August 16

Use of recordings in Family Law

Use of recordings in Family Law

Former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, Diana Bryant, stated that the attempted use of audio/video recordings of interactions between parties involved in proceedings under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) has become ‘quite common’ and ‘widespread’, particularly given the ubiquity of smart phones.

August 14

Masson v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 (19 June 2019)

In the June 2019 decision of Masson v Parsons, the High Court of Australia held that Mr Masson was a ‘parent’ of a child who was artificially conceived using his semen by his friend Ms Parsons.

High Court of Australia

High Court of Australia, Source: Wikimedia Commons, John O’Neill

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