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The law of Australia is covered by the “Constitution of Australia,” which defines the constitutional monarchy and provides the foundation of the government. It is comprised of common laws, federal laws, and enacted laws.

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How do you expose narcissism in court during a custody battle?

The following are suggestions from contributors:

Here are a few of the things the narcissist finds devastating, especially in a court of law, for instance during a deposition:

  • Any statement or fact, which seems to contradict his inflated perception of his grandiose self.
  • Any criticism, disagreement, exposure of fake achievements, belittling of "talents and skills" which the narcissist fantasizes that he possesses, any hint that he is subordinated, subjugated, controlled, owned or dependent upon a third party.
  • Any description of the narcissist as average and common, indistinguishable from many others.
  • Any hint that the narcissist is weak, needy, dependent, deficient, slow, not intelligent, naive, gullible, susceptible, not in the know, manipulated, a victim.

The narcissist is likely to react with rage to all these and, in an effort to re-establish his fantastic grandiosity, he is likely to expose facts and stratagems he had no conscious intention of exposing. The narcissist reacts with narcissistic rage, hatred, aggression, or violence to an infringement of what he perceives to be his entitlement. Any insinuation, hint, intimation, or direct declaration that the narcissist is not special at all, that he is average, common, not even sufficiently idiosyncratic to warrant a fleeting interest will inflame the narcissist.

Tell the narcissist that he does not deserve the best treatment, that his needs are not everyone's priority, that he is boring, that his needs can be catered to by an average practitioner (medical doctor, accountant, lawyer, psychiatrist), that he and his motives are transparent and can be easily gauged, that he will do what he is told, that his temper tantrums will not be tolerated, that no special concessions will be made to accommodate his inflated sense of self, that he is subject to court procedures, etc. - and the narcissist will lose control.

Contradict, expose, humiliate, and berate the narcissist. Document every incident completely - behavior, late arrivals, injuries, neglect, threats, rages, etc. This makes it more difficult for them to continue making up more stories to explain away the behavior. We focused on specific behaviors or lack of. Research and then document. Facts and truth are best weapons against a Narcissist.

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Who regulates the privacy act?

On 1 November 2010, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner was integrated into the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

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Same-Sex Marriage

Does the Liberal Party of Australia support same-sex marriage?

No. The Liberal Party of Australia does not support same-sex marriage. The Liberal Party, under former PM John Howard, amended the Marriage Act in 2004 to define legal marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman. Same-sex couples who marry legally overseas are thus not recognised in Australia. The present Liberal leader, Tony Abbott, opposes same-sex marriage.

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If a married committee member of a golf club has an affair with a married female club member would this be deemed as bad conduct?

No, it's considered adultery. The words "bad conduct" are presumably meant to be vague and open to interpretation.

It depends on what you mean by "bad conduct".

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In how many countries do cars drive on the left side of the road?

75 Countries drive on the left. The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the left-hand side of the road. Most of the drivers of these countries use right-hand-drive vehicles.

1. Anguilla
2. Antigua and Barbuda
3. Australia
4. Bahamas
5. Bangladesh
6. Barbados
7. Bermuda
8. Bhutan
9. Botswana
10. Brunei
11. Cayman Islands
12. Christmas Island (Australia)
13. Cook Islands
14. Cyprus
15. Dominica
16. East Timor
17. Falkland Islands
18. Fiji
19. Grenada
20. Guernsey (Channel Islands)
21. Guyana
22. Hong Kong
23. India
24. Indonesia
25. Ireland
26. Isle of Man
27. Jamaica
28. Japan
29. Jersey (Channel Islands)
30. Kenya
31. Kiribati
32. Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)
33. Lesotho
34. Macau
35. Malawi
36. Malaysia
37. Maldives
38. Malta
39. Mauritius
40. Montserrat
41. Mozambique
42. Namibia
43. Nauru
44. Nepal
45. New Zealand
46. Niue
47. Norfolk Island (Australia)
48. Pakistan
49. Papua New Guinea
50. Pitcairn Islands (Britain)
51. Saint Helena
52. Saint Kitts and Nevis
53. Saint Lucia
54. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
55. Seychelles
56. Singapore
57. Solomon Islands
58. South Africa
59. Sri Lanka
60. Suriname
61. Swaziland
62. Tanzania
63. Thailand
64. Tokelau (New Zealand)
65. Tonga
66. Trinidad and Tobago
67. Turks and Caicos Islands
68. Tuvalu
69. Uganda
70. United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
71. Virgin Islands (British)
72. Virgin Islands (US)
73. Zambia
74. Zimbabwe

75. Samoa (as of September 2009)

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Is a slingshot without a brace illegal in Australia?


