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Xerox Litigation Services – eDiscovery Down Under

Rachel Teisch, VP of Marketing at Xerox Litigation Services, is establishing a pattern of writing short helpful articles about different jurisdictions which are designed to give a brief summary of the most important factors applicable in each. 107 more words


How courts discriminate against aboriginal people


The courts have a principle that that a long criminal record diminishes the extent to which disadvantage can be taken into account. Such a principle gives courts no other option but to sentence those aboriginal people who have a life time of criminal activity as a result of growing up in third world, inter-generational poverty in their communities. 47 more words


Asylum seeker wins stay from deportation

September 22, 2012

AN Afghan asylum seeker has won a last-minute reprieve against deportation, which is understood to have been scheduled for 2pm tomorrow.

A Federal Magistrates Court judge overturned the decision by Immigration Minister Chris Bowen to deport the 34-year-old Hazara man from Australia on the grounds his application for refugee status was misconceived. 301 more words

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No disclosure in New South Wales Equity Division without exceptional circumstances

I have referred before to Practice Note SC EQ 11 in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Its key paragraph reads as follows: 253 more words


Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong claiming eDiscovery attention

Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong only look close together when viewed from a long way away. They all have a common law eDiscovery tradition, but it is coincidence of timing rather than any specific commonality which groups them together in this post. 597 more words


Federal Court backs ASIO on refugee's file

March 29, 2012

The Federal Court has ruled a Kuwaiti refugee who was declared a security risk by ASIO cannot use the courts to find out why the assessment was made. 164 more words

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