Category Archive: Legal

Feb 08 2018

Changing your Name in Australia

Can you change your name legally in Australia even if not an Australian citizen?

Changing your Name in Australia can be done for most people, even those not Australian Citizens.
A Residence period is needed, and the rules on this varies between states from 1 year to 3 years.
There are also limitations on the number of times a name can be changed.
Some states need you to prove that you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

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Oct 23 2016

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost

The costs for an Australian Birth Certificate varies depending on the state of registration, and vary between $31.80 and $53.00 for a standard certificate. Commemorative birth certificates are charged extra, if required.

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May 08 2016

How to Apply for a Queensland Marriage Certificate

There are 3 ways to apply for a Queensland Marriage Certificate.
Online – By post – In person

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Mar 28 2016

Queensland Registered Relationship – Civil Partnership

A Civil partnership now includes the formerly named registered relationship. A civil partnership is a legally recognised committed relationship, under the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, that may be entered into by two eligible adults, regardless of their sex. A civil partnership is NOT a marriage. Marriage is governed by the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth). A …

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May 17 2010

Australian Credit Check Services

Do you need to check your Credit History Records ? Everyone is entitled to a free copy of their credit file, and any company offering to supply your credit file data at a price, although legally entitled to, are also legally obliged to supply a free copy of their record on you, if you request …

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Oct 30 2009

Smoking in Australia

Queensland 30th October 2009 Smoking in cars is to be banned in Queensland, when children are in the car. Anyone caught breaking that rule will face a $200 on the spot fine. Queensland is banning smoking in cars carrying children under the age of 16. Deputy Premier and Health Minister Paul Lucas said the new …

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Jul 15 2009

Australian Ombudsman

The Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman will consider and investigate complaints about Australian Government departments and agencies, including Defence Force, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Postal Industry and Taxation. Commonwealth Ombudsman State Government Ombudsman Departments The State Ombudsman’s Office is an independent complaints investigation agency. Their main role is to make sure that State government departments and local councils …

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Jul 15 2009

Australian Public Trustee

Australian Public Trustees An Australian Public Trustee is often used to prepare an individuals Will. Some states do this Free of Charge, but will make a charge on the estate when the will is executed. More details will be found at each individual States Public Trustee website: Public Trustee of New South Wales Public Trustee …

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