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The ISIS Facebook Hack is causing Facebook users headaches. We can help.

By |2020-10-09T16:57:28+10:00October 9th, 2020|DTL Blog|

It's a busy Facebook user's worst fear. A notification that their Facebook account is locked and notifications from friends that an image depicting the ISIS flag and terrorist propaganda has been uploaded to the person's background photo. The Facebook algorithm automatically (and permanently) shuts down accounts it detects to be [...]

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Separation under one roof (a 30 second read)

By |2020-09-30T11:42:52+10:00September 30th, 2020|DTL Blog|

We are aware of many (amicable) separations during this extremely difficult year for communities across Australia. Parties to a separated couple may have elected to live under one roof. In those circumstances it’s a good idea to keep note of when separation has occurred because this will be relevant to [...]

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Trans children and the right to gender-affirming treatment: The case of Re Imogen

By |2020-09-25T12:59:18+10:00September 25th, 2020|DTL Blog|

When do transgender children need to go to court to get treatment? The case of Re Imogen The Family Court recently heard an application by a mother of a child regarding the child’s wish to seek stage 2 hormone treatment for physical feminisation. The case is known as Re Imogen. [...]

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Tips for commercial tenants: negotiate your lease

By |2019-09-18T15:04:43+10:00September 18th, 2019|DTL Blog|

Leasing premises is a significant financial commitment and what many tenants don’t understand is how complex a commercial lease can be and how a tenant can end up facing financial or legal difficulties down the track. Therefore, it is vital that before entering into a commercial lease agreement you review [...]

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New Study on Strip Search Laws in NSW

By |2019-09-10T16:35:39+10:00September 10th, 2019|DTL Blog|

Rethinking Strip Searches by NSW Police, a new report commissioned by Redfern Legal Centre and prepared by University of New South Wales Law academics Dr Michael Grewcock and Dr Vicki Sentas has found that while strip searches are on the rise in NSW, most strip searches reveal nothing of evidential [...]

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Know your rights: New drug laws, just in time for Mardi Gras 2019

By |2019-03-01T21:48:33+10:00March 1st, 2019|DTL Blog|

With Sydney Mardi Gras fast approaching, many of us are getting ready for a weekend of celebration and as Australia’s only Out Loud and Proud law firm we want you to know your legal rights. Photographer: Vicki Kramer New drug laws allow on the spot fines for some [...]

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Community Forum: Drug laws and police search powers in NSW | 21 February 2019

By |2019-02-15T15:53:39+10:00February 13th, 2019|DTL Blog|

Come to a free legal information night at Bear Bar and learn about your rights and responsibilities when partying in NSW. Bear Bar is located beneath the Burdekin Hotel and entered from Liverpool Street. We will be explaining NSW drug laws and police search powers in the lead up to [...]

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Transferring debt in property settlements

By |2019-02-13T16:08:58+10:00February 13th, 2019|DTL Blog|

During property settlements in divorce proceedings, the Family Court or the Federal Court can make an order that a debt accumulated by one party be transferred to the other. This makes the recipient responsible for paying the respective creditor. Until recently, such orders were limited to debts incurred towards private [...]

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On the spot fines for drug possession this Australia Day long weekend

By |2019-02-01T09:51:01+10:00January 25th, 2019|Crime, DTL Blog|

The NSW Police Force will be able to issue on-the-spot fines of $400 for drug possession at three music festivals being held in Sydney over the Australia Day long weekend. There are three music festivals across the Australia Day long weekend - Electric Gardens at Centennial Park, and Hardcore Til [...]

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Alcohol consumption in public places

By |2019-01-24T15:53:05+10:00January 24th, 2019|DTL Blog|

This summer, many Australians will be taking advantage of the warm weather by picnicking in their local parks and beaches: public spaces that everyone has a right to enjoy. However, with the number of Alcohol-Free Zones in Sydney increasing from 149 in 2009 to almost 400 by 2016, a lot [...]

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