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My Health Record: Potential safety risks for victims of domestic violence

For most members of the general population, the Australian Government’s new online health database will simply be a convenient centralised electronic catalogue, containing patients’ information and histories, available for access by authorized health professionals.  The My Health Record system, which is opt-out Continue reading My Health Record: Potential safety risks for victims of domestic violence

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The Rise and Fall of Sham Contracting

The lines dividing the roles of employee and independent contractor are becoming increasingly blurred.

Organisations reliant on the label of the latter to protect them from employer obligations such as minimum wage, superannuation and leave entitlements are now facing the pressure of discerning ‘substance not form’ debate. Workers from various sectors, particularly within the gig economy (think Uber and Foodora), are campaigning against the unsupportive working conditions they face as independent contractors.

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Airbnb: The Intricacies of Insurance

Airbnb Insurance: Are You Covered?

Just last month, a fatal accident at an Airbnb on the Sunshine Coast called into question the liability of Airbnb hosts in the context of emergency situations involving guests.

On the basis that listing a property with Airbnb effectively classifies the property as a business, there are a variety of regulatory, insurance and workplace health and safety factors that should be taken into consideration by hosts and consumers alike.

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