders - Anonymity In Legal Proceedings

Anonymity in Legal Proceedings: Pseudonym Orders

Judicial officers (ie magistrates, judges, and justices) have the power to grant what is known as a ‘pseudonym order’ to protect a person’s anonymity. Sometimes, a litigant wishes to remain anonymous in order to protect their identity. The same can …

Emergency Services Personnel - Train Derailment

Derailment’s effect on emergency services personnel

The recent train derailment North of Melbourne, killing the train driver and pilot as well as injuring 11 passengers, has sparked conversations around the immediate and ongoing effects that these incidents have on the mental health of emergency services staff. …

Loss Of Consortium

Damages for loss of consortium?

‘Loss of consortium’ is a common law head of damages that allows a husband to claim compensation for loss of certain marital rights/services, in circumstances where his wife has suffered injury resulting from the wrongful act of another. It is …

What Is A Vexatious Litigant ?

When Enough is Enough: The Vexatious Litigant

A vexatious litigant is someone who persistently commences court action solely to harass another, or for an ulterior purpose. Litigation may be classified as vexatious where it is repetitive, burdensome and/or meritless.

The Supreme Court (the Court) on its own …