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December 8, 2017

Leadership during change

Leading a business during any time of change is challenging. However, the reality is that change can elevate a business to excellence if chaos is avoided. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he had a vision to change the business, change our attitude and change our needs towards personal computing. Undoubtedly, he was confronted with […]

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Erin Explains: Who’s handling my case?

If you find legal jargon hard to understand, you’re not alone. Legal dialogue is highly specialised and sometimes, it just sounds like gibberish. At Shine Lawyers, we speak your language. We’ll explain your case plain and simple – no unnecessary jargon needed. If you’re bringing a legal claim, one question that might be on your […]

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December 7, 2017

The battle continues for shark attack victim Glenn Dickson

In February, Cairns local and expecting-father Glenn Dickson was doing what he loved – spearfishing with friends. However, when he jumped into the water near Hitchinbrook Island, his life changed forever. Glenn was viciously attacked by a shark and lost his left leg, losing consciousness and technically dying six times. Miraculously, Glenn survived. It was […]

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Dos and don’ts for your work Christmas party

For some, Christmas parties are a time to let your hair down, bond with your colleagues and celebrate the closing of another year. For others, the forced festivity is an ordeal to be survived. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, it’s important to remember that you may be off the clock but you’re […]

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December 6, 2017

The dangers of drowsy driving: Fact or fiction?

We’ve all seen the harrowing TV ads warning us about the dangers of drink driving (see our guide on what to do if you spot a drunk driver on the road). But what gets less attention is drowsy driving. And according to researchers, it’s just as dangerous. The Sleep Health Foundation has found that 17 […]

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November 30, 2017

Finding resilience: How Kim’s motor vehicle accident changed her life

Kim’s children have always stood at the heart of all she’s done. She was a mother, a teacher, a giver and a soother of pain. In her work as a home care assistant, she was no different. She looked out for the vulnerable, the injured and the lonely. She supported them through their darkest times. […]

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November 29, 2017

DIY home renovators: The third wave of asbestos victims

Between 1945 and 1975, Australia was the largest consumer of asbestos products per capita in the world. We mined it, manufactured it and used it extensively across the country. Lauded for its versatility, asbestos was attractive to many industries, particularly construction. Exposure to dust was considered a normal part of the job. It wasn’t until […]

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November 28, 2017

Defamed on social media? Why we need stronger laws

It’s no secret – it pays to be careful of what you say on social media. Recently, people have been fired, publicly shamed and even jailed for posts they’ve made on websites like Facebook and Twitter. Shine Lawyers’ National Defamation Practice Leader Peter Coggins says that many Australians are under the impression that we have […]

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Radio stars dumped: What every Aussie worker needs to know

KiisFm unceremoniously fired Kate Langbroek, Dave Hughes, Meshel Laurie and Matt Tilley on Friday last week. The popular radio hosts were axed from their respective radio shows without warning or a chance to say goodbye to listeners. The radio announcers were supposed to finish their on-air duties on Friday, 8 December. According to news reports, Hughesy […]

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