Artificial Intelligence: helpful or harmful to the workforce?
As technology continues to develop at a startling pace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being scrutinised for the potential impact it can have in workplaces. Recent studies have shown mixed feelings about the impact AI has on the human aspect of the workforce vs automation and productivity; with 64% of respondents saying they would welcome AI […]Read more
Fair Work Commission announces increase to the minimum wage
Today the Fair Work Commission handed down its yearly wage review decision. The good news for employees is that the Commission decided that the national minimum wage should be increased by 3.5%. This now means that the hourly national minimum wage from 1 July 2018 will rise to $18.93. The weekly minimum wage will now […]Read more
Every day we grieve the loss of our loved one, yet they survived the crash
These are words I hear far too often. They are the sorts of words that families use when describing to me their heartbreak after their loved one has survived an accident but has been left with catastrophic injuries. These can be physical injuries as well as moderate to severe brain injuries. Australia’s road fatality figures […]Read more
Safety Warnings for Everyday Products
When selling potentially harmful goods and services to consumers, businesses have a responsibility to comply with safety warning requirements. As consumers, it is important to look out for and understand these warnings to assist you in making informed choices about your purchasing and how to use the product safely to avoid injury or harm. Under […]Read more
Road Safety and Speed Cameras: Should an Alternative be Utilised?
Speeding is the biggest killer on our roads, according to the NSW Centre for Road Safety, accounting for around 40% of road deaths. But are speed cameras the best way to deal with the problem or should we be looking at alternative options? Caradvice.com.au has stated that in financial year 2017, speed cameras in Australia […]Read more
Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Pedestrian
Pedestrians make up the largest group of road users, simply because we are all pedestrians at some point – whether walking for fitness or leisure, going to work, heading to school or the local shops or walking to access public transport.  According to the most recent Road trauma Australia statistical summary, there were 1,768 […]Read more
World Press Freedom Day
Given World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) was on 3 May 2018, which included a series of significant worldwide events led by UNESCO, I think it’s a timely occasion to survey the defamation law landscape in Australia, and examine some recent ground-breaking cases of 2017 and consider where our defamation laws might be heading. One of […]Read more
Yesterday was a good day for abuse survivors
Working with survivors of abuse every day and hearing the horrific nature of the abuse inflicted on them as small vulnerable children, and of the devastating impact the abuse has had on their lives, not every day is an easy one. However, there were a few news stories that popped into my consciousness yesterday that […]Read more
Motorcycles and Lane Filtering: Is it legal in Australia?
Motorcycles and Lane Filtering: Is it legal in Australia? Lane filtering is the act of slowly riding a motorcycle between two rows of slow-moving or stationary vehicles heading in the same direction as you. If you’re a motorbike rider, you’ve probably lane filtered before. If you’re not, it’s very likely you’ve seen lane filtering in […]Read more