Do I have to vote?

Do I have to vote? You have to turn up to the polling station and have your name checked off.  You have to take your papers and make a mark on your papers.  Because voting is private there is in practice no mechanism to enforce or require you to vote 'properly'....

What if 000 doesn’t work?

No one wants to have to call 000, but if you call 000 and it doesn't work then that is an even bigger nightmare.  This happened across certain states in Australia this morning, and it is a good reminder that you should have alternative numbers saved in your phone. The...

Next of Kin Register

We have received a letter from the Nepean Police Area Command regarding the Next of Kin Register.  This program is designed for people who live alone and are isolated because they may be elderly, frail from sickness, suffer from a mental health issue or live with a...

What is administration?

    Aussie Farmers went into administration this week, and it seems some donut franchises are also struggling.  It doesn't look like anyone is trying to salvage or sell Aussie Farmers.  But what does it mean to go into administration, as opposed to liquidation or...

Leaving is dangerous

A recent article published by the New York Times has confirmed what those working with domestic violence victims already know, leaving is the most dangerous time. The article deals with a problem in the law that unless the restraining order is permanent, the person...