2018 in Review

As we begin a new year we would like to reflect on 2018 at Nicholes Family Lawyers and thank our colleagues and supporters for another great year. It has been a particular privilege to continue working with Former Chief Justices of the Family Court of Australia, the Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO ...

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Christmas and Family Violence

Christmas is a time of rejoicing, of gift-giving, of great food and drink; a family time.  But there is a dark side to Christmas – shamefully, it is also a time when there is a huge increase in family violence.  Just in Victoria, it is anticipated that there will be an additional fifty r...

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Victoria Police – Response to Family Violence

On Monday 19 November 2018 the Victorian Family Law Pathways Network held a forum on the recent changes made within the Victoria Police in response to the ongoing issue of Family Violence in Victoria. In the year ending June 2018, a total of 76,124 family violence incidents were reported by Victoria...

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LGBTI in US Mid-Term Elections

The 2018 United States Midterm elections has seen the first ever openly gay man elected as governor of a US state. Jared Polis, aged 43, has defeated his Republican opponent Walker Stapleton to win the state of Colorado. Polis was previously the first openly gay first-year congressman elected when h...

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Isabelle Hayden, Associate – In Cambodia with CRI

Children’s Rights International (“CRI”) was established following the 4th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Sally Nicholes is a longstanding board member of Children’s Rights International. CRI have had a strong involvement in Cambodia for many years. The 7th World Congress assisted...

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Celebrating a year of yes

Thursday 15 November 2018 marks 365 days since Australia voted yes to same-sex marriage. At Nicholes Family Lawyers we think this is an anniversary worth celebrating. The postal survey resulted in 61.6% of Australia voting in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry. It was December 8 2017 when ...

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Think Equal – Screening of India’s Daughter

‘On 16th December 2012 at around 8.30 pm a 23 year old female medical student was on her way home from a movie with a male friend, the couple boarded a private bus, which claimed to be going their way. Her friend was badly beaten and she was dragged to the back where she was […]...

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