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7-Eleven pays the price after allowing or enabling stores to exploit vulnerable workers for years

Last week the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced that, between September 2015 and February 2020, 7-Eleven, which is a franchise company with over 700 stores in NSW,...

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I'm being made redundant. What are my entitlements?

Recently, employees of Riot! Art and Craft were notified by text message that their employment was terminated due to the company going into liquidation.

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Will my “future needs” be considered in my Family Law property settlement?

Following separation, it is not uncommon for one party to be in a very different position than the other. This can be due to a range of factors which include differences in income...

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Are Online Wills too good to be true?

Online Wills can be convenient, however they can present a number of problem. In this blog post we explain what these problems are and why an online Will is often too good to be...

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Can I make my ex pay my legal costs?

In Family Law matters the general principle is that each party is required to pay their own legal costs regardless of whether they “win” or “lose”. Courts do however have the...

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Gel Blasters are now considered a firearm under South Australia law

Recent new laws have taken effect in South Australia on the 8th of October 2020 that mean Gel Blasters are now regulated in the same way as paintball guns and firearms.

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Can you only issue proceedings in children’s matters if you are a biological parent?

Commonly people believe that only a biological parent or grandparent is allowed to institute legal proceedings in Family Law in relation to a child. This is incorrect.

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Will a workers compensation claim impact on my future job prospects?

Clients often tell us of their frustration and struggles gaining employment after prospective employers have found out about a previous workplace injury and workers compensation...

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We have separated but live in the same house. Can we still get a divorce?

It is not uncommon for a husband and wife to separate but continue to live together under the same roof. If you and your spouse have continued to live together in the same home...

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