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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders QLD

What is a Peace and Good Behaviour Order (Qld)?

If you believe you are being harassed, and the offending conduct is causing you to fear for your safety, you may be able to make an application for a peace and good behaviour order (PGBO) against the person harassing you.

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In what situations can an employee be summarily dismissed?

Sacked for serious misconduct – summary dismissals

We've noticed a spike in employees being terminated ‘summarily’ or without notice, for alleged serious misconduct since the COVID-19 pandemic started. So, what is serious misconduct and why might there be a spike? What can you be instantly terminated for and can you challenge being sacked summarily?

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Mobile phone use while driving

Queensland drivers may soon be hit with a $1,000 fine for using their mobile phone while driving

Key amongst ideas discussed at the recent Government Summit into driver distraction was the possibility of introducing an increase for on-the-spot fines for drivers caught using their mobile phone while driving.

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Can I terminate an employment contract early?

I have a twelve month employment contract. Can I terminate it early?

If you have an employment contract with a set duration, it will almost always be possible to terminate that contract early. However, there are a number of consequences that may arise should you choose to do so.

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