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What are your obligations to workers? Part 2: Workers & The Worker’s Compensation Scheme

All employers are obliged to take out workers’ compensation insurance for each of their workers.  In this respect, it is important to have a clear understanding of the definition of ‘worker’ under the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (‘the Act’).

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What are your obligations to workers? Part 1: Employees vs Independent Contractors

Why you need to know the difference

The method by which a worker is engaged can have several legal ramifications. The terms of engagement impacts the type of obligations owed to the worker (such as pay and conditions), as well as their entitlements in the event the worker is injured.

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Stamp duty concession available on transfer of family farm

Is your family considering the transfer of the family farm to the next generation? If so, did you know there may be a stamp duty concession available?

Whether you are transferring or acquiring the family farming property, our experienced lawyers are here to make the process as smooth as possible.

With offices in Toowoomba, Warwick and Roma, we are committed to supporting rural families on the Darling Downs, South West Queensland and beyond.

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Personal Injuries Digest: Helicopter Pilot Crashes in Papua New Guinea Highlands

Report: Towers v Hevilift Ltd (No. 2) [2020] QSC 77

Background

Mr Towers was injured while flying a helicopter which crashed in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the course of his employment with Hevilift Ltd (Hevilift). As a result he was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic and permanently incapacitated for work as a pilot.

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