The amazing team at the law firm, MinterEllison has been supporting the platform for some time with pro bono legal advice. They have been incredibly generous and supportive. We cannot speak highly enough of their valuable support. Recently, they have started work to provide us with expert advice on the benefit question we mentioned recently.
Australians with disabilities on a government pension, benefits or healthcare card might worry that income in one month might impact on their entitlements into the future. What might be concerning is the inherent changeability in income from a monetised hobby/craft, for gig-based micro-businesses and small businesses. It can be hard to predict future income – especially early in an endeavour’s journey. Our hope is to smooth out some of the peaks and troughs of income over time.
The prospect of benefitting from independent and expert legal advice from a firm with a standing like MinterEllison is incredibly reassuring.