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Free Legal Webinars

Topic:  Key Differences Between the Family Law System in WA and the Rest of Australia

When:  12pm - 12.30pm Tuesday 3 April

Presenters:  Adam Somerville-Brown, Senior Associate and Dianne Caruso, Associate, Kim Wilson & Co

Register Now - be sure to use your Murdoch student/staff email address so your Murdoch affiliation is recognisable.

About the session:

Adam Somerville-Brown, Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist and Dianne Caruso, Associate from Kim Wilson & Co lead a discussion around the key differences between the family law system in Western Australia and the rest of Australia.


Topic:  The blurred line between workplace and private behavior: Managing personal relationships in the workplace

When:  9am - 9.30am Thursday 4 April

Presenter:  Denise O'Reilly, Director, O'Reilly Workplace Law

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About the session:

In recent years, numerous scandals have played out in the media regarding outside of work relationships between employees that have gone sour, and in some cases led to sexual harassment complaints. The #metoo movement has also seen a spike in reports of sexual harassment and an increased awareness about employee rights to be protected from such behaviour.
This webinar will explore the risks for employers of workplace romances gone wrong, including what employers can do in advance to manage these risks.

Types of Legal Materials

Primary legal materials are the written records of the law

  • Legislation
  • Cases 

Secondary legal materials are those materials which are ABOUT the law:

  • Extrinsic legal materials which are documents, defined within a jurisdiction's Interpretation Act, that can be used in court to interpret the meaning and intent of legislation.  These usually consist of Parliamentary debates (Hansard) and Law Reform documents.
  • Books, journals and commentaries which discuss the law
  • Reference tools which help find the law (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, guides and directories).

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Research Support

Researchers at Murdoch University are supported by the Library and the Division of Research and Development.

Use our Supporting Research at Murdoch Guide to discover the Library's services for Graduate Research students and other researchers.

Please contact Debra Smith to make an appointment for advice on research strategies, resources and tools specific to your area of research - this service is especially for staff, graduate research and honours students.


Murdoch Law Library

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Debra Smith
Geoffrey Bolton Library
Perth Campus
Room 2.032
9360 6283

Law Library Help Desk

Semester hours:

Monday: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Friday: 10.30am -1.30pm

The Law Library Help Desk is located in the Murdoch University Law Library - South Wing Level 3 of the South Street Campus Library.

It is staffed by senior law students who are there to assist with your Library Research Tests and with legal research queries.

Note: The Law Library Help Desk is unstaffed during non-teaching weeks.
For assistance during these weeks, please complete a Service Now request.

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