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June 19, 2018

Food Allergies and Eating Out: What are your Rights?

Food allergies are common in Australia, affecting about one in every twenty children and two in every hundred adults. While many children outgrow their food allergies, those that don’t face a higher risk of anaphylactic shock and other reactions. Everyone should be able to enjoy a meal out. But for people with food allergies, it’s […]

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June 18, 2018

Tax Time Checklist

It is almost the end of the financial year, and that means it is time get all of your payment summaries and receipts in order. To assist you in ensuring you have everything you need to get the best return possible, Shine Lawyers has put together a checklist that details the basic essentials you’ll need, […]

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How To Get a Pay Rise

In a period where the cost of living has increased monumentally, workers’ wages haven’t followed the same trajectory. In fact, workers’ wages have increased at record low levels over the past 5 years.[1] That is not to say a sizeable pay rise is unrealistic nor unattainable. Instead, it means workers ought to think harder about […]

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June 13, 2018

Choosing the right financial advisor

With the end of the financial year approaching, now is the time to find the right financial advisor. While a good accountant can help you get more tax back or reduce the amount you have to pay, a financial advisor can assist in providing sound advice on how to save and invest your money. What […]

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Dale’s story: How going the extra mile can make a big difference

In October 2016, Luke Pearcy’s client Dale was involved in a cycling accident with a motorist. It wasn’t the early morning ride he had planned, instead he was knocked off his bike and suffered a fractured coccyx (that’s the tailbone at the base of his spine). Initially this case looked like it would be a […]

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June 8, 2018

How to Seek Help: For People in Abusive Relationships

“Why didn’t you just leave?” is a question often posed to survivors of abusive relationships and domestic violence. But the situation is often more complicated than that. There are many reasons that make it hard to leave abusive relationships, however there are steps you can begin to take to make the process easier. It might seem like […]

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Cyclists to benefit from new TAC changes

All cyclists in Victoria who are injured in accidents involving stationary vehicles will now be able to access compensation. Under new legislation introduced by the Andrews Labor government, cyclists will be able to access Transport Accident Commission (TAC) benefits if they are injured at any time by a moving vehicle, a stationary vehicle or a […]

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June 5, 2018

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 […]

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June 1, 2018

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 […]

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