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Is Bob the Builder liable?

Consider this scenario: Bob the Builder employs Adam, a young apprentice. Bob directs Adam to use a chisel to clean out some concrete overpour. Bob takes care to provide suitable equipment (gloves, chisel and safety glasses) and instructs Adam to wear the gloves and safety glasses when chiselling out the concrete. Adam signs a Safe

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Spreading the Christmas spirit? Remember these rules for fundraising

As seen in the December/January edition of Club Insight (Issue 6). With Christmas just around the corner, I’m sure many of you have already started rehearsing the expression of surprise and joy that is expected when unwrapping Christmas presents – whether you’re lucky enough to receive the gift you were hoping for, or the novelty

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Next round of changes to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act

Further changes to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act will commence on 11 November 2019.  While some of these amendments will have an immediate impact, others will have no practical effect until associated Regulations and/or approved forms are made. Background The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017 (Q) (HLAA) received royal assent on 10

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Amendments to the WCRA

On 23 September 2019, I foreshadowed recommended amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act (the Act). On 22 October 2019, the amending Bill was passed. At the time of publishing this Legal Alert, Royal assent had not yet been granted to enact the legislation. What you need to know now Over 75 sections, schedules

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