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They is the third-person plural personal pronoun (subjective case) in Modern English. It is also used with singular meaning, sometimes to avoid specifying the gender of the person referred to: see gender neutrality in language.

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    VIC What legal rights does a property purchaser have if they cannot settle on a deal because of Covid?

    Good Morning, my friends (American husband Indonesian wife) who are Australian Permanent Residents, purchased a block of land with a 10% deposit in Melbourne some time ago. The blocks have now been titled and are due to settle shortly. They want to settle as they love the block and the new...
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    NSW Court awarded interest and pecuniary penalty orders. Are they taxable?

    If the Federal Circuit Court orders an employer pay backpay, presumably the employee must declare it for tax, but what about interest and pecuniary penalty orders?
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    WA Being accused of lieing on a statement for work.. They are going around saying they have a defamation claim in...

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    QLD Shoplifting at coles. Asked to return items. Will they take further actions?

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    VIC .

    What happens to a persons belongings if they have no next of kin or a will, if they committed suicide? They don’t own property, live on govt. pension and are estranged from their blood relations?
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    NSW Child custody issue

    My son has been separated from his wife for 4 years. To date they have agreed to split the caring of their two children (aged 14 an 11) 50/50 and this has worked. There are no court child custody orders in place. Recently she has moved location and threatened to have the children 100% of the...
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    Confidentiality Agreements. How enforceable are they?

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    Roles of Executors and Deteriorating house.

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    Executors duties in Australia when next of kin in UK

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    QLD Public Trust of Queensland

    Can The Public Trustee of Queensland enquire as to how funds were spent from a persons account (person was being cared for at that time) prior to the Public Trustee taking over the persons financial matters.