Australia Welcoming Temporary Visa Holders’ Home

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Australia Welcoming Temporary Visa Holders’ Home

After 20 months of Australia’s international border being closed to Australian temporary visa holders, the Federal Government has announced that borders are soon to be open to eligible travellers...

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Have You Actually Reached an Agreement?

At the beginning of any business, relationship parties will have discussions about what it is they are looking to achieve together – be it a sale, a joint venture or a lease.  While such...

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Setting Aside Default Judgments in Queensland (QLD)

What is a Default Judgment? A default judgment is an order of the Court which is granted when the Defendant has failed to file a Notice of Intention to Defend and Defence (Defence) within 28 days of...

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NSW Property Tax Update: Replacing Stamp Duty With Annual Tax

Since the NSW government’s proposed changes to NSW property taxes, namely the replacement of stamp duty with an annual property tax, significant discussions have emerged. In an effort to make the...

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The Voller Decision: high Court Confirms Third Liability of Media Publisher For Defamation

The eagerly awaited decision in the case of Voller was handed down by the High Court of Australia on 8 September 2021 following a hearing on 18 May 2021. The decision has far-reaching consequences...

Director Identification Numbers Being Introduced

Following the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2020 (Cth) (Act) being passed by the Federal Parliament on 12 June 2020 all directors of Australian companies...

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Impacts of Covid-19 on the Construction Industry

Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon. That’s a fact we can all agree to. The impact of the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the construction industry. As business owners, you must ensure that...

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Insolvency Statistics Update – No Insolvency Tsunami (Yet…)

We have seen several quarters of progressively negative economic news and dire predictions of a coming recession caused by lockdowns and the COVID-19 pandemic. To date however the insolvency...

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Childcare Investments in Australia brave the COVID-19 global pandemic

The childcare sector plays a critical role in Australia’s economic and social spheres, and has undoubtedly solidified its reputation as a stable industry throughout the duration of the COVID-19...

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QBCC Abolishment Of Head Contractor Exemption Pushed Out to July 2022

Reforms commencing 24 July 2022 to the Queensland Building and Construction Act 1991 (Qld) (QBCC Act) will impact entities, including developers, head contractors and foreign entities, entering into...