Category Archives: Law reform

Review of Graffiti Control Act 2008

The NSW Attorney General has announced a statutory review of the Graffiti Control Act 2008 (NSW) by the Department of Justice later in the year.

The review is to specifically look at what measures can be introduced to crack down on illegal commercial bill posters.

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Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (UK) | 28 August 1833

ON 28 AUGUST 1833, the UK Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Will4/3-4/73/contents

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Lord Campbell’s Act (UK) | 26 August 1846

ON 26 AUGUST 1846, the UK Parliament passed the Fatal Accidents Act 1846, also known as Lord Campbell’s Act.

Close relatives of a person killed by the wrongdoing of another were entitled by this Act to recover damages that the common law did not previously allow. The provision has been legislated in common law jurisdictions around the world. The Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 (NSW) introduced similar provisions in New South Wales.

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Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 (UK)| 15 August 1876

ON 15 AUGUST 1876, the UK Parliament enacted the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.

The Act amended the Cruelty to Animals Act 1849, extending it to animal experiments by licensing and regulating scientific animal experiments and prohibiting such experiments that are painful.

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Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) | 25 June 1984

ON 25 JUNE 1984, the Commonwealth Insurance Contracts Act 1984 was enacted.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ica1984220/

The Act introduced a range of measures to promote good faith and fairness in contractual dealings between insurers and their insured.

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Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014 (NSW)

ON 24 JUNE 2014, the NSW Parliament enacted the Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014 (NSW).

The Act is described as: “An Act to create the office of Advocate for Children and Young People and to provide for the functions of that office; to repeal the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998 and the Youth Advisory Council Act 1989; and for other purposes.”

The Act is to commence on a day or days to be proclaimed.

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Lawyers rules to change

ON 13 MAY 2014, the NSW Legislative Council passed the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Bill 2014.

The new Act will repeal the Legal Profession Act and introduce the Legal Profession Uniform Law early next year, enabling a single national framework for the regulation of the profession.

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/NSWBills.nsf/0/07EB41C6B04DCA11CA257CA600183BBA

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