Australian Court Approves Of 16 Year Old Transitioning From A Male To A Female

A mother has just lost a court case to stop her 16 year old child from transitioning from a male to a female.

The teenager will now be able to access gender-affirming hormone treatment following the Family Court ruling in Australia.

Justice Watts granted authorisation for the teen to access oestrogen treatment to aid in her physical feminisation.

The teen’s father consented to the treatment, but the mother did not, stating that the child lacked the competency to consent to the diagnosis and treatment.

The court heard that since the child was 6 or 7 the child had “expressed a consistent, persistent and insistent view that she wishes to move to … gender affirming hormone treatment”.

Prior to receiving hormonal treatment, a child normally receives puberty blockers to prepare them for the transition.

Hormone treatment is the second step in a three-stage medical transition process for transgender adolescents.

The third step involves surgery.

Hayder Shkara, divorce lawyer from Justice Family Lawyers, said that this ruling had made things clearer for adolescents with gender dysphoria.

“Since 2017, it was not entirely clear as to what role the courts will have if there were to be a dispute in relation to gender dysphoria. The courts will only get involved in decisions up to stage 2 of a transition if a parent or doctor disputed the diagnosis of gender dysphoria or treatment. The court will then get involved and make a ruling as to whether or not they should authorise the treatment.”

The Family Court in 2013 ruled that court approval was no longer required for stage one treatment, but the court had a role in disputes.

In 2017, the Full Court went further and ruled court authorisation was not required for stage two treatment, but it was not clear what role the court performed in the case of disputes.

Justice Watts said court approval for stage two treatment is mandatory only if a parent or doctor disputes the child’s legal competency to consent; the diagnosis of gender dysphoria; or the proposed treatment.

Hayder Shkara

Justice Family Lawyers.

Address : Level 21/133 Castlereagh St, ,Sydney , NSW – 2000 Australia.

Tel : +61 (02) 8089 3148

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Aussie Bloggers Early 2020 Focus Articles Feature Business Services Providers


Aussie Bloggers online lifestyle magazine, in an exclusive interview with Anitech Media, confirmed its coming focus is on Business Services Providers

The Aussie Bloggers Lifestyle Magazine is a leading Australian lifestyle, travel and fashion magazine for the discerning blog reader on the web. The site also features all things from health, travel, fitness, home & garden matters right through to tips for selecting a building contractor. There is something for everyone.

The blog has been in operation for over 10 years and is committed to meet client needs both in the information they provided readers and technology they use. The leading Australian online lifestyle magazine has a long history of regularly featuring Australian industry sectors and companies. In February, they intend showcasing leading Business Services Providers websites ranging from SolBox, a Fleet Optimisation Specialist through to First Choice, a Business Finance Specialist.

Tracey Jones, content editor of Anitech Media said this in her interview with ULRC “We have been experiencing great growth in visitors to our online magazine over recent years. We have listened to the feedback survey from our website visitors as to the content and experience they seek. We have seen the importance of staying at the leading edge of technology to keep in touch with our clients the way they expect and to communicate in the best way possible the array of information we provide to our website visitors.”

Tracey Jones also said, “We found that existing website visitors had a broad range of customer interests and are from a wide Australian and international catchment. The website developer needed to take this all into consideration in the design upgrade. The new website design is mobile friendly to meet Google’s strict page load speed requirements, is robust for ease of customers accessing it at high traffic times on all mobile and tablet devices. This was necessary to deliver the most effective ‘customer experience’ required in todays demanding online environment.

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Aussie Bloggers online lifestyle magazine is a leading Australian online lifestyle magazine site for the discerning reader on the web on all things from health, fitness, home and garden matters right through to tips for selecting a business coach or building contractor. Something for everyone.

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Forex Brokers Featured In New Online Directory

IG Australia based Online Brokers Directory announced today the launch of their new website featuring Australian forex brokers, stock brokers, CFD providers and other financial services providers.

Forex Brokers

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The founders of Online FX Broker Directory have over 40 years’ combined experience in the Australasian financial services industry and could see the benefit to both CFD Broker, financial services providers & prospective clients with the comprehensive online reference portal they have created.

The directory showcases the array of retail broking services offered by operators licensed in Australia in the respective forex broker, CFD Brokers, equities and option brokers, as well as other financial service providers like self-managed super fund managers. It gives visitors to the website the ability to search for, and easily make contact with, online brokers by specialty or location with ease, as well as access top-rated broker research material for their online trading or long term investing strategies.

