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A Snapshot of the New Labour Hire Licensing Laws

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld), which commenced on 16 April 2018, aims to protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry through a licensing scheme. The Act will apply to those who, as part of carrying on a business, hire out […]

Crypto Currencies – The rise of the cashless society

A ‘Cashless Society’ describes an economic state whereby Financial Transactions are not conducted with money in the forms of physical banknotes or coins, but rather through the transfer of digital information (usually an electronic representation of money) between the ‘transacting parties’. Cashless societies have existed, based on barter and other methods of exchange. Cashless transactions […]

Travel Insurance and Credit Cards – what you need to know

Before your fly, check your travel insurance It’s imperative for travellers to have a full understanding of their Travel Insurance Policies prior to heading off on their adventures. Certain credit cards that have Travel Insurance Policies included as part of their offering sometimes have many limitations and exclusions that may cause heartache if not understood […]

Don’t let the silly season get the better of you

Tips for keeping your home safe over Christmas Make your home less attractive to thieves. Do this by investing in outdoor lighting and other visual deterrents such as alarms and CCTV cameras. If you are away for a period of time over the festive season, make it look like the house is still occupied. Check […]

Christmas Safety

Tis the season to avoid online scammers In a bid to avoid Christmas crowds, online shopping during the festive season is very appealing. And while the ease and convenience of shopping from the comfort of home is a positive, it’s still important to be aware of simple security measures to ensure it’s not the season […]

Airbnb – what are your rights?

Do you have rights to share your home? Airbnb has become a central player in the sharing economy in the last decade. While its usage has presented opportunities to ease the financial burden of a mortgage, there are legal implications that hosts of strata-titled properties should be aware of. In a recent case of Estens […]

New ID Scanning Laws – what you need to know

The new ID scanning laws came into effect in Queensland from 1 July 2017. The purpose of these laws is to identify individuals who are the subject of banning orders to the various licenced pubs, nightclubs and bars around town. In short, all licensed venues that ordinarily trade past midnight in the Safe Night Precincts, […]

Travel Insurance Review

The Insurance market is reviewing cover in respect to mental illness. At the time of writing, some policies specifically exclude mental illness whilst others are reviewing their cover. Most travel policies do not automatically cover you for claims arising from, or exacerbated by, any existing medical condition unless you disclose that condition and the Insurer […]

Social Media…grounds for termination?

The Fair Work Commission has increasingly been required to review issues raised by the use of social media in the workplace. The proliferation of, and use of, social media sites, with nearly 70 per cent of Australians on Facebook and around 20 per cent on Instagram and Snapchat, has resulted in employees posting comments which […]