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ABC Radio National: Lawyer X – Faruk Orman Conviction Quashed – Discussion with Manny Conditsis

By Conditsis Lawyers / August 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Discussion between Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio National, and Manny Conditsis on the latest event the Lawyer X situation – the quashing of Faruk Orman’s conviction.

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ABC TV Interview: Lawyer X and the Royal Commission

By Conditsis Lawyers / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Manny Conditsis Discusses the evolving ‘Lawyer X’ situation and the Royal Commission surrounding it. On ABC Evening News with Karina Carvalho and Jeremy Fernandez.

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ABC Breakfast Radio: Music Festival Drug Inquest – Discussion with Manny Conditsis

By Conditsis Lawyers / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Following recent deaths at music festivals, Manny Conditsis discusses current legislation and possible changes with Meghna Bali of ABC Radio

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ABC Breakfast Radio: New Social Media Legislation – Discussion with Manny Conditsis

By Conditsis Lawyers / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Listen to an interview between Scott Levi of ABC radio and Manny Conditsis as he discusses proposed new legislation they will affect social media content.

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ABC Breakfast Radio: Lawyer X – Discussion with Manny Conditsis

By Conditsis Lawyers / March 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Listen to Manny Conditsis speak with Scott Levi of ABC Breakfast Radio about the Lawyer X situation, back story, and possible consequences that could affect the country and the justice system itself.  

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Social media – A solicitor’s friend or foe? The line between the two is often blurred

By Conditsis Lawyers / February 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just like Robin Thicke and Pharrell, solicitors also hate those blurred lines, particularly when it comes to what constitutes legal advice via social media platforms. The ever-increasing use of social media has brought about new and often unclear ethical challenges for all solicitors with many solicitors at some point in their legal career having that…

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Beards in Employment – the Sikh, the Rabbi and the Hipster – What Amounts to Discrimination?

By Conditsis Lawyers / January 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Men with beards are often told when attending job interviews or attending their workplace that they need to be clean shaven (i.e. that their beard needs to go) but does such a request amount to discrimination? According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, Commonwealth laws and the state/territory laws generally overlap and prohibit the same…

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Make the most of a Pre-Sentence Report interview

By Conditsis Lawyers / February 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

A Pre-Sentence Report (“PSR”) is a report about you prepared for the court by the community offenders service. It is used by the Court to help decide what sentence to impose on you. It will also let the court know whether you are suitable to be placed on a Community Service Order. A Community Service…

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Family Court backlog letting families down

By Conditsis Lawyers / January 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Chief Justice Diana Bryant has called on the Government to increase funding for the Family Court, describing the underfunded system as letting down “vulnerable people caught up in the system”.   Newcastle: Court delays in action To see the backlog in action, look no further than Newcastle’s Federal Circuit Court. The court is experiencing a…

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Family Law changes aim for quicker decisions and victim safety

By Conditsis Lawyers / January 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

New laws proposed by the Federal Government would introduce streamlined parenting hearings and preventing victims of family violence from being confronted by alleged attackers. Following a review of the Family Law Act, the changes are expected to help reduce bottlenecks and long waiting periods in the Family Court, and reassure victims of violence of their…

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Are you selling or buying a house for $750,000 or more?

By Conditsis Lawyers / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

If so, recent changes to the Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Tax regime will now affect Australian vendors who sell residential property for more than $750,000 As from 1 July 2017, contracts for the sale of residential property in Australia with a sale price of $750,000 or more by foreign resident and Australian resident vendors…

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Challenging a deceased person’s will: family provision claims

By Conditsis Lawyers / August 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

If a person is unhappy with what has been left to them in a will, a family provision claim can be made seeking better provision from a deceased person’s estate. In this article, we look at what a family provision claim is and who can make a claim. What is a family provision claim? A…

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Claiming against an Estate: Who can claim and what does an applicant need to show?

By Conditsis Lawyers / August 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you are a beneficiary or family member who has been left out of a will or your inheritance is less than promised or you consider you are entitled to a larger share than you have been left, there are avenues to pursue. One of these is to bring an application for family provision against…

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Changes to First Home Owners Benefits: the NSW Government’s Housing Affordability Package

By Conditsis Lawyers / July 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

From 1 July 2017 first home owners have access to a range of benefits as part of a housing affordability package implemented by the NSW Government to increase housing affordability for first home buyers. Prior to the 2017 State Budget, the NSW Government announced its housing affordability package to help first home buyers get onto…

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What happens when you can’t agree on parenting arrangements?

By Conditsis Lawyers / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The end of a relationship can be an emotionally draining time, especially when children are involved. Amid the upset and turmoil, a number of big questions need to be answered. Who will the children live with? How much time will they spend with each parent? What will be the responsibilities of each parent? And how…

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Understanding Divorce In Australia

By Conditsis Lawyers / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

In Australia, Divorce is obtained by an Application to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The Divorce only deals with the dissolution of the marriage. It does not deal with issues of financial support, property distribution or arrangements for children. Grounds for Divorce The only ground for Divorce in Australia is that the parties have…

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Is a Parenting Plan enough?

By Conditsis Lawyers / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Separation and divorce is tough on families, especially children. Even when both parents want the best for their children, it can be difficult when emotions are running high and finances are involved. If you can reach an agreement with the other parent about parenting arrangements, a Parenting Plan is a great start. But it’s important…

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What should be in the contract for a sale of residential land?

By Conditsis Lawyers / May 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Purchasing property is an immense financial undertaking and it is essential that the contract for the sale of land meets all of the legal requirements to ensure that the process will proceed as smoothly as possible. Therefore, basic information beginning with the price, the parties to the contract, the property and the promise should all…

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