Do-it-yourself car maintenance on the safety radar

ON JUNE 21, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) issued a media release urging consumers to be more cautious when undertaking DIY maintenance on their vehicles. This was in response to statistics revealing that 120 people had been killed and many hundreds injured whilst maintaining their own vehicles since 2000. … Of the 120 people killed since 2000, the … Read More

Walker PenderDo-it-yourself car maintenance on the safety radar

So you bought a lemon? What now?

DID you hear about the “lemon laws”? They were passed by the State Parliament in April 2019 in the form of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”). The laws came into effect on September 1, 2019, and provide additional protections for consumers in relation to defects in second-hand motor vehicles. Several pieces … Read More

Walker PenderSo you bought a lemon? What now?

There’s room for improvement for our tradies’ health

I HAVE been talking about tradie health over the past couple of weeks. It is only through continual discussion, education and action that we, as a community of workers and employers, can help tradies return home safely each day. How do you think Ipswich compares against the state average in trade related occupation injuries and workers’ compensation claims? The most … Read More

Walker PenderThere’s room for improvement for our tradies’ health