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OUTSMART A CATFISH – GET THE EDGE OVER ONLINE PREDATORS

Some time ago, Alaskan fisherman used to transport live Cod across the Pacific Ocean to China. The Cod would be kept in vats and fed a diet of pellets; however, they would remain almost stationary for the entire journey. This meant that the Cod would go into the vat firm and fresh but come out […]

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STUCK AT HOME AND SHOPPING ONLINE – HERE ARE FEW

In this unprecedented situation where we are either in lockdown or partially, many are using the internet to buy goods and services they never have before.  This may range from purchasing your groceries from a local supermarket to buying gadgets and items that you did not know existed but suddenly found you needed.  In theory […]

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FORCE MAJEURE – “THE BACK DOOR CLAUSE OR IS IT?”

What does this mean in a legal contract? All of a sudden, these “force majeure” clauses are now gaining the attention of a lot of people and especially lawyers. Normally they are clauses that are little used or taken any notice of when in a contract as they are not usually relied upon until now. […]

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FREE HOME? MAYBE! USE IT BEFORE YOU LOSE IT!

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. However, with a bit of luck, ingenuity and effort you may be able to get a free home? Now I’ve got your attention.  With, all the fuss in relation to rising property prices there might just be another way for some bold, canny and […]

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What’s Important to You and the Common Regrets of the

During this horrendous time with the drought, fires, loss of lives and loss of animals and insects it seems to be a time where we all have had to consider what’s important to us in our lives. When you are faced with a ‘watch and act’ alert from the RFS what do/did you take from […]

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MOBILE PHONES AND YOUR LICENSE

Everybody these days seems to have a mobile phone. Indeed, hard to imagine life without one!  If you have a mobile phone and a driver’s license you should know that mobile phone detection cameras started targeting illegal mobile phone use across New South Wales from 1 December 2019. This includes fixed and transportable trailer mounted […]

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Cyber bulling, the youth and the law

Q: We often hear in the media about cyber bullying, but what actually is it? A: If someone is bullying another person by sending emails or messages or saying or doing things online more often than not it is referred to as cyber bullying. Bullying is a behaviour which is designed or orchestrated to make […]

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What is eConveyancing?

Electronic conveyancing (eConveyancing) is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to leading digital innovation with the aim of minimising the manual process and paperwork associated with the settlement and lodgment of property transactions. It is also in line with the commitment by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to the development of a national electronic […]

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Neighbours – they can affect your blood pressure!

In this day and age, unless you are out there on the wallaby all alone, we all have neighbours.  Even if you are in a caravan then you are going to have neighbours at various campsites or caravan parks.  Having a good healthy relationship with your neighbours whether living in a suburban block, a strata […]

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FAMILY LAW UPDATE

We all probably know someone who has been through a divorce or property settlement.  You may have heard via the media that due to the back log, delays and costs associated with commencing any family law actions, a report was commissioned by the Australian Law Reform Commission. The report is called “Family Law for the […]

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Zero Tolerance for Commonsense Driving

As of 20 May 2019 all drink and drug driving offenders will immediately lose their licence and receive a hefty on-the-spot fine. Announced on 6 May 2019, NSW Roads Minister Andrew Constance has described it as a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to drink and drug driving. The real change is in the low range drink driving offences, […]

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What low life has done this?

Okay, you can call me a tree hugger along with a lot of others who appreciate trees. Who not only respect and enjoy the beauty, peace and comfort of sheltering shady trees, or who have been awestruck standing in the cathedrals of great forests, or who know that patients in a hospital who look out […]