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Motor Vehicle Injury Claims in Western Australia

Who can claim personal injury compensation for a motor vehicle accident? A person who is injured, or a family member of a person who was fatally injured, in a car accident, motor cycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident or as a pedestrian in Western Australia may be able to claim compensation for injuries suffered as […]

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Parenting Orders

When a family breaks up it is usually difficult for everyone, particularly if there are children involved. Most parents want to work together to make new arrangements for their children, such as where they will live, or who they will spend time with on special occasions. Some parents may be able to work these issues […]

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New SOL and CSOL from 1 July 2016

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is the list used to determine eligible occupations for those applying for independent or relative sponsored skilled visas. From July 1, 2016, the following changes apply to the SOL: Occupations removed from SOL Mining Engineers (excluding Petroleum)                         (ANZSCO 233611) […]

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New student visa framework effective 1 July 2016

From 1 July 2016 a new student visa framework will take effect.  The new framework aims to simplify the process and reduces the current eight student visa subclasses down to two: ‘Subclass 500 – Student’ (Subclass 500) and ‘Subclass 590 – Student Guardian’ (Subclass 590). The new Subclass 500 will replace the student Subclasses 570, […]

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Charged and in Custody: Applying for Bail

When a person is taken into custody and charged with an offence, most of the time it is a new and unexpected experience.  There are usually lots of questions from the person arrested as well as their family or friends.  The most common questions we get asked about applying for bail are: What is bail? […]

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Options to Renew in Leases – Mark that Calendar!

Commercial leases and retail shop leases commonly contain options to renew.  However, many tenants and landlords are not 100% sure about how options to renew work.  In our experience, when it comes to options to renew, there are two common questions people have: If I have an option to renew in my lease, does the […]

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Changes to Ministerial Intervention Policy

Under migration legislation the Minister for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Minister) has powers to intervene in an applicant’s case that has been unsuccessful in the Administrative Appeal Tribunal, and to substitute that decision with a favourable one if the Minister feels it is in the public interest to do so.  In many […]

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