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February 23, 2018

Be the solution: O-week advice you need to hear

You’ve finished school, and enjoyed three months of sunbaking and basking in the glory (or responsibilities) of adulthood. You’ve worked a part-time job, gallivanted all over the city and now it’s time for a new education. For some, O-week will be one of the most exciting and cherished times of their youth. But unfortunately for […]

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February 8, 2018

Duty of care at school or daycare – Who is responsible?

What duty of care do teachers and carers have towards your children? Every parent hopes that child’s time at day care and school will be an adventure filled with learning, play and new experiences. Children can’t (and shouldn’t!) be shielded from every bump and bruise but ultimately, carers and teachers must do what they can […]

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February 6, 2018

What Safer Internet Day means to an abuse lawyer

Safer Internet Day in 2018 is about creating, connecting and sharing respect under the motto “a better internet starts with you”. I like to think of this as a call to action for every individual and every organisation/ institution to consider what we all can do to make the internet, which is now a huge […]

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February 5, 2018

What to look for in contents insurance

Australians are chronically under-insured. In fact, only 1 in 5 of us has enough cover to replace our belongings and our homes if we lost everything in a fire or a flood. People who rent their homes are even less likely to have insurance at all. Research from the Insurance Council of Australia found around […]

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February 3, 2018

Flexible working arrangements explained: How you can achieve that work-life balance

Now that most of us are back from holidays over the Christmas & New Year Period, many of us start wishing for just a little more time off – whether you ventured abroad or spent quality time with family and friends, holidays vanish in the blink of an eye. Of course, it’s normal to feel […]

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February 1, 2018

Defective stairs and elevators – who is at fault?

Stairs and elevators are an unavoidable and unremarkable aspect of daily life. People use them every day without a second thought, trusting that they’re free of dangerous defects. In the vast majority of cases this is true. Unfortunately, even slightly faulty stairs and elevators can cause an accident, which can lead to serious injury. That’s […]

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Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen Potential Class Action

Shine Lawyers is examining claims against Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen following US class actions, alleging that several vehicles have a defective timing chain, which can cause catastrophic engine failure. Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi vehicles that contain 1.8L and 2.0L TSI and TFSI EA888 engines manufactured between 2008 and 2012 are the vehicles that have been […]

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January 17, 2018

Back to school road safety

During the busy rush of getting kids ready for a new year of school with books, uniforms and bags, it’s important for parents to ensure their children are stepping into the new school year on the right, and safe, foot. A recent study has returned some alarming statistics, showing that over 70 percent of drivers […]

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January 9, 2018

SSM wedded bliss still needs legal protections: A checklist for the newly married

It’s an exciting day for same-sex-couples in Australia who are now able to officially wed. But a legally binding marriage isn’t the safeguard for all your rights. It’s important to remember there are legal changes all married couples still need to make to ensure their new husband or wife is protected under the law. Superannuation: […]

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