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February 2017

EMPLOYER ALERT: CHANGES IN APPRENTICE PAY RATES

A recent decision by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission is likely to have a significant impact on some Queensland employers who employ apprentices as it will lead to some apprentices being paid higher wages than they have…

BCIPA UPDATE: CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION

A recent decision of the High Court of Australia confirms the rights of principals and building contractors under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) when a construction contract is terminated. The object of the BCIPA is to…

Netflix and Advance Health Directives? An Unlikely Couple

Netlix can sometimes feel like a ‘fridge full of food with nothing I want to eat’. As I sat on my couch on Sunday flicking through hundreds of titles, out of the deep dark depths a caption took my eye…

But our separation is amicable – why do we need Court Orders?

It is a reasonable question. You and your spouse or partner have separated but you worked everything out. You are going to split everything up and get on with your lives. Why do you need Court Orders? This is a question…