Monthly Legal Updater August 2018

In Show 116 – Monthly Legal Updater August 2018 originally broadcast on Facebook Live on Friday 3 August 2018 2018 we go through the changes to the law from the last month.

Show Notes

It’s time to check-in on the most important legal news from Australia and around the world.

Colleen McCullough Will

The Australian author became world famous when her novel The Thorn Birds sold over 30 million copies.  When she died she left the entirety of her $2.1 million estate to her husband of three decades.  The executor of the will, however, said that McCullough wanted to leave the money to the University of Oklahoma. The judge said that it was a most unusual case but decided to give the money to her husband.

Modern Slavery Law

The new Australian law demands that companies ensure that their supply chains are slavery-free.  Human rights activists have criticized the law for not including any penalties if they breach the law.

Parents throw son out

30 year old Michael Rotondo was still living at home despite being given multiple eviction notices by his parents.  They took him to court and the judge decided that he had to leave the premises immediately.

ACCC data protection law

Earlier this year the EU brought in tough new data protection laws that levied harsh penalties on companies that don’t adequately secure customer data.  The Australian Competition and Commission Chair has said that he is considering bringing in similar regulations in this country.

Cryosite cartel allegation

Cryosite is one of the biggest suppliers of cord blood in the country.  During its acquisition of competitor Cell Care customers were instructed to take all their business to Cryosite.  The ACCC has ruled this amounts to cartel conduct.

ASIC bans bank manager

The regulator has banned a former regional bank manager for fraud.  He is alleged to have accepted false documents for loans.

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