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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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    what are my rights

    Hi, X and Y have been married for 4 years and living together all that time. Y moved into X's house contributed to the bill, maintained the home. The home was mortgage free. X and Y then buy a house together and contribute 50/50 to all the expenses. X sell the premarital property and now will...
  2. Lico

    VIC De facto separation rights

    I have quite a general question, as I have only just decided to separate from my defacto of fifteen years. We have 2 children together, both with special needs (albeit relatively low level but enough to impact my ability to return to work since having them). I didn’t bring a great deal of...
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    QLD Mechanic has been fixing my car 7 months for a 3 day job. What are my rights?

    I had a BMW mobile mechanic service my car in May 2023. He advised that the turbos needed replacing and not to drive the car. I sourced the turbos but when it came to get a mechanic most only supply and install. The best quote I had was for $1500 but they were on the other side of town. Was...
  4. khott94

    NSW What are my rights as a buyer of a Defective Private vehicle?

    Would like to start, with I'm happy to wear the cost of the repairs of my privately bought vehicle I'm just curious if someone has been in this situation and it worked out in there favour. Basically i bought a used vehicle privately in Sydney on FB marketplace, the add noted "genuinely never...
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    NSW AcL and excercise rights

    Hi How do i excercise my rights under ACL Do i just say ACL stipulates that products last a reasonable amount of time and in my case 1.5 years is not reasonable for a $450 product? I bought a samsung microwave from costco for $450 on may 2022 And it broke down It doesnt heat at all , lights...
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    QLD Name on land mortgage but not on land deeds, Defacto split. My rights?

    Is my brother considered a 50% owner of the land without his name on the deeds. He has his name on the mortgage for the land and pays 50% of this monthly. Hi partner advised he should not put his name on the deeds due to securing finance. They have split but were in a DeFacto relationship for...
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    QLD What are my rights with land that I am paying for in Defacto split.

    My brother's partner has told him to leave after a 7-year relationship and living together for 3 of those years. Six months ago, they purchased some land together to build a home. They have now split, and he needs to know his rights over the land. She is the only name on the title/deeds as she...
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    QLD Human Rights Complaint about Qld Police

    Hi I made a complaint to the Qld Human Rights Commission (QHRC) about discrimination that I received from the Qld Police when I spoke to them about domestic violence. QHRC gave agreed that there are potential breaches of both the Human Rights Act and the Anti-Discrimation Act. I received legal...
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    NSW Tennancy rights

    I have lived in my parent's house for my whole life. There is one other surviving beneficiary under the will who does not reside in the family estate. What rights do I have to lay sole claim to the estate - am I a tennant under the law?
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    Faulty recliner set. What are my rights?

    Hi, we bought a recliner set 1.5 yrs ago. One of the recliner mechanisms got crooked for no reason. The warranty states "3 year on motors and mechanisms (mechanisms covered to 120kg weight load only)". It also says: "3. Refund policy i. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded...