Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCOA”)

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On 1 September 2021, Australia’s federal court system amalgamated into the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCOA”) under the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021. Previously, the federal court system operated through two separate courts – The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The […]

Your guide to dealing with workplace bullying and harassment

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In April 2019, the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity presented the Attorney-General with a final review of the ‘Review of Harassment in the South Australian Legal Profession’. This Review offered a damning insight into the prevalence of workplace bullying and harassment and its impact on individuals and the culture of the legal profession. The […]

Disputes with tradies or builders – What are my rights?

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Australia has a highly regulated building and renovation industry to ensure safe and quality work. However, there are some instances where the tradesperson or builder has provided a poor service. Given the amount of money you are paying for the service, this can be infuriating and can lead to disputes with tradies or builders. So […]

I’ve been defamed on social media – What do I do now?

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If you find that you’ve been defamed online, it is hard to know what the immediate implications are. The law of defamation is designed to offer protection to an individual’s reputation. In South Australia, the Defamation Act 2005 (SA) provides the general law relating to the tort (civil wrong) of defamation. The law of defamation operates […]

Fence Disputes – What are my rights?

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When it comes to fence disputes between neighbours, your initial thought is: what are my rights? As a consequence of the continual growth in housing density in South Australia, there has been a steady increase in fencing disputes. Although there is no general obligation to fence land or to repair an existing fence, the Fences […]

Actions against Bullying and Violence

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To ensure we maintain a safe community, we must take actions against bullying and violence. Today marks the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. This is a key anti-bullying event where Australian schools stand together and collectively condemn bullying and violence. Such initiatives prompt conversation about how bullying not only impacts our […]

Marital Breakdown: Let us be your voice of clarity

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Marital breakdown or the end of a de facto relationship can be emotionally demanding and legally intimidating. But with Mildwaters Lawyers, you’ll have a voice of clarity and experience on your side. Marital breakdown: Where to start? The issues that face you when separating fall into 3 categories which are: Divorce Children Property Divorce If […]