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Anderson v Commissioner of Police [2021] QSC 254 On 22 November 2013, following a jury trial, the Supreme Court of Queensland sentenced Mr. Tony Anderson to serve effectively 8 years imprisonment for a ‘serious violent offence’. The court also disqualified him indefinitely from holding or obtaining a drivers licence. On 12 October 2021, in Anderson

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Proposed Amendments to Property Law Act in Queensland

Electronic Execution of Deeds It almost goes without saying that the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused change and upheaval in almost every aspect of life. Law is no exception. Lawmakers from all over the world have struggled to keep up with the sheer amount of change and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. This has included forcing lawmakers

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What do I need to know before signing an Aged Care Resident and Accommodation Agreement?

What is an Aged Care Resident and Accommodation Agreement? A ‘resident agreement’ is the agreement between you and your aged care provider regarding the services they will provide you and the cost of those services. An ‘accommodation agreement’ is the agreement between you and your provider regarding your accommodation. The accommodation agreement covers matters such

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What are the main costs of moving into aged care?

It is important that you understand the cost components of living in aged care before you sign a resident and accommodation agreement. If you do not take the time to properly understand each component, there is a risk that you may end up financially over committed. There are 2 main costs that you need to

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Employee rights to refusing covid vaccination

Workplace Rights and Obligations In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, numerous employees have questioned what their workplace rights and obligations are, for example, am I obligated, as an employee to receive a covid vaccination? Unfortunately, the answer is not a simple yes or no. Numerous considerations are to be taken into account and the

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High School Students Required to Wear Face Masks at School

The Public Health Act 2005 (Qld) (the Act) has been in force for over 15 years in Queensland. It gives broad powers to the government to take action to protect the health and safety of the public. On 29 January 2020, under the Act, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services made an order declaring a public

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