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Published on 17 August 2016: It’s well known that institutions can be sued for personal injury damages. What’s less known is that individuals may also be sued under the Sentencing Act. But how, and is it worth it?
Published on 15 August 2016: If you are hurt at work and suffer a permanent impairment, you may make a claim for lump sum compensation, but there are two different types of WorkCover lump sum claims.
Published on 01 August 2016: This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Family Law Act. Has it kept pace with changing attitudes? How will it respond to the challenges of marriage equality and surrogacy?
Published on 27 July 2016: Many Australians watched in disbelief as ABC’s 4 Corners program on Monday night aired shocking footage of children being abused in detention in the Northern Territory’s Don Dale facility.
Published on 21 July 2016: The Fair Work Commission has recently ordered an employer pay an employee who was unfairly dismissed more than $87,000 in legal costs, in addition to an order that the employee be re-instated to her employment.
Published on 20 July 2016: What medical expenses will WorkCover pay? And what traps must you be careful not to fall into so that WorkCover refuses a medical expense?
Published on 18 July 2016: Will WorkCover also continue to pay Super contributions while you're off work, and under what circumstances might income payments be stopped?
Published on 15 July 2016: If your WorkCover claim is accepted, you will be offered a weekly income payment in replacement of your usual wage. Here is a quick checklist on how to calculate your WorkCover income payments.
Published on 14 July 2016: The law requires that you receive a response on your WorkCover claim within a total of 28 days from the day it is submitted to WorkCover.
Published on 08 July 2016: People are increasingly asking about their rights to use audio and visual recordings as evidence in family law litigation to show their side of the story, but there are complex legal ramifications.
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