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Published on 17 October 2018: Proposed draft regulations focus on protecting the wages and conditions of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers, including those in the horticulture, the meat industry and cleaning industries.
Published on 11 October 2018: Airbnb has exploded in popularity in Australia, bringing benefits for property owners and people looking for a place to stay. This blog looks at what happens if someone gets injured on an Airbnb property and more broadly, a rental property.
Published on 10 October 2018: The National Redress Scheme’s focus on the type of abuse act committed rather than the impact of an act on a survivor is not only shortchanging some survivors, it also betrays a lack of understanding of the effect of this abuse on survivors.
Published on 10 October 2018: A Fair Work Commission ruling that took effect on 1 October 2018 entitles some casual workers to the right to request a change to their position.
Published on 04 October 2018: Injury cases are often won and lost on what the injured person says and how their life is affected by the injury. Social media has the potential to portray evidence that may be taken out of context or misinterpreted by the Courts.
Published on 02 October 2018: Commonwealth Government sexual abuse redress scheme payments are assessed under a rigid system of classification focusing on the act, ignoring how each individual reacts differently to abuse. This may lead to survivors being short-changed.
Published on 28 September 2018: If you’ve been in a road accident, when it comes time to fill in your TAC injury claim form, it’s extremely important to list all your injuries, and to let your doctor know immediately if an accident related injury develops.
Published on 26 September 2018: The requirement to present an 'Overarching Obligations Certificate' in civil proceedings often prompts questions from clients. We explain what it means for an injured person within the Court system.
Published on 26 September 2018: You don’t have to lodge a WorkCover injury claim as soon as you are injured, but it helps if you do. In this blog, we explain what happens if you do not make a WorkCover claim as soon as you are injured, and what you can do about it.
Published on 25 September 2018: We may like to think that the purpose of making a Will is so that we have control over who will inherit everything we own when we die, but it may surprise you to learn that there are some assets that cannot be controlled by your Will.
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From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. The information is a general guide only and is not a substitute for legal advice applicable to a user's own circumstances.
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