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December 21, 2017

Racial discrimination & vilification – What are your rights?

In Australia, it is unlawful for you to be treated unfairly because of attributes including your race, colour, immigration status, ethnicity or nationality. Unfortunately, despite Federal Laws such as the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), making this conduct and behaviour illegal, everyday people and groups of people continue to be subjected to unfair treatment because […]

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December 19, 2017

Young lives at risk: The road safety reality

For many, learning to drive is a rite of passage. The moment you first receive your driver’s licence heralds an exciting new life of independence and maturity. But, there’s a catch. In the blink of an eye, you go from a learner driver – statistically the safest on the road – to a member of […]

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December 18, 2017

Don’t let norovirus hijack your cruise: Top tips for prevention

If you’re treating yourself to a luxurious ocean getaway this summer, sea sickness, sunburn and maybe the odd margarita-induced hangover should be the only ailments on your radar. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the hundreds of passengers on cruise ships such as Carnival’s Sun Princess who have been struck down by an unpleasant stowaway […]

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December 7, 2017

Dos and don’ts for your work Christmas party

For some, Christmas parties are a time to let your hair down, bond with your colleagues and celebrate the closing of another year. For others, the forced festivity is an ordeal to be survived. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, it’s important to remember that you may be off the clock but you’re […]

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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 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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