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Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone's Security?

SYDNEY — A new law in Australia gives law enforcement authorities the power to compel tech-industry giants like Apple to create tools that would circumvent the encryption built into their products.

Half of new Sydney and Melbourne apartments now valued BELOW their purchase price

With prices in both cities continuing to fall and with a strong pipeline of new units still being built, settlement risks for both buyers and developers may remain elevated for several years yet.

Residents left homeless, crying in the street after Sydney high-rise evacuation

Residents mill around an entrance to Mascot Towers after being told to evacuate. A resident of a Sydney apartment block evacuated over structural concerns says he was left crying in the street and threatened with arrest after trying to re-enter the building to retrieve his pets. Key points:Emergency services were called to Mascot Towers on Friday night after cracking in the building's beams Nearby businesses have been told to stay shut today and cracking has appeared in a hairdressing salon wall

Could you fight your bank in court? These people did — and the fallout was enormous

Every man who is his own lawyer, the English writer Henry Kett said, has a fool for a client. But what if you don't have a choice? Many Australians are forced to stand up in courtrooms and represent themselves when they feel they have been wronged by a financial institution. It's a gruelling, confusing process...

10 things you won’t believe are illegal

Australia is known as an easygoing place, but there is actually a whole bunch of acts you had no idea were against the law here.

Australian Leather loses ugg boot legal fight against US giant

A Chicago jury has ordered Sydney-based Eddie Oygur to pay $US450,000 in damages after he lost a trademark battle against a US company for selling ugg boots.

New report shines light on who commits animal cruelty and how they are punished

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council's new report reveals that most cases of animal cruelty handled by the law are in fact animal neglect.

When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.

Geoffrey Rush's victory in his defamation case could have a chilling effect on the #MeToo movement

The judgement is a personal and legal vindication for the actor, but it may have unintended side effects for the #MeToo movement and the reporting of sexual harassment allegations.

California lawmakers want to ban those little shampoo bottles you get in hotels

Those little shampoo bottles offered in hotel bathrooms, used once or twice and then usually tossed in the trash, could soon be a thing of the past in California.

What's mine is yours until taxes do us part: High Court rules on spousal tax debt shifting

A woman succeeded in shifting $250,000 of tax debt onto her bankrupt ex-husband. A recent High Court case has found that a tax debt of one spouse can be shifted to another during a divorce property settlement, which lawyers say is unprecedented and could leave the richer spouse with the debts of their former partner. Key points:The case looks at whether the Family Court can give orders to the ATO as part of the determination of a divorce-related property dispute The Tax Commissioner appealed to

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