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True or False – Foreign workers in Australia have the same rights as Australian workers?

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Foreign workers in Australia have the same rights as Australian workers and are entitled to the same pay and conditions. Minimum and award wages apply to everyone working in Australia, as do the 10 National Employment Standards, namely: Maximum work hours Flexible working arrangements for parents Parental leave Annual leave Personal / carer’s leave and … Read More »

True or False – You have a right to privacy?

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There is no general right to privacy in Australia. However there are laws protecting the privacy of information that is collected about you. No right to privacy means that there is no legal remedy for some things most people would think of as an invasion of privacy.  For example, there is no law to stop … Read More »

True or False – You change your name by deed poll?

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Changing your name in Queensland is now done by filling in a form with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.  Deed polls are no longer used.  You can change your name through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages only if: You were born in Queensland, or You were born overseas and have … Read More »

True or False – You have the right to remain silent?

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The right to silence is a feature of our criminal law system, but your right to silence is not absolute. The right to silence is linked to the presumption of innocence, and the idea, that in our system it is better that the guilty go free, rather than have the innocent convicted.  Essentially, if you are … Read More »

True of false – if you find it you can keep it?

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Despite the old saying “finders keepers” the law takes a dim view of people who keep things they find, especially things of value. While you might pick up a dollar coin on the footpath without the law taking too much interest, if you pick up a bag containing $10,000 and don’t turn it in to … Read More »

True or false – It’s illegal to wear felt slippers outside at night?

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Good news for people who like to wear slippers outside at night.  For many years in Queensland, this choice of footwear was illegal.  But the modernisation of less serious offences in Queensland in 2004 saw a lot of old, and curious, laws repealed. It all went back to the time when being found outside wearing … Read More »