Working Legally in Australia: Visa Types, Restrictions and Benefits

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There are repercussions of getting employment without official permits or Australian work visas--possibly paying heavy fines. In addition, if you breach the conditions of your current visa, you may be forced to leave the country for good. Your employer will also be fined for illegal hiring, and they may be charged with a criminal offense. Therefore, it is important to understand the laws and regulation that govern working in Australia if you are planning to migrate into the country.

13 April 2015

Obesity related employment discrimination in Australia

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Under Australian law there are a number of protected attributes race, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer's responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, nationality and social origin. While obesity has been cited in research as causing discrimination in the workplace, under Australian law the treatment of obesity (as a physical disability) is treated on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of the job and the discriminatory behaviour.

20 March 2015

Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Road Accident?

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There is no question about the importance of the legal services provided by a personal injury lawyer. In a large number of cases, the question is on the necessity of these services, considering that it is not a cheap undertaking. However, despite the financial implications of hiring one such expert, there are several situations in which one cannot avoid doing so. The article below discusses a few of these situations especially for the benefit of accident victims.

12 March 2015

4 Important Tips to Remember When Being Harassed or Stalked

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Being harassed or stalked is often more terrifying than people realize, as it often escalates over time. Stalking and harassing may soon become vandalism to property, slander and defamation to a person's family or coworkers, and then even physical violence.  A person may be harassed by an ex-spouse or former boyfriend or girlfriend, by someone with whom they work, or even by a neighbor with whom they've had a disagreement.

25 February 2015

Will you have to pay spousal maintenance?

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Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is not granted automatically for a relationship breakdown. The court considers whether the relationship has limited the ability of one partner to earn an income, the age and health of both parties, the financial resources of both parties and any expectations of financial support within the marriage in line with the provisions in the Family Law Act 1975. This article will answer some questions you may have about spousal support.

24 February 2015

Four Things To Know About Hiring An Immigration Lawyer In Australia

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If you are planning to move to Australia or if you have a loved one moving from out of country, you may want to consider hiring an immigration lawyer. If you do hire one, there are a few things you should know that will prepare you for your first consultation and help ease the process along. Here are four main key points to keep in mind. Always Have A Consultation

23 February 2015

Why Even First-Time Offenders Need the Help of Solicitors


If you're facing a judge for the first time, you might assume that you can easily argue your own case or that you'll automatically have charges against you dropped since it's your first offense. This thinking is very shortsighted and can mean facing hefty fines, a long criminal record, and even jail time. No matter the offense for which you've been charged, and even if it's your first charge, it's always recommended that you at least consult with solicitors for your case.

23 February 2015