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December 19, 2017

Madeline’s story: Remembering road safety all year round

Madeline had always been a glass-half full girl. She saw the best in others and her positivity drew people to her. She was always the helper and a career in law and justice became an obvious choice. She had her sights set on the Queensland Police Service, and began her studies in human services at […]

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What to do if you receive an unsafe or defective Christmas gift

For most of us, Christmas is a time to see family, tuck into a delicious feast and of course, open presents. But what should you do if one of your gifts turns out to be faulty, even dangerous? What can you do if you’ve been injured by a Christmas present? If a defective product has […]

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Young lives at risk: The road safety reality

For many, learning to drive is a rite of passage. The moment you first receive your driver’s licence heralds an exciting new life of independence and maturity. But, there’s a catch. In the blink of an eye, you go from a learner driver – statistically the safest on the road – to a member of […]

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December 18, 2017

Don’t let norovirus hijack your cruise: Top tips for prevention

If you’re treating yourself to a luxurious ocean getaway this summer, sea sickness, sunburn and maybe the odd margarita-induced hangover should be the only ailments on your radar. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the hundreds of passengers on cruise ships such as Carnival’s Sun Princess who have been struck down by an unpleasant stowaway […]

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Final report released: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Just over five years ago, the Julia Gillard leadership announced the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Courageous individuals – victims, journalists, lawyers and campaigners – came together to take on the powerful institutions that committed unquestionable acts of abuse and concealment. Years of investigations culminated earlier today, when the Royal Commission […]

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December 15, 2017

Stephen Roche: How a simple coffee with an old friend showed me the power of the Royal Commission

An opinion piece by Stephen Roche They say no good deed goes unnoticed. When you’re working hard someone is always watching. It’s a lesson hard to be mindful of. Not because we chug away at life aimlessly, but because sometimes, it’s easy to forget the significance and privilege a lawyer has in affecting change. My […]

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How to share the road safely with trucks and other heavy vehicles

We’ve all heard the expression ‘without trucks Australia stops’. Yet despite playing a crucial role in Australia’s economy, truck driving is one of the country’s most dangerous professions. The figures paint a disturbing picture. Truck driving has an average rate of 20 deaths per 100,000 workers. In 2014, there were 65 deaths and 8450 injuries […]

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December 11, 2017

Motorcycle road accident infographic: Breaking down the numbers

Ask anyone with a motorcycle and they’ll tell you nothing beats the feeling of cruising the open road. With the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair, there’s nothing better. But that feeling comes at a cost. Without the protection of car panels, airbags or seatbelts, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when it […]

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Annual leave: Seven things you need to know before taking time off this Christmas

As Christmas rapidly approaches, most of us are rushing to finalise holiday plans. Whether you’re visiting family, heading overseas or simply enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation at home, here’s what you need to know before taking time off this Christmas: Are you experiencing difficulties in your place of work? Know your rights.  1. Employers […]

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