Mr Stuart Young, Co-Founder of Online Brokers Directory said, “We did a survey of leading Australian financial services providers and prospective users of the website to derive the best solution possible for all users of it. Feedback received during the beta testing stage has been extremely positive from all involved.” He went on to say, “We were particularly keen to make this a resource site full of rich media and constantly updated material that visitors to the site would not only find educational but a regular place to return to access additional trading information, special promotions and webinars.”

In an interview with Coach Media, the co-founders detailed how each featured broker, by updating their upcoming events and webinars in their profile, got to have these prominently ‘featured’ on the home page as well as in the events calendar and is proving to be a real hit with visitors to the site. The feedback has also been extremely favourable on the ease of comparing brokers from those featured taking the time to showcase their various rates and special feature offerings.

Coach Media tested the platform by searching for the best online brokers to learn more about their business and to compare product offerings, trading features, profiles and reviews, with other brokers. They were surprised by the results but also the great user experience and ease of navigation both on desktop and mobile devices.

“The website needed to anticipate and incorporate all aspects expected to be encountered with such a comprehensive financial services directory site. This included, international visitors, strong social media interface for the sharing of media rich material featured, ease of comparing financial service providers as well as many other considerations” said Mr Young. He also commented as follows, when asked if this was the first of similar sites to be rolled our around the globe. “We have every intention of this being the first of a global roll out. We would be delighted to incorporate any feature suggested by users to enhance the visitor experience. It was the intention for this site to be the international benchmark for such directory sites and leading Australian brokers who have indicated they want to be a featured broker is testament that this is close to being achieved.”

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Organization: Online Brokers Directory
Address: Level 13, 167 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61-2-8880-5262

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Zoono Files Legal Proceedings Against Stayzon

Global biotech company, Zoono Group Limited (ASX: ZNO) (‘Zoono’ or ‘the Company’), advises that it has commenced legal proceedings against MCS Capital Partners Pty Limited and Stayzon Retail Ventures Pty Limited (together, ‘Stayzon’) for breach of the Deed of Settlement pursuant to which Zoono and Stayzon ended their supply agreement in March 2018.

Zoono believes Stayzon has engaged in, and continues to engage in, making false and misleading statements in the marketing and sale of Stayzon products.  Proceedings have been filed in the Auckland High Court.  Zoono will advise of the outcome of these proceedings in due course.

For further Information please contact:

Paul Hyslop

Managing Director/CEO

+64 21 659977

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Zoono is a global biotech company that develops, manufactures and distributes a suite of scientifically-validated, long-lasting and environmentally-friendly antimicrobial solutions. Zoono’s mission is to improve health and well-being through innovative, safe, non-toxic and durable germ protection.

Zoono produces sprays, wipes and foams suited for skin care, surface sanitisers, and mould remediation treatments. The products are based on the ‘zoono molecule’, a unique antimicrobial molecule that bonds to any surface and kills pathogens including bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi and mould.

Zoono’s products have received numerous regulatory approvals and the company’s technology claims are supported by independent testing conducted in laboratories worldwide. Zoono is headquartered in New Zealand and its products are available globally.

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David Penrose Real Estate Agent Queenstown

Welcome to my newsletter for November 2018.

With less than four weeks until Christmas it is almost officially the start of Summer here in New Zealand. The year is drawing to a close for us all and 2018 will be yet another year to remember and another chapter in our lives.

It has been a busy year in real estate and last month was no exception. The total volume of property transactions was up compared to the same time last year, with 81 homes, apartments and lifestyle properties changing hands throughout Arrowtown and Queenstown. According to the REINZ, The medium number of days to sell a home, apartment or a section in Queenstown last month was 61 days.  

For the Real Estate industry, New Zealand’s long awaited anti-money laundering laws are almost here.
These new laws have been designed to improve the country’s ability to tackle money laundering, terrorism and financing. I understand that government figures reveal about NZ$1.35 billion from the proceeds of fraud and illegal drugs is laundered through what many would consider “normal” local businesses every year. Isn’t this staggering?

The new laws extend to individuals involved in real estate transactions. For conveyancers, lawyers and accountants, the requirements came into force on 1 July 2018. So for myself the requirements come into force on 1 January 2019. This filters right down to anyone who is purchasing property, must meet a certain criteria. I now have a responsibility to carry out due diligence and formal verification to identify both vendors, and purchasers alike.

Can offshore purchasers buy a hotel unit, or an apartment, in New Zealand without applying for an OIA Consent?

If a person is purchasing a hotel unit in a complex of more than 20 units, provided you enter into a lease back arrangement with the hotel operator/developer and that the lease back arrangement is subject to various conditions – one of which is that the owner cannot occupy the hotel unit for more than 30 days per year, then this may be possible.

