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Revised verification of identity requirements in Queensland.
There have been amendments to the process which mortgagees and transferees of mortgages may adopt to satisfy their obligation under sections 11A and 11B of the Land Title Act and sections 288A(3) and 288B of the Land Act to take “reasonable steps” to verify the identity of a mortgagor before the ...
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What's next for hydraulic fracturing in Western Australia?
A brief summary. Over the last two years, the Western Australian Parliament's Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs has conducted an enquiry into the implications for Western Australia of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas – an onshore activity that aims to release ...
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The laws of sharing media online in Australia.
The ease in which Australians are able to access and share movies, music and other media files on the internet has put the issue of online piracy squarely within the crosshairs of law makers. Entertainment companies fiercely protect their intellectual property, and it's important for readers to ...
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What constitutes reasonable notice when a contract of employment is terminated? 
Contracts of employment come to an end on a regular basis either at the direction of the employee or employer. When the contract of employment does come to an end, notice requirements still need to be fulfilled, and it must be reasonable notice. Before exploring what constitutes reasonable ...
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Welcome decision for employers as worker’s late claim for damages is rejected.
In the recent decision of Dent v Langs Building Supplies Pty Ltd [2015] QSC 368, the Supreme Court of Queensland dismissed a worker's application for an extension of the statutory limitation period in respect of her belated claim for damages, arising from personal injuries allegedly sustained in ...
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Can an employee face summary dismissal from work without notice?
Although there are a number of ways in which a contract of employment can come to an end, that still doesn't take away from the fact that the notice requirements still need to be followed. However with that being said, are their instances where a contract of employment can be terminated without ...
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Can a child sign an employment contract?
We've all probably had jobs as teenagers that may have involved flipping burgers, serving coffee, or some sort of apprenticeship – all without thinking too much about the contract of employment. However, if we actually took a moment to reflect, the question that may arise is: How does the law ...
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A salient reminder to Will makers to ensure that they adequately consider the special needs of beneficiaries.
The recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal in Abrahams (by his litigation guardian The Public Trustee of Queensland) v Abrahams comes as a timely reminder to Will makers that any special needs of beneficiaries, whether as a result of a disability or otherwise, should be adequately ...
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Rude awakenings in the course of employment: when “place” only sets the scene for “activity”.
In this alert Aaron Clark, Senior Associate discusses recent decisions applying Comcare v PVYW (PVYW). While the headline has faded in the memories of the vast majority of the population, practitioners in the workers' compensation arena are still seeing the impact of this decision in applying ...
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Landlord unable to force Lessee to trade. 
Business failure is an unfortunate reality that most landlords are required to deal with from time to time. Often landlords are left in very difficult situations when a lessee's business fails, particularly where the lessee is unable to carry out its obligations under a lease with a significant ...
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What happens to superannuation benefits if a couple decides to separate?
Introduction. After separation one or both of the parties to the relationship may seek a property settlement. This will require consideration of your assets, liabilities, financial resources and superannuation interests. Superannuation may be distributed depending on the type of interest held.
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Why is the Governor-General Australia’s head of state? And what powers is she or he able to exercise?
Most Australians would be aware that our head of state isn't the Prime Minister, but rather, it is the Governor-General, while the Queen is Australia's sovereign. The powers of the Governor-General are prescribed in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (the Constitution) and when ...
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