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November 27, 2017

Spinal injury awareness: Staying safe on our roads

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe injuries a person can sustain, often resulting in life-altering consequences. In critical cases, they can lead to permanent disability or even loss of life. Spinal cord injuries are common in people aged 15 – 24, accounting for 30% of all cases. And the biggest cause of […]

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November 24, 2017

Be here for the holidays: Stay safe at work

For most of us, Christmas is a time to take a break from the pressures of work and relax with family. Sadly, for some Australians it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year. According to WorkSafe Victoria, nearly 25% of workplace fatalities occur in the lead-up to Christmas as bosses and employees […]

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Five important legal tips for those living with ABI

Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to understanding your legal rights and entitlements. Here are 5 quick legal tips that you as a professional, carer, or an individual with care needs due to a brain injury should be aware of. 1) Compulsory household insurance for workers If an individual employs a household worker, such […]

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November 23, 2017

Barbara Petrie’s story

Fifty-two year-old Brisbane mother, Barbara Petrie just wanted to get back in shape. Looking to get fit and healthy, she signed up to her local gym. What she got instead, was a lifetime of pain, fear and dependence. “They’ve taken my health, they’ve taken my freedom and they’ve taken my peace of mind.” When Barbara […]

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November 22, 2017

Western Australia abolishes time limits for victims of abuse

“Limitation laws have no place in a just society.” – Lisa Flynn, Shine Lawyers’ Abuse Law National Special Counsel.   The Western Australian Government today announced its first steps towards removing laws from the statute of limitations that have severely impacted abuse victims’ access to civil justice in Western Australia. “This is a significant achievement […]

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Workers compensation claims: Why do I need a lawyer?

Legal jargon is notoriously difficult to understand, requiring lawyers to complete years of study to master the complex language of legislation. For the majority of the population, trying to understand legal rules can be a nightmare.  Workplace injury claims are no exception. Workplace accidents: The legal scheme If you sustain a workplace injury, your life […]

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November 20, 2017

The ‘yes’ vote: What it means for your workplace

Australia has said ‘yes’. Results from the Turnbull government’s Australian Marriage Law postal survey have confirmed 61.6% of responders are in favour of changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry. On the day the results were revealed, a bill was introduced into parliament to legalise same-sex marriage. The outcome of the survey and […]

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November 17, 2017

Top safety tips for your summer scuba adventure

Scuba diving is a unique and exciting recreational activity that many people enjoy, but it comes with inherent risks. Problems can arise before, during and after your dive, so before you jump in the water, it’s important to be aware of the risks involved and how you can keep safe during your dive. Problems before […]

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November 16, 2017

Full Cycle – Safety Tips

Road safety is the number one priority when going for a ride. Shine Lawyers‘ Cycling Law expert Stuart Le Grand discusses some handy safety tips to help keep you safe on your bike. See Stuart’s tips, as televised on Full Cycle, in the video below.   “It’s important that you are always in control when on […]

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