In the dynamic landscape of family law, the Family Law Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023 stands out as a crucial development, especially in family violence cases. This ground-breaking bill introduces new measures to protect children and families by enabling courts to access vital information about family violence, abuse, and neglect more efficiently. With the establishment of two information-sharing orders, obtaining information from agencies like police and child protection is significantly streamlined, allowing for a more informed and timely judicial response. The Bill also thoughtfully balances the need for information disclosure with privacy and safety concerns. At Ramsden Lawyers, we are well-versed in the nuances of this new legislation. Our team is prepared to guide you through these changes, ensuring you receive the most informed and effective legal support for your family law matters. Read More.
Significant changes to the Employer-Sponsored migration program are set to roll out on November 25, 2023. Notably, the cap on Short-term stream Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holders transitioning to permanent residency within Australia will be eliminated. The Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme will also undergo streamlined nomination procedures and a reduced two-year requirement for TRT eligibility. To ensure you protect your migration position and pathway to PR through your sponsor or to ensure your business’ sponsored employee is adequately supported to benefit the business, reach out to our experienced team to guide you through the process. Read More.
Artificial intelligence is fundamentally reshaping how we access information and work. The emergence of generative AI has pushed the boundaries of what technology can achieve raising important questions about the potential for artificial intelligence to replace human professionals, including lawyers. In this article, our commercial law team considers the question of whether generative AI can replace us. Read More.