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Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people. according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology.
Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, for they are regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its development. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived".

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    VIC Privacy of pathology test results - right to delete

    If I do a test with a pathology lab, after they provide me with my results can I request them to delete all data they have on me (in such a way that they are obliged to do it)? I tried to research this a bit online - on the one hand there seems to be Australian Privacy Principle 11 which says...
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    SA Do you have to indicate or not?

    Hi all, this is regarding SA laws but I guess should be a national concern. My question is - you are driving in a lane that is a dedicated turn right lane & this lane then has 3 more splintering turn right lanes coming from it.This would result in there being 4 turn right lanes at the traffic...
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    VIC Right of Abatement – Returning pruned tree branches to owner - Trespass

    The tree in the neighbouring property to mine overhangs our fence significantly and deposits leaf and seed liter onto my driveway. It also blocks a considerable amount of light. The owner of the neighbouring property has been asked to, but refuses to prune the tree (he has no obligation to do so...
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    NSW Right of way for electrical easement

    We are seeking legal interpretation of the following clause in a contract of sale document for purchasing an unregistered land lot in NSW. "The Purchaser acknowledges that Energy Company A* or Energy Company B or any other appropriate authority may require an electricity substation to be...
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    NSW Blocking Right of way of carriageway

    Hi, My land have a RIGHT OF CARRIAGEWAY that benefice my neighbour, in 2004 I had to take them to supreme court for parking the car and obstructing the drive way they lost. The order was: That the defendants be restrained from parking the vehicle upon, or otherwise obstructing the Right of way...
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    NSW Right of criminal records of witnesses for accused

    What is the current position on this? Should you be given access?
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    Right of Way NSW: Subdividing 1 benefited property into 2

    Hello everyone, I'm hoping to get some help where upkeep and maintenance are not set out as our neighbour (benefited property) is looking to subdivide but we have an old title that doesn't define who is benefited by the burden and doesn't set out out who is responsible for maintaining the right...
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    Right of Carriage

    Hi, my husband and I own 110 acres on the mid north coast. A large holding was divided into 6 lots and each was sold separately. To gain access to our block we are required to use a road that passes through three of the other blocks using a "right of carriage". The neighbour that is the last...
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    NSW right of carriageway

    I share my drive way with my neighbour for about 10 years but has been hard on us since he does not follow the terms of the right of carriageway. He can build a driveway to get in his garage but he prefer not to and keep his car parked on the driveway because I have another driveway. I can't ask...
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    Right of carriageway

    There is a right of carriageway that starts on another property then crosses a ford in a river and continues across our block and then through another 2 properties before ending at a 3rd property as listed on our titles. The final block also has access to a public road. Our usual route to access...