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  1. procrastinasian

    Homework Question - Novation Strategy for Internship?

    Hi, this is not so much a school question as it is just random practical application in my internship. When we covered novation in law school, it was very brief and it was not examined when I did contracts. My basic understanding is that a novation is just essentially a change in parties to a...
  2. T

    VIC Internship - Legal for Firms to Demand Six Months Free Labour ?

    Is it legal for firms to insist on volunteer interns to work 9-hour days, 3 days a week, with no lunch, no coffee breaks and made to complete out of hours business? Also, paying for all transport costs including errands across town? The intern in question has well and truly completed required...
  3. W

    NSW Student Vocational Placements

    Hi there, My son is undertaking a veterinary degree in NSW. This requires him to complete a year of student placements working in veterinary clinics. These are lawfully unpaid positions and that's fine. What I am interested in knowing is what legal protections exist for students in this...
  4. S

    NSW Custody of Children - Ex Applied for Urgent Recovery Orders

    My husband of ten years and I separated recently and I took our 3 children to live 4 hours from where they were living. Background was, we were living up north while I was doing a 2 year internship - my husband was having to travel a lot to keep his job as we had moved 7 hours from our home...
  5. J

    QLD Challenge Internship Employment Reference?

    I have recently completed practical experience and an internship at a Queensland State School. (I am a student teacher). At the end of this experience I received feedback and reports I feel are unfair and inaccurate and will make finding employment very difficult. Are there any options for...
  6. L

    NSW Exploitation of Employers through Internship?

    I'm running a blog based on internships and wanted to get some legal opinions on a story which was shared with me by a reader of the blog. Thank you in advance for your help! This week we were contacted by D who wanted to share his experience while interning with an engineering company. D...