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Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

Casual employees win right to convert to permanent employment

In a significant decision, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has ruled that every modern award should provide the right to casual employees to request that their...

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

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

Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘the Act’) the court will make an order for property settlement if it is “just and equitable” to do so. In deciding what order is just and...

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South Australian  FOI application rejected

Your South Australian State Government Freedom of Information request has been rejected

If you have made a South Australian Freedom of Information (“FOI”) request under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) and the agency said no to your request for a document or...

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Simultaneous deaths - what happens when two Will makers with common beneficiaries die at the same time?

Simultaneous deaths - what happens when two Will makers with common beneficiaries die at the same time?

The word "commorientes" means simultaneous deaths and although it is almost unheard of, the term is also used in circumstances where the order of 2 deaths is unclear or where...

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Financial vs non-financial contributions in Family law property settlement

Are "unpaid home duties" considered in property settlement?

When going through a Family Law property settlement, an important step is to accurately assess the contributions of both parties. This not only includes the financial...

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FOI applications to the Australian Commonwealth Government

Accessing information held by the Australian Commonwealth Government

The Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act (“the Act” )allows anyone access to any document held by any Commonwealth government agency.

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motor vehicle accidents in south australia after 1 july 2013

Motor vehicle accident claims after 1 July 2013

The laws relating to personal injury claims as a result of a motor vehicle accident changed significantly on 1 July 2013. The new laws are applicable to anyone involved in an...

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Resigning when on workers compensation

Can I quit my job while on workers compensation?

Many clients who have been injured at work and are on Return to Work workers compensation, feel that they are not receiving appropriate support from their employer to assist with...

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You’ve appointed an executor in your Will; make sure you let them know you’ve done this

You’ve appointed an executor in your Will; make sure you let them know you’ve done this

When a person dies they usually leave behind a Will that specifies what is to happen to their assets upon their death. A Will also describes who are to be your executors; that is,...

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