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When does a neighbour's annoying behaviour turn into a legal issue?

Practice Areas: Anti-Social Laws, Buying a Home, Renting & Leasing Property, Local Government

Perhaps the most common type of nuisance that a person will experience is one that is seen to be as a ‘private nuisance’, which are usually...

I was badly affected by the Queensland floods in November 2010/December 2010. Is there some form of government assistance I can apply for to get me through this tough time?

Practice Areas: Building a Home, Building & Construction law, Buying a Home, Conveyancing, Selling a Home, Local Government

If you have been adversely affected by the Queensland floods that began in November 2010, then you may be eligible for financial assistance under the Australian...

I've heard that my land value may be changing. Does this mean that the council will charge me higher rates?

Practice Areas: Building & Construction law, Building a Home, Buying a Home, Conveyancing, Selling a Home, Local Government

Under changes introduced by the Land Valuation Act 2010 (Qld), land values for urban land in Queensland will move from an “unimproved value”...

Does ambush marketing get policed, and what powers does the Australian Customs Service have to stop the importation of pirated goods?

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Marketing & Advertising, Local Government, International Law

This week saw the Australian Federal Police ‘crackdown’ on organised counterfeiting. Australia-wide, 21 warrants were issued with regards to...

What are my leave entitlements?

Practice Areas: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Local Government

All Australian employees in the national workplace system are covered by the National Employment Standards (NES) which grants leave in the following circumstances: public...

We are a couple weeks late on our rent and the landlord is threatening us with eviction. What should we do?

Practice Areas: Renting & Leasing Property, Local Government

To avoid eviction for rent arrears (i.e. late payments), first contact your landlord or agent and offer a date for when the late payments can be made....

Is there any protection in the Building Code of Australia with regard to housing insulation requirements?

Practice Areas: Building a Home, Building & Construction law, Buying a Home, Conveyancing, Selling a Home, Local Government

It is mandatory for all thermal building insulation products to comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Before purchasing...

My husband passed away recently without a will and no executor. What happens now?

Practice Areas: Wills, Estate Planning, Administration of Estates, Local Government

There are rules laid down by law about how assets are to be distributed when there is no will. Briefly, a surviving spouse (this includes a domestic partner)...

I want to make a complaint about a migration agent. How can I do this?

Practice Areas: Immigration, Local Government

The first fact you should know is whether the agent is actually registered or not. You can confirm the registered status of a migration agent by using...

The Government wants to take my house to construct a road. Is this legal and what can I do about it?

Practice Areas: Building & Construction law, Administrative Law, Local Government

Your first step should be to seek prompt legal advice with a property lawyer. Assuming that you object to the resumption, you should first discuss the...

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