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January 17, 2018

Back to school road safety

During the busy rush of getting kids ready for a new year of school with books, uniforms and bags, it’s important for parents to ensure their children are stepping into the new school year on the right, and safe, foot. A recent study has returned some alarming statistics, showing that over 70 percent of drivers […]

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January 9, 2018

SSM: Wedded bliss still needs legal protections. A checklist for the newly married.

It’s an exciting day for same-sex-couples in Australia who are now able to officially wed from today but a legally binding marriage isn’t the safeguard for all your rights. It is important to remember there are legal changes all married couples still need to make to ensure their new husband or wife is protected under […]

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January 8, 2018

Mark Bates – This is my story

Mark was an electrician by trade, the bread winner for his wife and daughter. A fit and active 43-year-old, Mark enjoyed riding motorbikes, particularly his Yamaha Road Star. Mark was returning home from work. Mark was riding his motorbike home from a job site when he was t-boned at an intersection by a four-wheel drive. […]

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December 29, 2017

Shine lawyers warn Apple may face class action in Australia

Class Actions against technology juggernaut Apple have been filed across the US, following the company’s admission that it pushed out software updates to consumers that limited the performance of several Apple Devices. “There are several cases that could be brought against Apple for the iPhone 6, 6S, SE and 7 defects. In Australia, we will […]

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December 21, 2017

Racial discrimination & vilification – What are your rights?

In Australia, it is unlawful for you to be treated unfairly because of attributes including your race, colour, immigration status, ethnicity or nationality. Unfortunately, despite Federal Laws such as the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), making this conduct and behaviour illegal, everyday people and groups of people continue to be subjected to unfair treatment because […]

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What to do if you’re experiencing workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination

Workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination can make you feel powerless, as if no one’s on your side. But this isn’t the case. For employers, tolerating or promoting these toxic behaviours in the workplace rather than creating inclusive and safe environments is not only immoral; it’s contrary to the law. Every employee has the right not […]

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December 20, 2017

There’s more to road safety than speed: The fatal five

Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It’s also, sadly, a time when not all road users will make it home to their friends and families safely. Read Madeline’s story here. Each year, Australia’s road toll rises during the Christmas and New Year holidays as traffic volumes increase and people travel longer distances […]

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Working on Christmas Day? Employee rights on a public holiday

If you work a 9-5 job, you’ll probably spend Christmas Day at home with family, feasting on fine food and swapping gifts. Yet for thousands of Australian workers, the day is business as usual. Doctors, police officers, paramedics, firefighters and carers are among the many who may be requested to work a shift on December […]

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December 19, 2017

Driving in Australia: A guide for British motorists

Driving in Australia is quite similar to driving in the UK. We both drive on the left hand side of the road. We both have strict laws against drink driving and will take points off your licence for breaking the safety rules. With our smaller population, wide roads and plenty of open space, you might […]

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