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Defamation Reform in NSW

On 6 August 2020, NSW Parliament became the first jurisdiction in Australia to legislate new Australian Model Defamation Provisions, which were amended on the 27 July 2020 by the Council of Attorneys-General. The Defamation Amendment Bill…


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Indigenous Australians waiting longer for elective surgery

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018/2019 report, Indigenous Australians continue to wait longer for admission from elective surgery waiting lists than non-indigenous. Overall, the time within which 50% of Indigenous Australians…


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Inherent risks of procedures

Doctors have a duty to warn you of inherent risks involved in a procedure.  A doctor’s duty to warn of inherent risks is to protect you from injury that is unacceptable. If for example, you…



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New NCAT Facility for Parramatta

The NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman, announced yesterday that the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will have its own premises at Parramatta, providing greater access to tribunal services in Western Sydney. NCAT provides a…



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Finalist for the Local Business Awards

McAuley Hawach Lawyers has been awarded a finalist for the 2020 Local Business Awards. The awards night is on 10 November 2020 so stay tuned to find out whether we take out the top prize….


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8 Ways to Recover a Debt

There are many ways to recover a debt.  Here are 8 of them. Speak to the person or entity that owes you money and negotiate a payment arrangement.  This can often be a cheaper and…