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July 2019

July 2019

Property Law Significant changes to the Duties Act 2008 to ease the family farm duty exemption The recent changes to the Duties Act 2008, introduced as part of the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill 2018 and taking effect from 1 July 2019, will cause significant changes to...

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June 2019

June 2019

Employment Law The George Calombaris affair- a timely warning to employers and employees alike The recent George Calombaris saga that has played out before the eyes of an eager media, has provided insight into the severity of underpayments within the hospitality...

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March 2019

March 2019

Commercial Law Why is the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 C'th (PPSA) so important to your business? What is the PPSA?The PPSA is one of the most significant commercial law reforms in recent times, which governs the validity, enforceability and priority of...

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February 2019

February 2019

Wills and Estate Planning Elder Abuse - Exploitation of Enduring Powers of Attorney With an ever increasing aging population, elder abuse is unfortunately becoming more common throughout the Australian community.  Thankfully however, people are becoming increasingly...

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January 2019

January 2019

Commercial Law New Year's Resolutions for your Business To help you maximise your business’ potential in the New Year, here are five tips which will hopefully help to make 2019 your best year yet: Tip # 1 – Get organised and reduce risk If this was not a priority at...

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December 2018

December 2018

Wills and Estate Planning The Dangers of a Home Made Will People often think that drafting a Will is a simple task, especially if they consider their affairs to be relatively straight forward. Those people often purchase and complete a ‘Will Kit’ from the local...

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November 2018

November 2018

Commercial Law Top Tips for Business Owners over the Holiday Season Tip # 1 – Office closure periods and leave entitlements Whilst offices often ‘shut shop’ over the festive season, business owners should be aware of how the closure period may affect their employees’...

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October 2018

October 2018

Wills and Estate Planning What assets form part of your Estate? It is often misunderstood about what assets form part of a person's estate upon death. Such misunderstanding often stems from confusion as to the nature of the asset structure, the distinction between...

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September 2018

September 2018

Employment Law When Can an Employee be Validly Terminated? In Australia, absent of any express provision included in an employment contract, an employee may be terminated only for the following lawful reasons: Lack of competency – the employee’s work is not up the...

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