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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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How can a court avoid creating precedent?

There are a number of ways in which a judge may avoid following precedent – overturning or distinguishing a previous ruling, for instance. However, is there any way for a court (particularly a ...
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How do I read an Australian case citation and find the text of the judgement?

I want to know more about a particular case. I've seen it referred to a couple of different ways: Tame v New South Wales [2002] HCA 35 Tame v New South Wales (2002) 211 CLR 317 How can I access ...
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In Australia, do laws prevent an employer stipulating the financial institution which your pay must be deposited into?

This rumour keeps coming up time and time again, (probably because I've worked in financial services where this may be more commonplace - I no longer do) but every now and then, I'll hear someone ...
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Are there laws prohibiting people from obstructing the view of an unmarked radar?

In Australia sometimes on the side of a straight stretch of road you'll see a car park parallel to the road. More often than not, these have radar that is used to catch people speeding. The other day,...
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Who is liable for damage?

Consider the following situation: The red car and blue car are both reversing in the above situation. Just as the red car was in front of the blue car's space, the blue car reversed out crashing ...
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In New South Wales, does the proportion of rent paid by co-tenants affect their legal rights?

If a co-tenant on a property (answers would preferably address residential cases, but commercial cases would be acceptable also) pays more rent than another, are they legally entitled to, for instance,...