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What is the difference between a state and a colony in Australia?

Colonies were elements that were run by the British government. The states of Australia are each sovereign and autonomous entities. The states came into being with Federation of the colonies on 1 January 1901, which resulted in the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia. While the states did not have complete autonomy at this stage, various Acts and Declarations through the twentieth century gradually increased Australia's independence, and the ability of the states to use the constitution to enact their own laws.

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Does Australian Senator Nick Xenophon support same-sex marriage?

Yes. Mr. Xenophon voted in favor of same-sex marriage in 2012.

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Does Australia have an extradition treaty with Serbia?

No and they are not in talks of getting one either

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Do people still swear on the Bible in court?

Yes and no. In the United States, before you testify, you have the option of swearing on a Bible, or if you prefer, you can simply "affirm" (pledge) that you will tell the truth. In earlier times, only a Bible oath was used, because there was a myth that only religious people would be honest. But as the United States became more multicultural and diverse, attitudes towards secular people, atheists, agnostics, and members of minority religions became more tolerant. Thus, the courts began to recognize either swearing or affirming. In either case, the person makes a vow to be truthful. As for other countries, many are now following this modern custom of giving the person the option of swearing on a Bible or making a pledge to be truthful. However, countries that still are very religious or practice a theocratic form of government still require that a person swear on a copy of the holy book before testifying.

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Can you get a working visa for Australia with a drugs conviction?

No you can not, working visa's are very hard to get in Australia and in 9/10 cases those with convictions let alone drugs convictions find it hard enough to just enter the country, let alone work.

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Can you take your landlord to court for over charging you for repairs?

Possibly, but you will want to have arranged for another place to live if you pursue this avenue of compensation.

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What laws should be changed in Australia?

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What types of law compose Australian legal system?

The Australian legal system is based on the foundation of the Constitution of Australia, from which principles and rights are administered, not necessarily any particular laws! This Constitution also separates the government into 'arms' by which the rule of law can be ensured to be followed. It is this separation of powers that gives the State and Federal parliaments to pass statutes, and the Courts of Australia to produce common law based on the principle of precedent, which is a key element of any Adversarial System of law.

The 'types' of law can be divided into two main categories: Public Laws and Private Laws.

As the names suggest Public law concerns issues between the State and the individual, and Private Law concerns legal issues between individuals and groups.

The major ones are listed below.

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Industrial law
  • Property Law
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law
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What is the relationship between state and law?

what is relationship between law and state

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Why is 18 the legal age to drink in Australia?

because its Australia!!! that's the best way to make business and like in all European countries the age is 18 too!!!

One argument was if you are old enought to be sent out against your will to fight for your country then you are old enough to drink. Thir easoning is proving to be faulty of coarse, However taxation and botle shops are making a motsa.

18 is the legal requirement for a number of things in Australia. It is the legal age requirement to vote as well. There is a belief that if one is old enough to vote, one is old enough to drink responsibly and vice versa. This is, of course, not necessarily the case, but it is the prevailing perception nonetheless.

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How do expose a narcissist in court during a custody battle?

You don't. One of the biggest mistakes that is made by feuding parents is the attempt to make each other look "bad". The best option is to allow legal counsel to do his or her job and/or, to only answer those questions that are posed to you in a direct and truthful manner. Do not use name calling, character assassination, and so forth to try to strength your case, such behavior always has the exact opposite results of what was originally intended.

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What is Skye's law?

A law introduced in February 2010 by Premier Kristina Keneally and her New South Wales (Australian) state government, imposing penalties for those who evade police and instigate police pursuits. Keneally dubbed these new offence laws as "Skye's Law" in honour of 'Baby Skye', who died as a result of injuries sustained when a stolen vehicle, which led police on a high-speed police chase in Sydney's south-west, collided into Skye's family car. Skye Sassine died at 19 months old.

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Can you have a ferret as a pet in Australia?

Ferrets are not native to Australia, and as such, there are limits on keeping them as pets.

Australia has strict restrictions on the keeping of ferrets as pets. Live ferrets cannot be imported, due to the risks of disease. The ferrets currently in Australia come from stud farms. Only domesticated ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) are permitted, and not their close relative, the European polecat.

