Media & Blog Posts
Examples from the legal profession demonstrate why enforced quotas to increase female participation in politics and business are unwarranted, argues Morry Bailes.
Judging between meritocracy and quotas
The Liberal Party of Australia is currently facing the age old question of whether to force gender equality amongst elected...
Firstly… what is (and isn’t) a divorce?
A divorce, quite simply, is the legal end to your marriage. Any arrangements made with your former partner over the division of property or care arrangements for children are dealt with separately. You can divide the property of the marriage and put care arrangements in place for your...
Attempts to introduce new gender-neutral terms are an affront to language and freedom, argues Morry Bailes.
Parliaments make the majority of our law in Australia, both at the state and federal level. Parliaments are elected by the people, and governments and parliamentarians are expected to adhere to the wishes of the people....
The disturbing findings of the Aged Care Royal Commission and its recommendations outline a clear case for root and branch systemic reform. Morry Bailes explains the legal changes needed.
Our aged deserve dignity and action
If there was ever a clear-cut case for law reform, it would be in Australia’s aged care sector.
Speaking up about free speech
The defence of free speech should not be quiet, respectful and conditional, but shouted from rooftops, argues Morry Bailes.
So is the University of Adelaide committed to free speech, or is its the latest university to dictate its version of how it would like free speech to be tailored?
Lawyers concerned Comcare’s tactics are hurting injured claimants
If a claimant refuses to see a doctor nominated by Comcare, the claimant’s compensation can be suspended and they must go to court to argue their case.(ABC News: Emma Machan)
Australian Lawyers Alliance spokesman Tim White, who has represented Commonwealth...
When police execute search warrants, it is common practice for occupier’s consent to be sought in lieu of executing the warrant. The practice of seeking and obtaining occupier’s consent is permitted and indeed endorsed by section 30 of the Criminal Investigation Act 2006 (CIA). If an occupier does provide...
Think carefully before you decide not to serve a disclosure statement on renewal of a commercial lease
While Christmas is meant to be a time for celebration, family lawyers will also tell you that it is also when family disputes and breakdowns tend to increase. When separated couples cannot resolve their differences, usually over children and the division of assets, they often turn to the court system.