TOPIC: Work rights

New industrial manslaughter laws designed to protect Queenslanders

New industrial manslaughter laws designed to protect Queenslanders

47 Queenslanders have died in resource industry accidents over the past twenty years.

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Seasonal workers, backpackers and work rights

Seasonal workers, backpackers and work rights

If something goes wrong when you’re on the farm, what are your legal rights?

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Why safe workplaces matter

Why safe workplaces matter

Coming home from our jobs in one piece is something that most of us take for granted. For others, poor management, a lack of training and dodgy equipment are par for the course – meaning it’s only a matter of time before disaster strikes.

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WorkCover win for Hazelwood mine fire excavator operator

WorkCover win for Hazelwood mine fire excavator operator

When the Hazelwood open cut mine fire broke out in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley in early 2014, experienced excavator operator David Briggs got an urgent call from RTL Mining & Earthworks asking if he would come and work for them to help put out the blaze.

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Superannuation

What you need to consider before withdrawing your super early

While accessing a quick lump sum right now might seem appealing, there may be unintended consequences.

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Insurance

Making an insurance claim 101

You know you need to make an insurance claim, but working out where to start seems overwhelming. Let us help.

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Wills & estates

Making Wills in a time of social distancing

How do you ensure your Will is valid when securing witnesses is challenging? We talk through the options state-by-state.

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