It is illegal to keep ferrets as pets in Queensland or the Northern Territory; in the ACT and Victoria a licence is required.

In Queensland the ferret is a Class 1 declared pest animal, and as such is a prohibited pet. Other Australian states also have restrictions on keeping ferrets as pets.

Ferrets are also banned completely in the Northern Territory.

In Western Australia there are no known laws against keeping ferrets, but there are requirements for identification on ferrets entering that state, to ensure only the domesticated ferret is permitted in.

Areas of Victoria require that ferrets be registered, and some councils limit how many ferrets may be kept on the same premises.

New South Wales has no specific registration requirements, but there are restrictions in some areas regarding the number of ferrets which may be kept.

South Australia has no registration requirements - ferrets can be kept legally as there is currently no feral ferret problem in that state.

There are ferret enthusiast clubs in Tasmania, so ferrets are permitted in that state. There do not appear to be any obvious restrictions.

In the Australian Capital Territory, owners are subject to Animal Welfare Codes of Practice, and ferrets must be licensed.

The best advice is to contact the local council involved about keeping ferrets, and individual councils' policies and guidelines.

Ferrets are quite popular with some groups, and ferret clubs continue to lobby councils and governments to reduce some of the current restrictions. Others are more cautious, wanting to avoid similar problems as those caused by the introduction of foxes and rabbits in Australia.

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What is the age of consent in Australia?

In Southern Australia, it's 17, but in other places it's only 16.

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When did Molly Craig run away?

i have no idea Molly Craig, believed to be born in 1925, lived in Jigalong, Western Australia. She had a small family of 1 sister, Daisy Kadibill, her mother, grandmother and cousin, Gracie Fields. They didn't have much money and had very little medical access.

Molly, Daisy and Gracie all feature in the movie "Rabbit Proof Fence", which is based on the journey the three girls made from an internmant camp to Jigalong. In 1931, the Australian government made a policy of removing Aboriginal half-casts from their parent's to train them to act like white people. When Molly was 14, she and her younger sister Daisy and her cousin Gracie were taken from their home in Jigalong and sent to an internment camp on the Moore River, north of Perth. Soon after being left there, they escaped and spent nine weeks walking home, a distance of more than 990 miles.

Gracie got tricked and was captured and sent back to the internment camp, Molly and Daisy made it back to Jigalong. Molly grew up and had two children, Doris and Annabelle.

Nine years later, Molly and her children were transported back to the Moore River Settlement. Molly managed to escape again but only with 18-month-old Annabelle, leaving 4-year-old Doris behind. In 1943 Annabelle was taken from Molly's care and they never saw each other again. In the 1960's Doris and Molly were reunited and Doris made her mother's escape back home into a book called "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence". The book was later made into the film "Rabbit Proof Fence".

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Molly's daughter said, "Mum's legacy is the calming influence and quiet dignity of the desert women, and the stolen generation's story. She looked you straight in the eye."

Molly died on January 13 2004 at the age of 87

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Can you have an open alcohol drink in a car in Australia?


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What is Australia's passenger movement charge?

Australia's passenger movement charge is a departure tax. It is collected from airlines and other carriers. The rate is currently AUD 47.

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Can the high court of australia declare a law to be invalid?

Yes the high court can declare a law to be invalid only after fair trial and the reasoning behind such a move is that the decree is unconstitutional to Australia. The best example of this case of Tasmania v The Commonwealth, better known as the Tasmanian Dams Case. In this case the Commonwealth implemented legislation preventing the construction of the Franklin Dam. Tasmania contested this law in the High Court saying that it was unconstitutional. It was ruled that the law was valid under the constitution (section 51), so change was not enforced by the court. Such examples demonstrate a process like the one asked about in the above asked question.

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In any state is it illegal to commit suicide?

Well I don't think you can charge someone for killing themselves.


That's true, but if you attempt suicide and live, as so many maimed unfortunate people do, then you can be charged for a lot of expenses. Suicide also nullifies life insurance policies, so it costs a lot more for the people left behind. It is a big mess all around. My mom worked in a hospice taking care of several people who had tried to commit suicide and just succeeded in making their lives more unbearable (one guy tried to shoot himself, and his gun slipped and he blew his face off, but didn't touch his brain... so he had to live with an open wound for a face... for a long time).

It's an all-around bad idea... especially for the people left behind who have to clean up the mess.

It is illegal in Alaska. The penalty for attempted suicide is death.


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