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Medical tourism - question everything

Medical tourism - what could possibly go wrong?

In recent times, reports suggest that more people are taking up the option to have medical treatment done overseas for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is out of necessity; for...

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What is baker’s lung? Am I entitled to compensation?

What is baker’s lung? Am I entitled to compensation?

Baker’s lung is a respiratory disorder and a form of occupational asthma. A person can be affected by baker’s lung if they breathe in airborne flour, dust or other substances...

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How does Family Law separation deal with pets

Separated? What about the family pets?

Laura and Riley were married with two children, Chloe and Mitch. Last Christmas Laura and Riley finally gave in to the childrens constantly badgering them for a French Bulldog....

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Caught for driving whilst disqualified? How serious can it get?

Caught for “driving whilst disqualified”? How serious can it get?

I am often asked “how serious can it be to drive when you’re suspended or disqualified from driving?” The answer is: “quite serious”.

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Why should I formalise my property settlement with my ex?

I often get asked by people why they should bother to formalise their property settlement. In many cases they’ve reached an informal agreement with their ex-partner which may be...

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Surgery limits in South Australian workers compensation claims

Surgery under the new South Australian workers compensation scheme

Under the new Return to Work Act covering workers compensation in South Australia the great majority of injured workers will only be entitled to receive income maintenance for a...

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Claiming for wrongful birth

A claim for wrongful birth

When you have a child you love but weren’t expecting, a dilemma can arise. When there is potentially medical negligence involved the dilemma increases. What can parents do?

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Is my overseas marriage recognised in Australia?

Is my overseas marriage recognised in Australia?

The Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) is the legislation which determines whether a marriage is valid in Australia. The definition of marriage under that Act is: the union of a man and a...

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Judges gavel

The different Criminal courts in South Australia

To combat the differences in severity and prevalence of certain offences, South Australia has established different courts to deal with different offences. There is a ‘court...

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