Alternatively if you are purchasing an apartment “off the plans” within a multi-storey development of 20 or more apartments,  then you can purchase without a consent providing the developer holds either an Exemption Certificate or an Transitional Exemption Certificate.
Singaporean and Australian citizens are eligible to purchase without the need to obtain a consent.

If you wish to seek further clarification on this topic, please contact me directly so that I can advise you accordingly.

What is a LIM Report?

Buying a home apartment or a residential section can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. It’s important to equip yourself with as much knowledge as you can about a property before making any big decisions.

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) gives a summary of information that our local council holds about a property on the day the LIM was produced. A LIM is the most comprehensive property report available from a council, which is why it’s important for potential buyers to acquire a current one when purchasing a property. Alternatively, buyers can also make a LIM a condition to their purchase.

A LIM report contains useful information on a property that could inform your decision to buy, as well as help you to avoid future surprises. It can give you more information about a property’s history­­­­­, rates, flood or erosion risk and any consent granted for work done on the property.

If you are considering purchasing a property or selling a property in the Southern Lakes region , I would appreciate the opportunity to advise you, and discuss how I can assist you with your purchase, or market and expose your home, apartment or land like no other in New Zealand. 

My telephone number is+64 21 226 1507 alternatively my email address is

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A Good Nose For What Explodes

Queenstown might be a small resort town, but it has the second best explosives detector dog in the country, Toby. His handler, Aviation Security Service officer Andrew Buchanan, tells Joshua Walton about their special partnership and the growing need for bomb detection staff at Queenstown Airport.

Bomb detector dog Toby and his handler Andrew Buchanan have “put Queenstown on the map” with their success in a national competition to find the country’s top sniffer dogs. The Queenstown-based pair entered the National Police Patrol and Detector Dog Championships earlier this year as underdogs from the Aviation Security Service (Avsec), to challenge other explosives detection duos from across the country.

Mr Buchanan (53), of Cromwell, who has competed in the competition twice  before with other dogs, said Toby has “just got it”.
The pair was one of 23 teams from NZ Police, Customs, Corrections, Avsec and the New Zealand Army, taking part in three categories during the three-day competition — police patrol, narcotic detector and explosives detector.

“I know how stressful it is … we’ve only been operational for about one year,” Mr Buchanan said.
“The more and more you get out there and you do more training and go into high-risk areas, your dog gets better and better.
“So, you’re looking for that dog that has that one X-factor.”You’re going up with the best of the best, the police are doing it, Customs are doing it.”
Mr Buchanan said finishing in second place at the Upper Hutt event was “one of the highlights” of his year.
Toby, a 3-year-old German short-haired pointer and Labrador-cross, was one of three puppies Mr Buchanan had the choice of working with and training from scratch.
He took an early shine to his canine companion and the duo have gone on to show just how good they are at working together to sniff out danger.
The competition saw contenders take on a variety of search tasks, including dealing with a fake bomb threat in a car park and searching a quarry and theatre for explosives. Mr Buchanan said some of the tasks were like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
He and Toby faced challenges they would not normally take on or train for with Avsec, which many of the army or police dogs were better accustomed to. Starting out in the job 14 years ago, he said he has come to “build up a great rapport” with dogs by taking a hands-on approach.

“I see the dog section becoming a real plus in the fight against terrorism and keeping airports safe.
“We are fighting against people who are wanting to disrupt the travel of the public, so we need to just be one step ahead and train for whatever they are going to throw at us.”
Queenstown’s Avsec team is based in a building next to Queenstown Airport, which backs on the runway.
Avsec officers often use land around the site to train their detector dogs to get them used to different terrain and scenarios.

With the resort’s visitor population on the rise and increasing  number of flights at Queenstown Airport, Mr Buchanan said this presented an “increased risk” and demonstrated the need for an explosives detection team stationed nearby.
The airport has had a 33% increase in passenger numbers since 2015,  2,140,669  in the year ending June 2018, up 13% on the previous year.
International passenger numbers were up 12% to 596,276 and domestic passenger numbers rose by 14% to 1,544,393 during the same period.
Queenstown Airport Corporation’s public consultation on its proposals to extend the airport’s noise boundaries to allow for 41,600 flights a year by 2045, and double passenger numbers to 5.1 million, showed only about 4% of almost 1500 survey respondents backed the plans.
Mr Buchanan, who used to work for Avsec in Auckland, said “Queenstown is starting to get busy”.

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