Questions tagged [australia]

Questions specific to Australia. For many questions, specifying the state will be required as legislation can be state-specific (notably criminal law).

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Legality of post-WWII expulsions in Australia

After WWII, most Japanese people were mandatorily expelled from Australia unless they were born in Australia or had an Australian or British wife, according to this site (the same may have happened to ...
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In Victoria are the police allowed to speed to pull over a car that is not attempting to escape from them?

This question is only concerned with the law in Victoria (Australia). Let's say the traffic police spot a car, which is travelling at the speed limit, that they want to stop and question but the ...
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How to challenge validity of housing inspections in regards to eviction

Jurisdiction is Western Australia. If a landlord is experiencing financial troubles, and is attempting to evict their tenants on false grounds, in order to increase his sale price or make finding a ...
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Is it legal to mug someone for keys if they refuse to let you leave their locked house?

If you've been locked in someone's house against your consent, and they refuse to let you out when you directly ask them to unlock a door, is it legal to let them know you will take the keys by force ...
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Homeschool moderator expects my kid to be enrolled in public school, any alternatives?

I'm from Australia. I was aware that the homeschool moderator would come today but I've been really busy the last couple of days and was completely caught off guard. She asked to see the work and I ...
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Is it legal to sell a product with a class 3 laser in Western Australia?

Say the object isn't handheld and therefore doesn't meet the definition for laser pointer.
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Is DPF removal on Australian diesels legal

I have a second hand 2010 Subaru Outback that is having major DPF issues, I have been trying to get a definitive answer if it is legal to remove the DPF according to current emissions standards in ...
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Is it legal to preferentially hire female nurses & doctors because female patients are less comfortable with men seeing them naked?

Sort of a follow-up to Is it legal to preferentially hire men instead of women because women can get pregnant? The idea is, women tend to be less comfortable with men seeing them naked than men are ...
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Is an error in a Rent Increase Notice binding?

I have just received a letter and email from my landlord stating that the rent will be increased in accordance with Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Increased rent will be $600.00 per month, an ...
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Does a GP sending patient info to a hospital without asking for consent violate medical ethics?

So, let’s say that you went to a General Practitioner (GP) about some pain, got some tests done, and they told you that you were fine; all the tests came back normal. Then, some time later, they look ...
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Does the ATO recognise a PayPal business account as a valid business account?

The Australian Tax Office requires that all registered companies have a dedicated bank account for their business. Does the ATO recognise a PayPal business account as a valid business account? I'...
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Is port-scanning my own WiFi network illegal in Australia?

I've recently been drawn into pen-testing and port-scanning and I wanted to give it a try. I am unsure of the laws around port-scanning in Australia. Could I get in trouble with my WiFi provider if I ...
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In Victoria Australia can you stand out the front of somebody's house and record what is happening inside?

Generally, in Victoria Australia, anything that occurs in public is open to being recorded by anyone (To my knowledge). However, if you take a video camera or camera phone and aim it through the ...
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Under what circumstances does trading as a sole trader qualify as full-time employment pursuant to the Social Security Act 1991?

Subsection 10a of s1067a of the Social Security Act 1991 refers to: full-time employment of on average 30 hours per week for at least 18 months during any period of 2 years Under what ...
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Can a minor request a copy of a contract parents signed on their behalf?

Can a minor get a copy of a contract parents signed on their behalf and if so, how can the minor get it (in New South Wales, Australia)?
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In Australia is it illegal for a company to sell substandard security?

In Victoria (Australia), is it illegal for a company to sell substandard security? Physical security (locks, access devices, keypasses, etc.) Digital security (data encryption, login credentials, etc....
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Does a Victorian policeman have to identify themselves?

If a Victorian policeman has no identifying marks including a wearing an official uniform, wearing an identifying badge, producing a warrant card, driving a clearly marked police vehicle, etc., do ...
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Can I be fined by Australian customs if an online seller sends me an incorrect, prohibited item?

Under Australian federal law, it is illegal to import or posess a hand-held, battery powered laser pointer which is above 1mw in power - without a weapons permit. I am planning on purchasing a legal &...
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Does Halocene have a case against The Masked Singer Australia?

Halocene is an American Indie rock band. In early 2019 they made a cover song of Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy". Halocene say that they did this legally by contacting Eilish first and paying any ...
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Does working exclusively online with an Australian student visa count towards restriction?

To start it off, I'm an artist who works exclusively online, accepting and charging art commissions on a piece-by-piece basis, and I'm planning to study at Australia. As far as I've searched, the ...
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Is it required for web store to have database server located in Australia?

I have an online store. I have been told that Certain privacy laws require documents to be stored on Australian shores. What is exactly required and in what documents is it stated.
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How does one get a Personal Violence Order against someone whose name is not known?

According to the local courts in the Northern Territory, to apply for a PVO the defendant's name and address is required. How does one go about getting a PVO against a neighbour whose name no one in ...
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Is it legal to log an IP address WITH an online name?

I am working on a "database" style of program that logs data such as an IP address, Steam Name, and Steam64 ID. I own a small game server company that hosts servers for a game called "Unturned" but we ...