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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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November 2, 2017

The path of destruction runs deep: Responding to natural disasters

Queensland residents have certainly experienced their fair share of natural disasters. In March 2017, Cyclone Debbie carved a path of destruction along almost the entire coastline. Our experience with these types of disasters does help to mitigate the damage. For the most part, we know to stock up on bottled water, keep off the roads, […]

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October 12, 2017

Why insurance should be on your cyclone prep checklist

You might be surprised to know that taking photographs of your home and belongings now is just as important as ‘battening down the hatches’ before cyclone season hits. Insurance claims during cyclone season The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting up to 13 cyclones could threaten the Australian coastline this year, with at least four forming […]

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September 14, 2017

Same-sex marriage: How to express your opinion without breaking the law

After the Australian High Court recently handed down its blessing for the Australian Marriage Law Postal survey to proceed, it is expected that both sides of the debate will intensify their campaigning to garner public support. With the survey being voluntary, both sides will be competing for publicity and media attention for their cause, aiming […]

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September 7, 2017

Misleading and deceptive conduct explained

You might have come across the phrase ‘misleading or deceptive conduct’ before, and wondered what it meant in the legal world. The answer lies in section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law: “A person must not, in trade or commerce, engage in conduct that is misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive.” […]

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August 30, 2017

Pedal to the metal – Tips for cycling to work

Do you want to start cycling to work but aren’t sure where to begin? At Shine Lawyers, we know it can be difficult to kick start a new hobby, so we’ve prepared a list of six top tips to help inspiring cyclists make a lifestyle change that really goes the distance. Ease into things If […]

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May 25, 2017

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month: Reforming our response

Throughout May, the state of Queensland comes together to raise awareness and increase education around domestic and family violence. In support of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, Shine Lawyers’ General Manager Kimberley Allen discusses the importance of awareness and education in bringing violence in Australian homes to an end. Law, order and reforming our […]

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May 16, 2017

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month: Legal support for victims

In Queensland, May marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Across the state, industries and communities come together to raise awareness for domestic and family violence, showing their support for victims and spreading the message that domestic violence in any form will not be tolerated. This May, Shine Lawyers are proud to actively support Domestic […]

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February 16, 2017

Safety and accidents on cruise ships

International cruises continue to be a popular holiday choice for people of all ages and interests. Allowing holiday-makers to hop from one exotic location to another in luxury. However, accidents still happen, and in unfortunate circumstances it is important to be aware of your rights and responsibilities – to give yourself the best chance of […]

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