Tis the season to avoid online scammers In a bid to avoid Christmas crowds, online shopping during the festive season is very appealing. And while the ease and convenience of shopping from the comfort of home is a positive, it’s still important to be aware of simple security measures to ensure … [Read more...] about Christmas Safety
Down payment with a catch It’s getting harder and harder for many to enter the housing market, but a new start-up in America is making it a little easier for those wanting to purchase a home…but it comes with a catch. A 29-year-old entrepreneur from Seattle, Yifan Zhang has come up with a … [Read more...] about House deposits – is Airbnb the answer? New company offering down payments with a catch
Do you have rights to share your home? Airbnb has become a central player in the sharing economy in the last decade. While its usage has presented opportunities to ease the financial burden of a mortgage, there are legal implications that hosts of strata-titled properties should be aware of. In … [Read more...] about Airbnb – what are your rights?
That’s not a cyclone…this is a cyclone Although the effects of Cyclones Debbie, Yasi, Marcia and Larry are generally well known, these are dwarfed by Cyclone Mahina. Cyclone Mahina is the deadliest cyclone in recorded Australian history, striking Bathurst Bay in Cape York on the 4th March 1899, … [Read more...] about Cyclone season is upon us
The new ID scanning laws came into effect in Queensland from 1 July 2017. The purpose of these laws is to identify individuals who are the subject of banning orders to the various licenced pubs, nightclubs and bars around town. In short, all licensed venues that ordinarily trade past midnight in … [Read more...] about New ID Scanning Laws – what you need to know
The Insurance market is reviewing cover in respect to mental illness. At the time of writing, some policies specifically exclude mental illness whilst others are reviewing their cover. Most travel policies do not automatically cover you for claims arising from, or exacerbated by, any existing … [Read more...] about Travel Insurance Review
The Fair Work Commission has increasingly been required to review issues raised by the use of social media in the workplace. The proliferation of, and use of, social media sites, with nearly 70 per cent of Australians on Facebook and around 20 per cent on Instagram and Snapchat, has resulted in … [Read more...] about Social Media…grounds for termination?
An Employment Contract is an Agreement between an Employer and an Employee that sets out Terms and Conditions of Employment. A Contract can be in writing or verbal. It’s certainly preferable to be “in writing” because should a dispute occur this will be the information that is relied upon to gain … [Read more...] about Employment Contracts