Disagreeing with a Centrelink decision Everyone has the right to get a review of almost any decision that Centrelink makes, whether it is about raising a debt or reducing payment. There are quite a number of levels of the review process. Your appeal can be escalated through each of these if you continue to disagree … Continue reading Disputing a Centrelink decision
Elder Abuse It is not uncommon to hear of heartbreaking stories of older people being bullied or manipulated against their wishes, mistreated, or feeling confused about their rights. Often, elders don’t know who to speak to and are afraid it may worsen the abuse. Elder abuse is never ok, and there are an alarming number … Continue reading Elder Abuse in Queensland
Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis – also known as marijuana – has been used for centuries for medicinal, spiritual and recreational purposes. It is also a well-used source of industrial fiber, seed oil and food in its other forms. Cannabis is currently neither legal, nor is it decriminalised in Queensland. However, cannabis is used recreationally in most countries … Continue reading Medicinal Cannabis in Queensland
Sometimes, high legal costs deter individuals and businesses from seeking the necessary legal support, but there are ways you can ensure your legal costs do not blow out unexpectedly. Get organised Find all of the necessary documentation you might need that is relevant to your legal case – this is all contracts, key communications, dates … Continue reading How can I reduce my legal costs?
When is a noisy neighbour a private nuisance? Have you ever sat down to enjoy the peace and quiet of your home, only to be disturbed by loud music, yelling or smoke from over the neighbouring fence? Private nuisance is the unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of their own land from a … Continue reading Noisy Neighbours and Private Nuisance
What is a trustee? A trustee is the person in charge of the trust. They manage the trust’s assets, do business on behalf of the trust and distribute any income that an asset earns to the beneficiaries during the life of the trust. While a trust is a very common business structure in Australia, it … Continue reading How do I remove a trustee? – QLD
What is a trust? Put simply, a trust is a relationship between 3 people: a settlor, a trustee and a beneficiary. Despite what many believe, it is not something just for incredibly wealthy families, and also not just for an entity like a company is. Here is a simple explanation into the different components that … Continue reading Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries – QLD
It is the fast-approaching time of the year when a lot of businesses will be hiring extra workers to cover the busy, upcoming holiday period. The employment is usually for a short period and employees are typically hired on a casual basis to cater for this interim influx of customers and work. Understanding your employment … Continue reading Casual Employee Rights in QLD
Just like any other business in this day and age, law firms face a new breed of criminal: cyber-based criminals. Cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased over 700% since February last year in Australia. Despite this, companies and employees are more often than not, untrained, uneducated and ill-equipped to deal with such attacks. What are … Continue reading Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You
While most people will already have a Will in place, very few people will make provisions for someone to make important decisions when they are not able to. That is where an Enduring Power of Attorney comes in. An Enduring Power of Attorney gives the person you nominate the power to make decisions on your … Continue reading When should you appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney?