15 June 2018 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Elder abuse is a global issue affecting the health and human rights of millions of older people across the globe, including in Australia. In recognition of the significance of this issue, the United Nations has designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: a day for
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It is common knowledge that a school, through its teachers and other employees, owes a duty of care to the students attending the school but what it is the extent of that duty? The duty of care is to take reasonable steps to avoid a risk of injury, but in considering what is reasonable, a
How do the duties of an officer of an association differ from the duties of the director of a company? Dennis Martin, Director of Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, explains that incorporated associations are governed under state or territory legislation rather than the Corporations Act and operate slightly differently. This is part 3 of a three-part blog
Originally, the standard of care that a director should exercise was far less onerous than it is today. To better understand the duties that directors face today, Dennis Martin, Director of Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, takes us on a journey through significant cases that have shaped the directors' world. This is part 2 of
AA is an Australian citizen who wanted to obtain a permanent residency for their partner and adopted child, aged 10. After researching for hours, AA had told us they felt completely confused by the migration system. That is very understandable! The Department of Home Affairs frequently adjusts visa categories and requirements and your eligibility for
Over the last 20 years, we have witnessed a growing number of memorable corporate collapses which in many instances have been directly attributable to the behaviour of directors. As in an air crash investigation, a ‘pilot error’ is often the case. These collapses have invariably caused financial grief to workers, investors, suppliers and others. Such
After opening remarks from Kate Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sports Commission, we were treated to a presentation on key sport law issues by Professor Jack Anderson, Director of Sports Law, University of Melbourne at the AIS on Wednesday 23 May 2018. Jack spoke strongly on the IAAF regulations and governance of women’s sport, reflecting
Is Harvey Weinstein an anomaly or the tip of the iceberg? Australia workplace leaders considered this at the HR masterclasses run throughout Australian capital cities in March 2018. In Canberra, Emily Shoemark tackled the topic. Here, Emily considers the effect of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein in the context of Australian workplaces and explains how
When a concern is raised in a school regarding the conduct of an employee of the school, it is crucial that a sound policy is in place to guide a fair and transparent internal investigation process, and ensure that the school upholds its duty of care. Emily Shoemark, Senior Associate with Snedden Hall & Gallop
WG and two siblings were appointed executors of their father’s estate. Sadly, WG’s father passed away causing the appointment of the executors to come into effect. The estate included a number of properties which would need to be sold. With one of the siblings living overseas, it was logistically difficult for all three executors to