Despite legislative reforms, discrimination based on age, religion, race, ethnicity, gender and disability remains prevalent in modern working environments. Recent statistics confirm disappointing trends in this regard:   full-time average weekly earnings of women are 16.2% less than their male counterparts the gender pay gap in ASX 200 organisations is 28.7% 25% of Australians aged […]

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Although traffic offences are common and affect a larger cross section of the population, they are still viewed as serious by NSW courts. Magistrates have taken an increasingly hard-line approach to sentencing traffic offenders in recent years, resulting in large fines, lengthy licence suspensions, cancellation and even periods of imprisonment.   Notwithstanding this, many road […]

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It is an uncomfortable thing to contemplate one’s death, and many of us assume it’s a long way off. For this reason many neglect estate planning and put it on the back burner for later in life.

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In Australia a minimum or “award” wage covers all employees, to ensure that everyone is paid fairly for their work. An employer cannot contract out of paying you the award wage (as a minimum), or any statutory entitlements such as breaks, overtime, leave and redundancy. Many employees are unaware that they are being paid below […]

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