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The danger of poor quality road surfaces

Smidsy

The danger of poor quality road surfaces

Potholes, debris, gravel, poor maintenance and soft bitumen can cause bikes to slip and riders to get injured. So what are the rules around poor road surfaces, and what can you do if you come across one?

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Work injuries and fatalities still prevalent, especially in construction

Work rights

Work injuries and fatalities still prevalent, especially in construction

Many industries are seeing drops in the number of serious work injury claims, arguably due to the safer working conditions. But sadly, in Australia, work injuries and fatalities are more prevalent than ever, especially in construction, mining and trade industries.

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DNA testing kits and the law of inheritance

Will disputes

DNA testing kits and the law of inheritance

The introduction of home DNA testing kits through sites like Ancestry.com has meant that anyone curious, and willing to spend about $100, can find out more about where they came from. It has also meant that millions of people have opened themselves up to the possibility of discovering new biological family members.

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Asbestos-related cancers continue to rob the lives of Australians

Asbestos

Asbestos-related cancers continue to rob the lives of Australians

Most diseases that have plagued Australians over the years have yielded to advances in medical science and health care. But asbestos-related cancers, which develop long after exposure, continue to be fatal for thousands of people in Australia every year.

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My Health Record: what to do if you missed the opt out deadline

Patient safety

My Health Record: what to do if you missed the opt out deadline

If you missed the opt out deadline of 31 January 2019 and a record is created, you can permanently delete your record at any time. The ‘My Health Record’ scheme has obvious potential to improve health care outcomes. But it’s also important that you know what you are consenting to, who is accessing your records and for what purposes they can be used.

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Depression and discrimination: a case study

Employment law

Depression and discrimination: a case study

Almost half of Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point. What happens when your work tries to force you to attend medical appointments while you’re on stress leave, and then fires you?

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