Dividing Dogs in Disputed Divorces

With the silly season almost upon us, thousands of Australians will soon find themselves contemplating getting their children or partner (or themselves) a pet as a Christmas present. Conversely, many of us have already taken the p...

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When does your trust vest?

One question which often arises when a trust is coming to an end is how to best approach any potential tax implications which will occur when the trust is wound-up. In order to be in the best position when your trust comes to an e...

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Eye-watering fine issued to WA welding company and its manager for severe injuries to worker

A Perth-based sheet metal fabricator, PGQW Pty Ltd (PGQW), has received one of the highest fines ever handed down under Western Australia's occupational health and safety laws. In an important reminder for supervisors, the company...

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Permanent Changes Afoot to Allow Virtual Meetings and Electronic Execution of Documents

The Federal Government has signalled its intention to make permanent the temporary COVID-19 exemptions allowing virtual meetings and the electronic signing and sending of certain documents by companies. If passed in its current...

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Supreme Court challenge to mandatory vaccination orders

On 15 October 2021, the Supreme Court of NSW dismissed challenges to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for certain workers imposed under NSW public health orders. The two sets of proceedings in Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzar...

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Building Disputes – What to look out for and what you can do

Deciding and preparing to build a new home can be a frantic and stressful time for anyone, but especially difficult when you do not know what is actually stipulated within your building contract and what impacts it creates. Althou...

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