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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 …

Reproductive Health Care Reform - Abortion Bill

Abortion Reforms: The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 (termed the ‘Abortion Bill’) was recently passed by Lower House. This article begins by outlining the crime of abortion and case law developments in the area. It then discusses the substantive elements of …

Right Of Burial: Who Has The Right To Dispose Of A Dead Body

Right of burial: who has the right to decide?

While right of burial seems like a pretty morbid subject, it is a hugely important issue for the loved ones of a deceased person and to the dignity of the deceased. I think that the following from a very old …