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#DFVPM2022 #EndDFV #notnownotevertogether The month of May in Queensland is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (“DFVP Month”). DFVP Month aims to raise awareness of domestic and family violence in the community, and to communicate Queensland’s position that domestic and family violence is not tolerated. In 2022, the theme for DFVP month is ‘All of

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Domestic and Family Violence 2022 QLD Reforms

In a historic and groundbreaking move, on 10 May 2022 Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a suite of Queensland reforms addressing domestic and family violence.   In a joint statement, The Queensland Premier and the Attorney General, Shannon Fentiman, provided an overview of the updates including:   “New laws and programs to recognise, prevent and punish coercive control

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I need medical treatment in Australia & need an accompanying family member to help me. What Australian visa do I apply for?

If you are wanting to get medical treatment in Australia and are not an Australian citizen (or providing support to someone seeking medical treatment), you may wish to apply for a Medical Treatment (UB-602) visa (MTV).   The following article provides some guidelines and questions you can consider in deciding whether an MTV visa is appropriate

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Post Covid-19 Updates for Businesses – Check In Collection and Restrictions Lifted

As Queensland and the rest of Australia experience a Post Covid-19 transition, various changes and updates have been introduced.   This article provides an update on the easing of restrictions for businesses.   What business restrictions have been lifted?  From 14 April 2022, there are no more check in or vaccination requirements for the following businesses:   Hospitality

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When Parties Don’t Agree: Injury & Medico-legal Examinations

Case Note: Slaughter v Harvey [2021] QDC 156 Facts Dr John Slaughter was a treating psychiatrist for several years. The defendant, Mr Dean Harvey, who is the plaintiff in the substantive application, attended upon Dr Slaughter between 1984 and 2018 for psychiatric advice and treatment. Harvey alleges that Dr Slaughter advised him that he was

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