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Employment Law updates unpacked: What every employer needs to know

The changes to come into effect will impact workplaces nationwide, necessitating employers’ understanding of their implications. This article provides an overview of the upcoming changes.  AS OF 1 JULY 2024 Wages and Superannuation Each year, the Fair Work Commission reviews both the National Minimum Wage and minimum pay rates under modern awards. National Minimum wage will increase by 3.75% and will be $915.90 per week or $24.10 per hour. The Fair Work Commission has announced...
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Wills, Estates & Probate

Sporting Injuries, Head trauma and planning for the worst.

Gone are the days where someone was told to ‘get on with it’, if they suffered a knock to the head during competition, which rendered them dazed and confused.  We have seen prominent AFL, NRL and former Socceroos in recent times dealing with head trauma and concussion.  However, head trauma and concussions are not exclusive to these sports.  In February 2019 a position statement was released under an initiative by the Australian Institute of Sport,...
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Family Law / Family Law Advice

Proposed amendments to the Family Law Act – Financial Matters – Family Violence and property settlements – Part 2

This is part 2 of the blog series of the proposed amendments to Family Law Act regarding Financial Matters. Part 1 explored the general proposed changes and part 2 will delve into the impact for property settlements and financial separation specifically in relation to Family Violence. Background. The current legislation does not explicitly contemplate how (if at all) family violence is to be taken into account by the Court when determining a property matter. There...
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Family Law / Family Law Advice

Proposed amendments to the Family Law Act – Financial Matters – Part 1

Background This is a 2 part blog series on the proposed amendments to Family Law Act regarding Financial Matters. Part 1 will explore into the general proposed changes and part 2 will delve into the impact for property settlements and financial separation specific in relation to Family Violence. Following the release by the Australian Law Reform Commission of their report, Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System (“ALRC Report”) in...
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