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March 15, 2018

Compensating victims of child sexual abuse: Where is the National Redress Scheme?

Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report, Shine Lawyers has strongly supported the recommendation to implement a national redress scheme, providing compensation for victims of institutional sexual abuse. Shine first made a submission in relation to the scheme in May 2015 and stands by this recommendation […]

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March 13, 2018

Casual vs. permanent part-time: What it means for your workplace rights

Whether you’re searching for a new casual job or experiencing problems at your current workplace, understanding what your employment status means is critical for protecting your rights at work. Your entitlements change depending on your type of employment, so it’s important to be aware exactly what it means to be a part-time or casual worker. […]

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March 8, 2018

Sporting accidents and injuries: What are your legal rights?

Every year, over 17 million Aussies participate in sport. Whether it’s a hit of tennis, a game of social touch or a few laps at the local pool, sport is a great way to take care of your body and your mind. Every fan knows that sport comes with an inherent risk of accident and […]

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International Women’s Day 2018: A timeline of women’s rights in Australia

This International Women’s Day, the theme is #PressForProgress. Despite the support for movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report states that worldwide gender parity is over 200 years away. Gender equality won’t happen overnight, but now more than ever, we must keep pressing for progress. Although gender disparity still […]

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February 23, 2018

Be the solution: O-week advice you need to hear

You’ve finished school, and enjoyed three months of sunbaking and basking in the glory (or responsibilities) of adulthood. You’ve worked a part-time job, gallivanted all over the city and now it’s time for a new education. For some, O-week will be one of the most exciting and cherished times of their youth. But unfortunately for […]

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February 8, 2018

Duty of care at school or daycare – Who is responsible?

What duty of care do teachers and carers have towards your children? Every parent hopes that child’s time at day care and school will be an adventure filled with learning, play and new experiences. Children can’t (and shouldn’t!) be shielded from every bump and bruise but ultimately, carers and teachers must do what they can […]

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February 6, 2018

What Safer Internet Day means to an abuse lawyer

Safer Internet Day in 2018 is about creating, connecting and sharing respect under the motto “a better internet starts with you”. I like to think of this as a call to action for every individual and every organisation/ institution to consider what we all can do to make the internet, which is now a huge […]

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February 5, 2018

What to look for in contents insurance

Australians are chronically under-insured. In fact, only 1 in 5 of us has enough cover to replace our belongings and our homes if we lost everything in a fire or a flood. People who rent their homes are even less likely to have insurance at all. Research from the Insurance Council of Australia found around […]

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February 3, 2018

Flexible working arrangements explained: How you can achieve that work-life balance

Now that most of us are back from holidays over the Christmas & New Year Period, many of us start wishing for just a little more time off – whether you ventured abroad or spent quality time with family and friends, holidays vanish in the blink of an eye. Of course, it’s normal to feel […]

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