Family Law part 2 – Facebook and parenting disputes

LAST week, I spoke about Facebook as a platform for domestic violence. This week, I want to touch on the relevance of social media to parenting disputes. Parenting disputes are (understandably) emotional affairs, and when emotions run high, it can sometimes be tempting to take to social media to vent frustration about a split. However, there are good reasons to … Read More

Walker PenderFamily Law part 2 – Facebook and parenting disputes

Family Law Part 1 – Facebook and Domestic Violence

USUALLY when people think of domestic violence, they think of physical abuse, but did you know it can include online acts and conduct? The most common form of online domestic violence is threatening or abusive messages. In family law matters, courts have taken a wide view of what counts as a threatening or abusive post and evidence from social media … Read More

Walker PenderFamily Law Part 1 – Facebook and Domestic Violence

Let’s talk about quad bike safety

QUAD bike safety is an important topic. This is particularly so in our community where there are farms and rural workplaces that often use quad bikes. The reality is that quad bikes are a major risk area for serious injury or death. Safe Work Australia compiles the data relating to quad bike fatalities. In the eight years from 2011 to … Read More

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Employer and individual liability for workplace safety

LAST week I spoke about an employer’s duty to manage risks to the mental health of its workers. Of course, an employer must also manage risks to their workers’ physical safety. If they fail to comply with their obligations, the employer is at risk of being prosecuted by Workplace Health and Safety (“WHS”). This may include the individual with responsibility … Read More

Walker PenderEmployer and individual liability for workplace safety