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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 are the legal implications if I make a fake Instagram account with my girlfriend's name and try to make a certain guy confess that they had sex?

    Is it illegal if I have gotten his Instagram account from her Instagram by going through her phone?
  2. S

    Does IP holding company exercise "financial control" over sibling licensee for the purposes of the Trade Marks Act if they have the same parent?

    Imagine a corporate structure where there is a ParentCo, which wholly owns two subsidiaries: the first subsidiary is IPHoldCo (which owns Trade Mark X) and the other subsidiary is TradeCo. IPHoldCo grants an exclusive licence to TradeCo (its sibling) allowing TradeCo to use TradeMark X. Does...
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    Is this business legal? Could they get into trouble in the future?

    Just wondering if this business is legal to operate in Australia? Its basically a business that runs promotional giveaways. They make people pay entry fee for tickets which I didn't think was legal but they turn it into being legal by saying that the entry fee is a membership fee which they...
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    NSW False police reports or witness statements do not attract absolute privlede until they are produced in court. Is that correct?

    False police reports or witness statements do not attract absolute privlede until they are produced in court. Is that correct?
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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...

    I have been forced legally to make a statement (Record of Conversation, not so much a formal statement) at work by my employer due to an alleged perceived exclusive relationship between my former boss and someone who works underneath me. Within it I have stated that there were multiple...
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    QLD Shoplifting at coles. Asked to return items. Will they take further actions?

    Hi All. My query relates to being caught shoplifting at Coles recently, value totalling about $40.00 AUD. A regular staff member at checkout asked to check my bag just AFTER I paid for a few items using my bank card and loyalty card. I agreed to let her check my bag and she asked me whether I...
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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...