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Prior, derived from the Latin for "earlier, first", (or prioress for nuns) is an ecclesiastical title for a superior, usually lower in rank than an abbot or abbess. Its earlier generic usage referred to any monastic superior.

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    VIC Working With Children Check and prior interstate criminal history not relating to children.

    Hi, I am asking a question but also puttin gthis out there for others that may be interested in the result. I used to live in NSW and have a criminal history of shop lifting (a bag of groceries form my workplace which was accidental yet I was still charged and fines- even though my employer knew...
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    NSW Subdivision of a dual occupancy site prior to construction

    Hi experts :) I would like to develop my property into a detached dual occupancy with Torrens title subdivision. I have done my research (LEP/DCP) and I know it it possible to do. Commonly, a dual occupancy is built and the subdivision is registered after the build is complete, however, I would...
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    NSW alert judge to false affadavit prior to hearing

    At the moment , had 2 affidavits filed in probate case ,both affidavits contain lies and false information which has cost the estate a considerable amount of money , about to set a date for hearing the cost of the hearing will be in the tens of thousands , due to procedure or so Iam told...
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    WA WA Health employer has terminated my employment prior to resignation date

    Hi all, I work for WA Health and resigned from my position on the 2nd January 2023. I gave notice up until 26 January which was a requirement in my contract. The manager came back to me on 11 January and said they've accepted my resignation, effective as of close of business Friday 13 January...
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    made redundant just prior to parental leave

    Yesterday I was told my role at my employer was made redundant after only 4 or so months. This is a very senior role in what I was told was a very fast growing business. It turns out it's actually a stagnant business that is in significant debt. I previously left a very well paid, prestigious...
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    Statute of limitations for prior convictions

    A friend was on a suspended sentence of 2.5 yrs for growing marijuana when he was convicted of abalone poaching and sentenced to 6 months. He managed to skip the country (Australia) before serving the 6 months. Is there a time limit after which he can return to Australia without having to face...
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    Spouse has withdrawn $20k from Super under covid arrangements prior to signing consent order

    I am married but living separated under one roof. My ex has withdrawn two lots of $10k super under the current covid arrangements. He did not tell me he was going to do this, has not shared any of it/or put any of it aside for me as part of our consent order/divorce. I don't know if he has it in...
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    SA Given job offer but employer thinking about retracting contract prior to starting

    Hey guys, Was excited because i received a formal job offer from SA health as a dentist. They gave me a contract to sign (yet to sign) however this morning via email from HR stating that they need to do additonal checks- issue was some misconduct against a patient (which the patient though he...
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    VIC Is it a contempt of court that op did not send copy of her documents to me prior the family report?

    Prior to attending family report, each party must send a copy of all documents that provided to report writer to the other party. However my ex, who’s self representing like me, did not do that. Only after I received the report, and the report writer wrote that she has reviewed a Police...
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    Intestate entitlements to children prior to November 2017

    My wife passed away in 2000 and did not leave a will. Our family assets were in my name but clearly were owned by both of us at the time. She died without a will and my children may have a claim Given the laws at the time. My assets included our family home, cash in the bank, superannuation and...