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Silhouette of a angry woman and man on each other. QUEENSLAND TAKES A TOUGH STANCE ON FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

September 8, 2016 at 11:13 pm

Queensland politicians, lawyers, judges and police have risen to the challenge of the Not Now, Not Ever report, with tough new laws and an integrated approach to victim protection all working towards eliminating family and domestic violence in the state. In 2014, in response to the ever-increasing incidence and severity
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Residential image WHAT DOES ‘ESTATE PLANNING’ REALLY MEAN, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

September 8, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Most adults understand the basic premise of a will. Dividing your possessions among your family members and business partners has become a common and fairly straightforward process. While your will is undeniably important, it does not constitute the only measure you can take to provide for your family, business or
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Pregnant women holding belly. A NEW REPORT PUTS AUSTRALIA’S SURROGACY LAWS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

September 8, 2016 at 11:11 pm

A House of Representatives inquiry has highlighted Australia’s complex surrogacy laws, emphasising the need for a harmonisation of legislation between the states and territories, and improved regulation across international jurisdictions. Each year, hundreds of Australian families turn to surrogacy in order to have a child, with the vast majority of
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transport-future Transport future on the Gold Coast

September 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

The Gold Coast is one of Queensland’s fastest growing cities. With an abundance of stunning beaches stretching along the coastline and easy access to surrounding lush hinterland- it is no wonder the Gold Coast is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. In addition to being one of the
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what-is-a-lawyer What is a lawyer & What to look for when hiring a lawyer?

September 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm

A ‘lawyer’ is a person who provides legal advice, represents you in negotiations and at times if necessary, represents you in court. A lawyer is a general term used to define practitioners working in the legal profession including barristers, solicitors, registered foreign lawyers, patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, licensed conveyancers,
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What Are an Employer’s Legal Obligations to Employees for Health and Safety?

September 8, 2016 at 9:39 pm

As a responsible employer, you wouldn't knowingly endanger your employees. After all, you want to keep able-bodied talent in your company as much as possible. You also want to attract more talented individuals as your business grows. But you can't attract any employees, talented or otherwise, unless you have a
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3 Items to Include in a Parenting Plan

September 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm

A divorce or separation is a difficult time for both partners involved. But you don't worry about yourself as much as you worry about your children. The family life they're accustomed to is about to get uprooted. To ensure your children have some sense of stability, it's a good idea
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Writing a Will? Don’t Forget Your Digital Assets

September 8, 2016 at 9:36 pm

When you think of a will or estate plan, you might envision leaving behind physical assets for your family. You may imagine giving your home to your spouse, bestowing your movie collection to your children or gifting a family heirloom to your sister. But wills can include so much more
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