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How local sports clubs can become more financially independent and prosper in 2021

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It has been a grim year for sports organisations who were among the worst hit from the pandemic. Traditional revenue streams from player registrations were significantly reduced, sponsorship payments were cut, fundraisers were cancelled, and...

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Family Law: Custody Arrangements Over Christmas

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Preparing for the festive season can be a frantic and stressful time for everyone, but can be especially difficult for those with separated families. If you and your partner are separated, knowing the answers to...

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Employment Law: Notice For Holiday Period

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Annual leave over the Christmas and New Year’s period can be difficult to manage. As this period fast approaches, now becomes an important time for employers to plan ahead for the shutdown period to notify...

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Charles’ top 5 tips when negotiating with the ATO

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With over 15 years’ experience in acting for the ATO Charles Bavin knows the ins and outs. Charles’ top tips when negotiating with the ATO are: Get in early. The ATO is committed to the...

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Changes to the Electronic Transactions Regulations permit more electronic communications

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Flying under the radar, in late July 2020, the Electronic Transactions Regulations (Cth) 2020 repealed and replaced the Electronic Transactions Regulations (Cth) 2000 to extend the range of transactions to which the provisions of the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) (Electronic...

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Rollback of Responsible Lending Laws – Draft legislation released for public consultation

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Following on from the announcement by Government in late September 2020 of proposed changes to responsible lending laws, Federal Treasury has now released draft legislation for consultation. Given the fact that the proposed rollback of...

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eConveyancing – Changes to the Model Participation Rules

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During 2019, the Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) consulted on proposed changes to the rules governing electronic conveyancing in Australia – referred to as the Model Participation Rules (MPR) and the Model Operating...

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Case Note: Hsiao v Fazarri [2020] HCA 35

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Background The Husband (58 at time of trial) and the Wife (44) commenced an intimate relationship in 2012 while the Husband was still residing with his former spouse. The couple only lived together intermittently and...

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Hunt & Hunt supporting the 2020 Vinnies Bathurst Community Sleepout

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Hunt & Hunt was pleased to field a team of 6 lawyers from our Sydney office, who participated in this year’s Vinnies Community Sleepout in support of the Bathurst community and our longstanding client, St...

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Seller Beware – Increasing disclosure obligations and risk when selling real estate in Victoria

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Recent changes to the law affecting Victorian real estate transactions have increased the disclosure obligations on sellers and continued the slow march of growing consumer type protections for buyers of real estate. Traditionally, real estate...

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School ordered to withdraw stand down direction – Employees not to be stood down to alleviate financial strains of employers

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A recent decision on 29 September 2020 by Commissioner Bissett of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the expectation for employers to allocate work to employees rather than relying on stand down directions to manage...

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Case Note: Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd v. Havea (2020) VSCA 243

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In a decision delivered by the Court of Appeal on 18 September 2020 an appeal by the plaintiff based upon a miscarriage of justice caused by evidence being improperly admitted to the jury and against...

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