Are you thinking about making a claim against the estate of a person who has died?

Each year many people make claims against the estate of a loved one. There can be many reasons why this can happen. Not everyone can make a claim against a deceased person's estate. The law states that only some people can make...

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Over-the-counter CBD oil is (almost) here. What do drivers need to know?

As of 1 February 2021, low-dose cannabidiol (CBD oil) can be sold over the counter at pharmacies without a prescription. This follows a recent decision made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to down-grade low-dose CBD ...

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Fair Work Reforms Bring Certainty to Casual Employment

Recent reforms to the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) offer greater certainty about the rights and obligations that govern casual employment. On 26 March 2021, the FW Act was amended to introduce: A new definition of casual em...

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Directors’ liability for insolvent trading post COVID-19 – where do I stand?

Temporary measures which relieved company directors from personal liability for insolvent trading, enacted by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ceased on 31 December 2020.  Accordingly, from 1 January 2...

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Debt Management and Credit Repair Companies will soon be required to hold an Australian Credit Licence

The Government announced in September last year its intention to require providers of debt management companies to hold an Australian Credit Licence in order to carry on their businesses. Treasury has just finished consulting o...

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Updates to director resignation provisions under the Corporations Act

Section 203A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (a replaceable rule) provides that a director may resign by giving written notice of the resignation to the company at its registered office. For companies with a Constitution, most ...

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