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EU Succession Regulation (EU 650/2012) – Relevance for Australian Estate Planning

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If you own property in a member state of the European Union or if you are a citizen of an EU member state, then you must consider the EU succession 650/2012 regulation when making your estate plan to ensure your assets are protected for future generations.

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Shareholders’​ Agreement – why do I need one?

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It’s always a question of priority when running a private business – every dollar is precious. If a dollar is to be re-invested, it needs to be well invested. We often hear business owners wondering...

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Bushfire Recovery and How We Can Help

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The principals and staff at Hunt & Hunt are deeply saddened by the bushfires that have caused massive destruction across parts of our country.  Our thoughts are with those who live and work in the...

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Modern Award annualised salary changes will go live from March 2020

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From 1 March 2020, new annualised salary clauses will be introduced into a number of modern awards.  These changes come about as part of the Fair Work Commission’s four-yearly review of the modern award regime....

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Clearing vegetation for bushfire protection

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As the Australian fire seasons become longer and more intense, everyone in the community must plan and prepare as best as possible. Property owners are reminded that the majority of structures are lost to ember...

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Greater Focus on Good Design

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In 2017, the NSW Government Architect released an integrated and overarching design policy that provides a set of principles and guidance to support productivity, liveability and sustainability through good design.

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Australian loses WTO dumping dispute – implications for a range of Australian dumping duties

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Indonesia was last week successful in its World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeal against dumping duties imposed by Australia on Indonesian A4 copy paper.  Australia was found to have imposed dumping duties that were inconsistent with...

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New Local Government Legislation introduced to Victorian Parliament set to Change CEO Policies

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The new Local Government Bill 2019 was introduced into Victorian parliament in mid-November, with the aim of modernising local government regulation. It closely reflects the reforms contained in the Local Government Bill 2018 which lapsed...

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Fine print at the footer of an email – When it forms parts of the contract

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It is common to now see wording at the footer of an email that claims all business is according to the sender’s terms and conditions of trade.  We are often asked whether this wording to...

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New Laws for Workplace Manslaughter in Victoria – Be Prepared

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An offence of “workplace manslaughter” is set to be introduced into the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (“OHS Act”) in Victoria. The proposed legislation was introduced on 29 October 2019 and is currently...

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Is going Bankrupt as Bad as it Sounds? The Consequences of Bankruptcy.

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The effects of bankruptcy can be far-reaching, perhaps in ways you hadn’t considered affecting more than just you personally. If you are subject to bankruptcy proceedings or are considering filing for bankruptcy voluntarily, you should...

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That Company owes me Money! A Guide to issuing a Statutory Demand.

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If a company owes you money and is refusing to pay, there are several things you can do to try and recover your money: one avenue is issuing a statutory demand.

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