Ask LH: Can I Speed Up My P-Plate Qualifying By Moving?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m a 25 year old P-plater from NSW who is planning to move to Victoria. If I transfer my license to Victoria, will I escape the last year of my P-plate restriction? Which set of rules apply?


Bending The Rules: When Are Loopholes Evil?

Evil comes in many forms — some less obvious than others. Today, we want to talk about a tricky kind of evil: when are loopholes, exploits and “gaming the system” OK?


Ask LH: Can I Move States To Escape A Speeding Fine?

Hey Lifehacker, So I’ve lost my licence in NSW for a speeding fine for going 20 over. I am a Red P plater. Is there any way I can “move” to Melbourne and get a Victorian licence while I’m under 18?


How To Plan For A Better Death

Have you thought about how you would want to be treated if you cannot make your own decisions? You may be unconscious after car accident, you may be so ill you cannot communicate, or you may be dying and cannot convey your wishes. Would you want to be kept alive on life support if there is no hope of recovery?


Ask LH: What Address Should I Use To Register For An ABN?

Hi Lifehacker, Can house renters use their rental address to register for an ABN? I do have a PO box for correspondence. Do I need to tell my landlord about it? My business is online and sells paper goods and stationery.


Watch Out For A Non-Solicit Clause In Your Employment Contract

Employers tend to find all sorts of ways of restricting your activities after you leavea company. Watch out for a non-solicit clause in your next employment contract.


Ask A Colleague For A Copy Of Your Non-Compete Agreement If You Lose Yours

Many of us had to sign a non-compete agreement when we started a job. Some of us lost that precious document and aren’t sure of the exact restrictions when we leave. Instead of tipping off human resources about your intention to quit, try asking colleagues hired at the same time for a copy of their agreement.


When Does Google Hand Over Your Data To Governments?

Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we’re doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We don’t know a lot about when companies hand over this data, but we do know that it’s becoming increasingly common.


Ask LH: Which Paperwork Do I Need To Keep?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to declutter our house and one thing that constantly makes a mess is bills, receipts and bank statements. I’ve gone paperless in most cases, but part of me still feels I need hard copies of certain things. Is there some kind of list I can go by for things I really should keep paper copies of (say for legal or tax reasons)? How long should I keep these things? Will scans of the original do in some cases?


Ask LH: Can I Use A GPS When I'm On My P-Plates?

Hey Lifehacker, What are the laws in Queensland about using a GPS device while on your P1 licence? I know mobile phones are a definite no-go, but I can’t find anything about GPS.