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Ian Sinclair Hunt

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Some sad news; last night Ian Hunt passed away. He was 94 and our oldest employee. Ian joined Hunt & Hunt on his return from serving overseas in the Royal Australian Airforce during the Second...

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Deceased Estates: Can I sell two years later and not pay Capital Gains Tax?

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If you are the executor or beneficiary of an estate and you are struggling to sell the deceased’s main residence for reasons out of your control, then the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) Practical Compliance Guideline...

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See us at PAX Aus

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From 11-13 October 2019, the Penny Arcade Expo Australia (PAX Aus) will take place in Melbourne. Our team will take part by hosting a panel on Startups and Indie-Developers in the Gaming industry entitled, ‘Game...

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Privacy Update: Where Oh Where is my Driver’s Licence?

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You may have read recently about some of the real concerns regarding Identity theft. The ABC has published an interesting article discussing the dangers of fraudsters acquiring your Driver’s licence and the difficulty of repairing...

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Casual Loading & ‘Double-Dipping’ Win for Employers

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The Senate voted in Federal Parliament on Monday night (16 September) to defeat an ALP motion to disallow the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (“Regulations”). The regulations are designed to assist employers...

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Flicking the Switch: Electric Vehicles offer new Opportunities

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Recently there has been a lot of discussion in the media regarding Australia’s use of Electric Vehicles (EVs), particularly in the lead up to the last election. Some have even suggested that the development of...

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Jim Harrowell accompanies Governor of NSW on Mission to China

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Hunt & Hunt Managing Partner Jim Harrowell AM accompanied Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, as part of the delegation on a Vice Regal Mission to the People's Republic of China.

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Daniel Murray Selected as an Australia China Business Council NSW Young Professional Ambassador

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Hunt & Hunt Senior Associate Daniel Murray has been selected as an Australia China Business Council NSW Young Professional Ambassador for 2019-20. The Young Professional Ambassadors program is a year-long program designed to help young...

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Industry changing developments in the Banking & Finance Sector – July/August 2019

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Since the beginning of the new financial year, there have been many industry changing developments in the banking sector. Implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission in to Banking Industry are well underway, and...

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Implementing the Recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission – Legislative Agenda

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On Monday 19 August 2019, the Federal Treasurer, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP , released the “Implementation Road map” detailing the timetable for implementing the reforms recommended in the Financial Services Royal Commission’s Final Report....

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Responsible Lending guidance in turmoil following decision by the Federal Court in the Westpac case

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Contents: 1. The Case 2. The First Case on Responsible Lending 3. Westpac Saves $35million 4. Issues on which the case was decided 4.1 Taking Declared Living Expenses into Account in the Credit Assessment Process...

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Starting Out on the Right Foot

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Strategies for start-ups to enhance value and reduce risk So you’ve decided to start up a new business. You’ve: decided upon the vision, values and goals; assessed the competition and resources challenges; identified your target...

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