April 2017

  • Australia’s business-based 457 visas to be abolished

    The Prime Minister today indicated that the Federal Government will get rid of 457 visas. The purpose for which the subclass 457 visa was initially established was to prevent short term skill shortages in Australia. In more recent years it has been increasingly been used as an avenue to permanent residency in Australia.

  • Who makes the decisions?

    Changes to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

    One of the most important questions we deal with when discussing a person’s medical affairs is “who makes the decisions”. The short answer is, you do! But what happens when you cannot make decisions for yourself?

    Current Legislative Framework in Victoria

    The law varies in each state.  This article deals with the Victorian law.  Presently, medical practitioners need a patient’s consent before performing any medical treatment.