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Nurse wins QCAT case after romantic relationship with a patient

QCAT decision allows nurse to keep her job after romantic relationship with a patient

We recently represented a nurse who has been allowed to keep her registration despite the QCAT finding she engaged in professional misconduct by commencing and continuing a romantic relationship with a patient that she was treating.

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The different forms of abuse that constitute domestic violence

Types of domestic violence

Many members of the community still believe that domestic violence requires an element of physicality or physical harm towards another person. This is not actually the case and domestic violence can include economic abuse, emotional abuse, threatening behaviour and coercive behaviour.

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Do not respond to AHPRA notifications until you have received legal advice

Making statements over the phone to AHPRA

This article addresses the dangers of responding to an initial Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) notification and subsequent inquiry, over the phone during the first point of contact.

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Parenting plan versus consent orders

Parenting Plans vs Parenting Consent Orders

We are often asked what the difference is between a parenting plan and parenting consent orders. This blog will provide an overview of parenting consent orders and parenting plans and how each option may affect parties.

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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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Nursing & Midwifery Board decision to take no further action on health professional's registration

Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: no suspension of registration after serious criminal charge

Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had action proposed to have their registration immediately suspended due to a serious assault charge.

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Do labour hire workers have unfair dismissal protections?

Case review: labour hire employees and unfair dismissal

Labour hire employees are workers employed by one company but perform their work at an external company. An increasing number of workers in Australia perform work under a labour-hire agreement. This has triggered important questions for many of those workers.

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Transfer duty payable in Queensland

Transfer duty/stamp duty on property transactions Queensland

Transfer duty or stamp duty as it was previously known, is a government tax levied on a number of different transactions. For the purposes of this blog, we will be discussing transfer duty with respect to transferring land or real property (real estate) during the process of property purchase.

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Domestic violence protection orders Queensland

Applying for domestic violence orders in Queensland

Working through criteria for domestic violence protection order applications can be confusing. This article aims to simplify the information and criteria for who can apply for DV orders.

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AHPRA notification on registration was frivolous and vexatious

Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: AHPRA notification frivolous and vexatious

Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency notification made against their registration. We robustly argued that the allegations were vexatious, untrue and incapable of being substantiated.

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What is the fair employment guarantee?

Fair Employment Guarantee (FEG) and eligibility

The Fair Entitlements Guarantee is a safety net scheme that provides assistance for eligible employees who have lost their jobs under specific circumstances.

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Can I travel with my children after separation?

Can I travel with my child after separation?

Many separated parents, at some time, will plan to travel with their children either intra-state, inter-state or overseas (once borders re-open). If you are separated, however, there are some things you need to know about travelling with your children, including what consent if any, you require from your former partner or from the courts.

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