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June 16, 2017

Time limitations for asbestos disease compensation

Written by Shine Lawyers’ Senior Asbestos Solicitor, David Agudelo.  Often in asbestos compensation claims, strong cases can be undermined by strict time limitations. To make matters more complex, states and territories in Australia apply different time limits for one to bring a court claim and a workers’ compensation claim. Failure to comply with these strict limitations […]

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June 15, 2017

Reclaiming unpaid debt: How to get your money back

Not only can unpaid debts put an unnecessary strain on both you and your business, they can seriously jeopardise customer relations. There are many reasons why an individual or business may be failing to follow through on their unpaid debts, and the steps you should take to reclaim funds will depend on the debtor’s situation. Read […]

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June 14, 2017

James Chrara: Understanding the workers’ compensation changes in NSW

Shine Lawyers’ NSW General Manager James Chrara unpacks section 39 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW), and explains what it means for injured workers across the state.  Are your workers’ compensation weekly benefits being cut off? The NSW state government made a number of reforms to worker’s compensation in NSW in 2012. The reforms have resulted […]

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June 9, 2017

Changes to NSW workers’ compensation: Will your benefits be cut?

Have you recently received a letter from your workers’ compensation insurance company informing you that your weekly benefits will cease? If so, you may have been caught by section 39. In 2012, major amendments were introduced to the NSW workers’ compensation scheme – amendments that have resulted in ongoing instability for injured workers across the […]

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Small business owners targeted by ATO disclosure policy

Unprecedented power for the ATO In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced that from 1 July 2017 the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will now be able to disclose tax debt information on businesses to credit reporting bureaus such as Dun & Bradstreet, Veda and Experian. This policy has been on the Government’s […]

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June 6, 2017

TPD insurance: When claims get rejected

Total and permanent disability, or TPD insurance can be your lifeline if you suffer an injury or illness that prevents you from returning to work in the same capacity. If successful, your claim provides you with a lump sum payment to help get you back on your feet; lost past income, lost earning capacity, any […]

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May 26, 2017

Norovirus Cruise: Did you catch it?

You’ve decided on a cruise. You’ve saved up for this vacation because it’s going to be a special one for you and your significant other. Not long into your trip you’re struck down with vomiting and diarrhoea, and you remain cabin-bound for the remainder of your holiday. As unwanted as this may be, there have […]

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May 25, 2017

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month: Reforming our response

Throughout May, the state of Queensland comes together to raise awareness and increase education around domestic and family violence. In support of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, Shine Lawyers’ General Manager Kimberley Allen discusses the importance of awareness and education in bringing violence in Australian homes to an end. Law, order and reforming our […]

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May 16, 2017

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month: Legal support for victims

In Queensland, May marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Across the state, industries and communities come together to raise awareness for domestic and family violence, showing their support for victims and spreading the message that domestic violence in any form will not be tolerated. This May, Shine Lawyers are proud to actively support Domestic […]

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