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Seeking Surrogacy Arrangements

Publicly advertising a willingness to enter into a surrogacy arrangement is prohibited in Victoria. However many Victorian assisted reproduction practitioners argue that there is a strong need for better education and information on the surrogacy process. Many feel that prohibition […]

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Asbestos – Contamination Due Diligence

Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibrous silicate minerals and derivative materials[1] which, prior to 1987, were used widely in building materials. Some materials containing asbestos, while in an undisturbed condition, are unlikely to pose a health […]

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Robert Hill Speech – Global Oceans Governance and the High Seas

This article has been provided by The Hon Robert Hill AO, and is the original presentation at Australian Law Council 3rd Future of Environmental Law Symposium in Sydney, Friday 8 November 2013. Global Oceans Governance and the High Seas The […]

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Ethics & Environmental Law – Challenging Professional Boundaries

A number of the Kellehers Australia team presented a question paper titled Ethics & Environmental Law – Challenging Professional Boundaries at the fourth annual Australian & New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium on Thursday 28th November, hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide. The paper explores the […]

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The Legal Implications of Direct Geothermal Energy

The increasing interest in direct geothermal energy systems in Victoria creates intriguing questions relating to property rights and regulation of the technology. A recent presentation by Professor Ian W Johnston, at the John Jaeger Award Seminar, triggered exploration of such […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution a lost gem for small business

Australian Governments have historically been proactive in taking measures to enhance alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the local and international commercial landscape. However the Abbott Government’s recent move to incorporate the functions exercised by the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory […]

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Planning for bushfire risk in Victoria

The Victorian landscape has always had a strong relationship with bushfires.[1] From fire, spring forth new life, plants and ecology, a fact well understood by Indigenous Australians whose land management practices used fire for millennia.[2] Following the tragic 2009 Black […]

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National E-Conveyancing Imminent

Conveyancing is to shortly go online nationally. All states and territories are now embracing the Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013 (the Act). This national system is a response to resistance by practitioners, large national users and banks […]

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Native Title Act & Aboriginal Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Kellehers Australia hosted a conference on 14 November 2013 on Native Title Act & Aboriginal Entrepreneurial Opportunity . The conference was centred around our Principal, Leonie Kelleher’s recent PhD findings. Joined by Gina Castelain of Wik Projects Inc, Damein Bell […]

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International surrogacy: be prudent and well informed

The journey towards the birth of a child can be filled with joy and excitement. In our recent article, published in the November 2013 issue of Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal (Vol. 21 No. 5), we examine some important steps to […]

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