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Author: Alexandra Jarrett


Benefits of contemporaneous notes in legal proceedings

Benefits of contemporaneous notes in legal proceedings

If you’re in a dispute that may end up in legal proceedings, contemporaneous file notes can be used as documentary evidence to corroborate direct oral evidence of a fact. They can be extremely useful in a variety of different situations, including disciplinary, bullying or discrimination issues in the workplace.

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Court ordered and police drug diversion in Queensland

Drug diversion in Queensland

In criminal law matters in Queensland, there are two drug types of drug diversion. One is court ordered drug diversion and the other is police drug diversion. We explore the differences between the two.

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Coercive control law changes in Queensland

Coercive control law changes in Queensland

There has been a growing recognition of the need to expand the legal framework for domestic violence beyond physical violence to include the complex dynamics of power and coercive control. The introduction of new legislation in Queensland to criminalise coercive control, is a step forward in addressing domestic violence.

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Casual vs part-time and full-time employee rights and entitlements

Casual vs part-time and full-time employee rights and entitlements

There are three primary types of employment; full-time, part-time and casual. There are some common employee rights and entitlements that are shared across all three types of employment, however, a casual employee has fewer rights and entitlements than full-time and part-time employees.

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When is unpaid work legal in Australia?

Is unpaid work legal in Australia?

There are some unpaid work arrangements that are lawful, and some that are not. Whether an unpaid work arrangement is lawful or not depends upon the nature of the arrangement.

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Volunteer workplace rights and obligations

Volunteer workplace rights and obligations

Volunteers are not covered by any State or Federal employment awards or workplace agreements, however, they still have workplace rights that are protected in legislation.

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Respect@Work Bill to strengthen sexual harassment prevention requirements in the workplace

Respect@Work Bill to strengthen sexual harassment prevention requirements in the workplace

The Australian Human Rights Commission "Respect@Work Report" made 55 recommendations focusing on preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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The differences between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal

Difference between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal

Unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal are often used interchangeably. However, they are not the same and there are key differences between the two.

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Farm workers and pieceworkers guaranteed minimum wage from April 2022

Seasonal workers engaged in fruit picking entitled to minimum rate of pay

Minimum wages for seasonal workers engaged in fruit picking (and other produce picking) apply from April 2022 after the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision, approving variations to their Award.

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How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland

How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland

Your comprehensive guide to preparing for a criminal law sentencing hearing in Queensland.

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The implications of “no conviction recorded” on your criminal record

No conviction recorded – options for keeping your criminal record clean

One of the most common enquiries that we receive from clients who have been charged with a criminal offence is whether they will have a criminal record at the conclusion of the proceeding.

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What is a notice to appear?

A police officer gave me a Notice to Appear. What does that mean?

If a police officer has given you a "Notice to Appear" it means you have been charged with a criminal offence and you need to attend court to answer to it.

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