How do I know if my small business is covered by the Privacy Act?

Generally speaking, most small businesses will not have to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). However, there are exceptions. If you are unsure this Checklist can help!

What is the rule of law?

The “rule of law” is a popular but vague term. It’s one of those terms that lawyers and politicians tend to use so much it has almost become meaningless. Thi...

Legal updates Archives - Law Society Journal

Parliament has determined whistleblowers need additional protection. However, the proposed Bill provides only limited protection of disclosures to third parties. By GRANT HANSEN.

Australian Legal Sector Alliance - Home

The Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) is an industry-led association working collaboratively to promote best practice sustainability commitments and performance across the legal sector. AusLSA's sustainability framework includes sustainable and inclusive workplaces, community support, environmental conservation and responsible governance.

Find a Justice of the Peace [JP] -> NSW

There is a new trial JP Desk at Barangaroo, Sydney CBD -> currently operating each Tuesday and Friday between 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The desk is located in Tower 3.

High Court of Australia

Visitors on Sunday can wander around the building and enter the main courtroom where a Court Guide will explain the history, functions and contemporary role of the High Court.

NSW Court of Appeal -> Legal Resources

An initiative of the New South Wales Court of Appeal supported by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales: created as a resource for legal practitioners and judges in Australian and elsewhere.

NSW Society for Computers and the Law

We bring together lawyers and information technologists in all sectors of business - private practice, corporations and government.


Solvency challenges -> Smart List

Insolvency, Safe Harbour Provisions, Bankruptcy, Part X - Personal Insolvency Agreement, Part IX - Debt Agreements, etc.


Australian Law Reform -> Smart List

Learn about current investigations + submissions related to Australian Law Reform.

Free Australian Legal Resources

These pages provide links to free online sources for Australian legislation, case law, gazettes, secondary sources, law reform and treaties.

James Ford, Sydney Lawyer: Book Online

James Ford is a Lawyer with Blue Ocean Law Group in Sydney, NSW 2000. See Reviews and Book Online Instantly.


Justin Sprogis is an award-winning (truly!) lawyer and author of the book 'The Following Does Not Constitute Legal Advice'. Justin helps readers learn how they can use the law to their advantage, like getting out of a speeding ticket or marrying a cousin. No lawyers required.

BarNet Jade - Find recent Australian legal decisions, judgments, case summaries for legal professionals (Judgments And Decisions Enhanced)

Staying up to date with the latest decisions of Australian and International Courts and Tribunals and Australian legislation has never been easier. JADE takes online legal research to a whole new level.

'Data is a fingerprint': why you aren't as anonymous as you think online

So-called ‘anonymous’ data can be easily used to identify everything from our medical records to purchase histories

Australasian Legal Information Institute

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), a joint facility of UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law.

The new data retention law seriously invades our privacy – and it's time we took action

Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.

Law and Justice Foundation - Judgments and Courts

Judgments and Courts This area provides links to Commonwealth, State and Territory court and tribunal judgments, home pages and related material. Commonwealth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia World - courts and case law [AustLII] British and Irish Legal Information Institute [BAILII] Canadian Legal Information Institute [CanLII]

Dividing fence disputes

A dividing fence dispute may arise if owners of adjoining properties disagree about fence construction or maintenance.

Applying for a Fencing Order at NCAT - Step by step guide

Want to know how to make an application to NCAT for a Fencing Order? Click on this handy step by step guide.


Links to Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance in Australia

When you can't afford a lawyer these links to legal assistance organisations their publications can help.

Law and Justice Foundation - Legislation and Parliament

Legislation and Parliament This area provides links to the full text of Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation, parliamentary material, international treaties and the laws of other countries. Link to Federal, State and Territory government home pages. Commonwealth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Australian Territories Australian Law Online [Attorney-General's Dept] Australian Treaties library [AustLII] World - legislation [WorldLII] British and Irish Legal Information Institute [BAILII] Canadian Legal Information Institute [CanLII]

eClosure Money - eClosure

Find lost or forgotten deposits and shares of a deceased relative. Apply for eClosure Money.

Qld Court judges - judicial profiles

This database contains biographical profiles of current and former members of the Queensland judiciary, and is updated at the request of individual Judges and Magistrates. Search the complete list of all current members of the judiciary below.

Actions for recovery of land: the Court of Appeal on constructive trusts and limitation periods | CommBar Matters

Where seeking to recover land on the basis of a constructive trust arising from proprietary estoppel, when does that constructive trust arise? Does it arise when a court makes a declaration to its effect, or when the relevant cause of action accrues? And when should the court consider a lesser remedy instead of declaring a trust?

eClosure Online - eClosure

Close or memorialise the online accounts of the deceased Free Service Close or memorialise social network accounts Close email accounts Close PayPal and eBay accounts.

Judicial papers speeches published by Queensland Judges

The Library publishes a collection of judicial articles and speeches, as supplied by individual Judges and Magistrates. Search for papers using the search below.

How to use Court Lists | NSW Online Registry

Court Lists tell you the date, time and location of court matters up to three weeks in the future, and one week in the past. You should check the lists regularly, as the date or time of a listed matter may change. Use the website, or the app, to:

How to access our dispute resolution services - Supporting business in New South Wales

If you have a commercial dispute and your negotiations have broken down, we may be able to help. Learn about our dispute resolution services.

eClosure Wishes - eClosure

A will covers how you’d like the tangible assets that you own (money, house, car, etc.) distributed after you pass away, but in the current day, so much that we own is intangible. eClosure Wishes is like a FREE will for your digital assets.

First appearances in the Magistrates Court

A short video about what to expect on your first appearance in the Magistrates Court in Queensland.

Calculate the stamp duty on the sale of land or businesses in NSW

The purchaser is liable to pay the stamp duty, and it must be paid within three months of the liability arising. For example, if you're purchasing an existing property (not 'off the plan'), your liability will arise when the contract of sale has been exchanged.

Pro Bono