Questions tagged [australia]

Questions specific to Australia. For many questions, specifying the state will be required as legislation can be state-specific (notably criminal law).

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Legality of post-WWII expulsions in Australia

After WWII, most Japanese people were mandatorily expelled from Australia unless they were born in Australia or had an Australian or British wife, according to this site (the same may have happened to ...
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How to challenge validity of housing inspections in regards to eviction

Jurisdiction is Western Australia. If a landlord is experiencing financial troubles, and is attempting to evict their tenants on false grounds, in order to increase his sale price or make finding a ...
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Is it legal to mug someone for keys if they refuse to let you leave their locked house?

If you've been locked in someone's house against your consent, and they refuse to let you out when you directly ask them to unlock a door, is it legal to let them know you will take the keys by force ...
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Homeschool moderator expects my kid to be enrolled in public school, any alternatives?

I'm from Australia. I was aware that the homeschool moderator would come today but I've been really busy the last couple of days and was completely caught off guard. She asked to see the work and I ...
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Is it legal to sell a product with a class 3 laser in Western Australia?

Say the object isn't handheld and therefore doesn't meet the definition for laser pointer.
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Is DPF removal on Australian diesels legal

I have a second hand 2010 Subaru Outback that is having major DPF issues, I have been trying to get a definitive answer if it is legal to remove the DPF according to current emissions standards in ...
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Misleading use of the word "free" in the name of a product

Recently I received an email from crazydomains.com.au saying "Free Website Builder will Auto Renew in 1 day". Free website builder is indeed the name of this product. I have never used or ...
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Is an error in a Rent Increase Notice binding?

I have just received a letter and email from my landlord stating that the rent will be increased in accordance with Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Increased rent will be $600.00 per month, an ...
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When a company changes its privacy policy, what policy governs data collected before the policy change?

If I sign up to some service/website under one privacy policy, and they collect data under that policy, and then change their privacy policy what policy governs my old data? Does that country that the ...
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Trust Law - do trustees have to confirm that you are a beneficiary of the trust if you ask them directly?

I've asked the trustees of a trust to confirm that I am a beneficiary, which is what I believe to be the case. Do they have to give an honest answer?
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Does a GP sending patient info to a hospital without asking for consent violate medical ethics?

So, let’s say that you went to a General Practitioner (GP) about some pain, got some tests done, and they told you that you were fine; all the tests came back normal. Then, some time later, they look ...
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Does the ATO recognise a PayPal business account as a valid business account?

The Australian Tax Office requires that all registered companies have a dedicated bank account for their business. Does the ATO recognise a PayPal business account as a valid business account? I'...
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Is port-scanning my own WiFi network illegal in Australia?

I've recently been drawn into pen-testing and port-scanning and I wanted to give it a try. I am unsure of the laws around port-scanning in Australia. Could I get in trouble with my WiFi provider if I ...
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In Victoria Australia can you stand out the front of somebody's house and record what is happening inside?

Generally, in Victoria Australia, anything that occurs in public is open to being recorded by anyone (To my knowledge). However, if you take a video camera or camera phone and aim it through the ...
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Can a minor request a copy of a contract parents signed on their behalf?

Can a minor get a copy of a contract parents signed on their behalf and if so, how can the minor get it (in New South Wales, Australia)?
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Can a 17 year-old legally sign an International Employment Contract?

I would like to know if a 17 year old is allowed to sign an International Employment Contract. Details: Employee is in the Philippines where it is legal for a 17 year old to work a full time job. ...
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What is the legality of creating a messenger application with end-to-end encryption in Autralia?

The encrypted messages will be stored in the server, but no one will be able to decode them except the users. What is the legality of creating a messenger application with end-to-end encryption for ...
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In Victoria Australia does a remote inspection count as an inspection for the purpose of property inspection frequency?

The residential tenancy act only allows one inspection per year for a property that is being rented out. With covid remote inspections where the tenant shares photos of the property with the real-...
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Is a Unit with broken locks considered Unfit or in disrepair

I moved into a new unit, however, on arrival the front door lock was broken and can't be locked from the outside. There is a screen-door however, the wiring near the lock has been cut and it is easy ...
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Prevailing law when land is impermanent?

I live in an area where new land is developing from the slow deposition of soil at a river mouth. As the land grows out of the water, it is covered for less and less time each day by the high-tide or ...
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Alternative to supplying extensive personal ID to have a fraudulently opened account closed

I recently received an email outlining an order for an Internet service to a US mainland address from a US-based service provider. The order included an account number, order number and a street ...
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Is it "reasonable" to discriminate on the basis of "experience" in employment (anti-discrimination law)

Anti-discrimination statutes in most Western jurisdictions prohibit a broad range of age discrimination in employment. So far as I can see, most statutes of this kind draw a distinction between ...
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Is it legal to log an IP address WITH an online name?

I am working on a "database" style of program that logs data such as an IP address, Steam Name, and Steam64 ID. I own a small game server company that hosts servers for a game called "Unturned" but we ...
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Are you allowed to put up flyers for non-comercial purposes in Brsibane Queensland?

I'm planning on putting up A4 posters about community activism. I'm wondering if/where it is legal in Brisbane Australia?