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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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November 15, 2017

What happens at schoolies doesn’t always stay at schoolies

You’ve just finished your exams, you’re heading off on your first ‘adult’ holiday with your mates – without parental supervision and you’re signing up for a week of late nights, drinking and some pretty wicked parties. You’re hoping to make memories that will last a lifetime but what you DON’T want, are memories that last […]

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Silicosis: The silent killer

As a stonemason, Karl had no idea silica dust rising from the engineered stone he worked with could cost him his health. Now at just 39 years old, Karl suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and silicosis – a progressive, irreversible lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust. The dangers of engineered stone Karl links these illnesses […]

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November 9, 2017

Full Cycle – Kyle Bridgwood Story

Kyle Bridgwood never thought he would see a silver lining to suffering a horrific cycling accident six years ago. But after winning two silver medal at the Paralympics, Kyle is becoming an Australian hero to so many people. Thanks to the help of Shine Lawyers, Kyle received compensation which allowed him to get the help […]

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Fruit pickers, take note

Come harvest time, most Australian farmers are desperate for good workers.  For backpackers fruit picking is a relatively easy job to secure between December and July, but the work itself is far from a walk in the park.  Days are long, with repetitive and physically demanding tasks in very hot and humid conditions. Backpackers, know […]

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