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Are casual employees eligible for paid maternity or paternity leave?

Casual employees often miss out on some of the benefits that part-time and full-time employees enjoy, and concerns can arise especially when the employee is about to become a parent. Some casual employees may wonder if not only are they entitled to maternity or paternity…

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The laws in relation to child abuse

There are some crimes that are considered more abhorrent when compared to others, and any offence involving child abuse is deemed to be particularly heinous. Under the Family Law Act (the Act) child abuse can include any physical or sexual assault against a child, or…

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Children and post separation arrangements: How does the law operate?

When a relationship has come to an end and there are children involved, there are a number of issues that parents must deal with, and one of the primary matters that must be addressed, is post separation parenting arrangements. There is no hard and fast…

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Eviction proceedings: What rights do renters have?

As the number of Australians engaged with the rental market increases, it’s unsurprising that issues can sometimes arise between landlords and tenants. Ideally, any difficulties between a landlord and tenant will be resolved amicably. However, there may be times when an issue is so serious,…

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What effect does a sequestration order have on a small business owner?

Every person starting a business has aspirations for their endeavour to be highly successful and oftentimes will also put a significant amount of their financial assets into their business venture. Unfortunately, not all businesses succeed, and many small business owners have to deal with the…

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Parenting plans: What are the requirements when creating a plan?

For parents who have separated, there are a number of avenues that can be taken in deciding how their children should be cared for without having the need for court intervention. Parents who reach an amicable agreement can:   make an informal agreement; make a…

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Separation: Signs that a marriage has come to an end

One of the signs that a marriage has come to an end, is if the parties to the marriage have engaged in the process of separation. Although the term may imply that both parties have agreed to undertake the action of separation, there is however…

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What should be in my rental agreement?

There’s no escaping the fact that property prices are rather high in Australia. Therefore, a large number of people will be involved with the rental market, and because there are probably more renters then properties to lease, it’s important that renters are aware of their…

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Protecting your website design as a small business owner

As the importance of the internet grows, many businesses and individuals are increasingly seeking to create an online presence via a website. Furthermore, it’s also understandable that you’d want to create a website that is attractive, and if it’s a design that is unique and…

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