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...

Facebook chain mail

  Some people find them annoying, some people love them, but should you share them?     What's the risk? The risk is that you are spreading a virus, fake news or an advertising link to your friends. These are some of the reasons why people create these chain...

Is an Uber driver really an Uber driver?

Is an Uber driver actually an employee of Uber, or just a subcontractor?  Recently it was decided in England that Uber drivers were not independent contractors but were in fact employees of Uber.  This decision was made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Uber has...

At what age can I leave my child unsupervised?

We are often asked what the law is about supervising children, and when a child can be left unsupervised.  In NSW, for better or for worse, there is no definite age.  The question was posed recently by ABC News, when can you leave a child in a car 'unsupervised', for...