Author Archives: Coordinate

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Faces of Canberra: Rachel Brightman

It’s rare to find a born and bred Canberran who truly appreciates how lucky they are to live in our nation’s capital.

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What impact is Airbnb having on Canberra?

The issues with short term leasing, which is now more widespread and easy with Airbnb.

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Can notes on your computer and social media be considered to be your “Will”?

In what circumstances informal notes (on paper or social media) be considered to be your Will.

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Revised laws to protect high-rise owners

High-rise apartment buyers in Canberra having different legal rights compared with those buying lower rise or other properties and how new construction laws in the ACT would shortly rectify this.

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New owners didn’t know they bought a house sold by scammers

Whether property owners defrauded of their Canberra home through it being sold through a scam would be able to get the house back and what damages might be available to them.

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APS overlooking the obvious: part-time work keeps the people, cuts the cost

The sense of offering staff reduced hours to accommodate budget cuts, especially in government.

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Flexibility needed to prune public staff costs

How the government might rein in Australian Public Service costs, including advocating the "spill and fill" method to avoid costly redundancies.

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Public servants warned: watch what you say

That employers have some rights to dictate staff behaviour outside working hours, including in employees' use of social media

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Win for food critics

Commenting on the case where restaurant critic, Matthew Evans, was sued for defamation (which Evans successfully defended) and particularly on how uniform defamation laws reinforced the defence of honest opinion and fair comment.

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Young guns change face of legal pursuit

MV being allowed to serve notice via Facebook. This was the first case of the kind in the world.

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Facebook features as long arm of the law

Why the court was convinced that serving via Facebook was acceptable

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Foreign migrants bypass Canberra but those from interstate rise

Why overseas migrants do not settle initially in Canberra.