Injury Compensation Time Limits

Injury Compensation Time Limits You Should Be Aware Of

Compensation law is a broad category that covers a wide range of personal injury matters. The guiding principle in this area of law provides that when a person suffers physical or psychological injury or death as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, a compensation claim can be made. Personal injuries are many and varied,…

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Liability Waiver

What Does it Mean When You Sign a Liability Waiver?

You’re about to participate in a recreational activity, perhaps the excitement is building, but before you can begin you’re being asked to sign a document with the phrase ‘in case of injury or death’ – talk about a buzzkill! Seeing the word ‘death’ in any context can be alarming, let alone before you embark on…

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What Does the Law Say About Redundancy?

‘It’s not you, it’s me.’ It’s the break-up one-liner you never want to hear, but when it comes from your employer such an excuse needs to be justified. What is Redundancy? When an employee is dismissed because their job is no longer required, or where the employer becomes insolvent or bankrupt, the employee is said…

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Buying Block of Land

Tips for Buying a Block of Land

Purchasing a block of land represents an exciting opportunity for buyers. It’s a chance to let the imagination run wild. Choosing land instead of an existing house gives families and couples, both young and old, an opportunity to create their dream home from the ground up! Shopping around for the perfect block of land may…

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Partner Visa

New Requirements For Partner Visa Sponsorship

New limitations on approval of sponsorships for various partner visas came into effect as of 18 November 2016. Andrew Woo, Registered Migration Agent here at Taylor and Scott, discusses the effect of the new law introduced with the intention of protecting prospective visa applicants from domestic violence related offenders who may be seeking to sponsor…

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The Treasury Canberra ACT

ACT Skilled Nominated Visas – We May Be Able To Help You

In this article, and following a number of successful applications for overseas trained nurses in Canberra, Andrew Woo, Registered Migration Agent here at Taylor and Scott, explains how ACT nomination works to assist those candidates considering the ACT nomination for a skilled nominated (Subclass 190) visa. Based on his vast experience in assisting numerous previous…

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Migration Health Waiver

What is a Migration Health Waiver?

Moving to Australia is only possible with an approved visa from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. There are a range of visa categories and non-Australian citizens are required to hold the correct visa depending on their reason for coming to Australia, whether it be for study, work or simply to live. The visa…

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Pet Owner Liable

When is a Pet Owner Liable?

For many Australians, life is unimaginable without their pet. In fact Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world with dogs and cats among the most popular animals. Pets are dependable companions and for many pet owners, their dog or cat is considered a valued family member. Before a pet…

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Medical Negligence NSW

Medical Negligence Claims in NSW

CIVIL LIABILITY ACT Ordinarily, a claim for damages for personal injuries sustained due to the medical treatment you received in NSW will be governed by the Civil Liability Act. Any such claim is a two stage process. First, the treater/doctor/hospital must be shown to be liable. Only then does the matter proceed to the second…

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Third wave Asbestos Exposure

Third-wave Asbestos Exposure on the Rise

Australians love to renovate. According to the latest research from Roy Morgan, 62% of Australian home-owners did some kind of renovations in the last year, a figure that’s increased 5% over the last three years. Thanks to an endless supply of home renovation shows and online inspiration, the trend looks like it’s here to stay….

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