Conservatorship and #FreeBritney – What do our laws say about this in Australia?
On 23 June 2021, Britney Spears appeared in a Los Angeles Court and spoke about her conservatorship. This conservatorship has allowed Britney’s father to manage her personal and financial affairs since 2008. On 30 June 2021, the court denied Britney’s request to have her father removed as conservator. A key...Read More
War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith brings Nine to court for defamation
On Monday 7 June 2021, a high-profile defamation trial commenced in the Federal Court in Sydney. War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has brought Nine Entertainment Co to court for defamation after they published articles in 2018 that alleged Roberts-Smith was involved in unlawful killings while on deployment in Afghanistan and also...Read More
What if parents disagree on vaccination?
When deciding whether to vaccinate a child, parents should ideally consult with each other and reach a decision together. However, the Family Court does have power to make orders in relation to the vaccination of children if necessary. Although the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has been slow in Australia...Read More
Epic Games sues Apple for taking Fortnite off the App Store
In November 2020, Epic Games (the gaming company that created the popular game Fortnite), commenced proceedings against Apple, alleging Apple has breached the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (“the Act”). Now, Australia’s consumer watchdog, the ACCC has become involved in the dispute, too. How did we get here? Epic...Read More