With an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, comes an increase in, and visibility of, Police and PSOs. What does this deployment and additional powers mean for public safety?
This recent case of Marsh v Transport Accident Commission  VSC 228 now provides that a full-time student can be “extending to a student who has completed year 12, has either applied for an offer of a tertiary place or enrolled in a tertiary course, and is waiting for the academic period to commence.”
John McEnroe’s famous edict can strike a shiver down the spine of any plaintiff personal injury lawyer. This is because proof of ‘serious injury’ is the threshold for making a common law claim for damages under either the WorkCover or TAC schemes.
Commencing today (29 April 2020) the Australian Family Courts have established a court list dedicated to deal exclusively with urgent parenting-related disputes that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia understand the significant impact of COVID-19 on families.
The High Court’s decision in Masson v. Parsons & Ors  HCA 2, makes it clear that there are circumstances in which a sperm donor can be recognised under the law as a “parent”.
Her Honour, Richards J, has awarded Robinson Gill client, Mr Ethan Cruse, $400,000 for the “abuse of power” he was subjected to on the evening of 18 April 2015 during a home raid carried out by specialists units of Victoria Police.
This article, ‘Opening the door on police’s duty of care’, by Yusur Al-Azzawi, first appeared in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA), issue 153, July/August 2019, pp22-6. It has been reproduced with the kind permission of both the author and the ALA.
In the Full Court decision, the appellant, Mr Jennings was successful in having a summary judgement against him quashed which had held his statement of claim for a negligence claim did not plead an arguable cause of action per rules 193 & 232 of the District Court Civil Rules 2006 (SA) (DCR).