State of Origin Night Leads to Domestic Violence Surge

State of Origin Night Leads to Domestic Violence Surge

Research has shown that big game nights, such as the State of Origin and World Cup games, lead to a domestic violence surge. Newly released data from the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) spanning six years (2012-2017) have revealed a...
Property Fraud: Downside of Digital Era

Property Fraud: Downside of Digital Era

Will the digital age of conveyancing lead to more instances of property fraud? A former MasterChef  finalist has had $250,000 stolen while settling on a property via a new online conveyancing system, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Dani Venn and her husband Chris...
How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce

How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce

If you’re thinking about a divorce, it may also be time to think about deleting your social media accounts. It’s tempting to use social media as a place to vent about your ex or make angry accusations. But be warned: social media posts are now being used...
Children’s Best Interests at Heart of New Report

Children’s Best Interests at Heart of New Report

Children’s best interests should be front and centre in the middle of custody battles and they should have a say in where they live, according to the Queensland’s child rights watchdog. Chief Commissioner of the state government’s Family and Child Commission,...
Should Australia Have An Inheritance Tax?

Should Australia Have An Inheritance Tax?

Australia is one of the few OECD countries to not charge an inheritance tax. But should it be considered as a legitimate way to raise revenue and redistribute wealth? In the UK, English TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth died at age 89, leaving his entire $20 million fortune...
Family Court & Federal Circuit Court To Merge

Family Court & Federal Circuit Court To Merge

The government has announced the merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court into a new entity from next year, saying that a shake-up of the family courts will aim to reduce the crippling delays and backlogs that have kept families in limbo for years in the...
China Introduces Divorce Quiz To Reduce Divorce Rate

China Introduces Divorce Quiz To Reduce Divorce Rate

In some parts of China, married couples seeking to split up have been asked to take a divorce quiz issued by the local authorities. The more they knew about each other — including a spouse’s birthday or favorite food — the less likely they were to have the divorce...
Is Paperless Conveyancing The Future?

Is Paperless Conveyancing The Future?

The future of property transactions is increasingly looking digital as more Australian states introduce paperless conveyancing. In an era where most transactions can now be done online, it makes sense that paperless conveyancing replace the traditional form of...
How Education Can Reduce Your Risk of Divorce

How Education Can Reduce Your Risk of Divorce

New studies have found that the more highly educated you are, the lower your risk of divorce. Researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics estimate that 78% of college-educated women who married for the first time between 2006 and 2010 could expect their...
Elder Financial Abuse Continues to Rise

Elder Financial Abuse Continues to Rise

Elder financial abuse continues to rise across most Western countries, including Australia, the UK and the United States. In the UK, more than 1,000 investigations into power of attorney arrangements were launched in the last financial year alone. These investigations...