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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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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Recent reports that two government building construction sites have been contaminated with asbestos as a result of imported Chinese building products are fuelling fresh concerns over the health risks to workers who are exposed to Asbestos. What are the risks? Is compensation available to workers who have been exposed to Asbestos? And what should you […]

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