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September 25, 2017
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  A danger period for many established wholly or substantially owner-operated businesses is the time when a principal of a business departs, whether because of retirement, new horizons, disagreements, illness or death. The value and even viability of a business can be reduced or eliminated if the business fails to make a successful transition to…

September 21, 2017
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  Discrimination under federal and state law refers to someone being treated less favourably than others or an employer taking adverse action towards an employee based on one or more of the following attributes;   Race Colour Sex Sexual orientation Age Physical or mental disability Marital status Family or carer responsibilities Pregnancy Religion Political opinion…

September 19, 2017
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Being involved in a car accident can be a sudden, stressful and frightening experience. No one plans on suddenly finding themselves injured, or injuring another, or suddenly having their vehicle significantly damaged. However, if you are well informed about what you should do, and (most importantly) if you remain calm, the situation can resolve itself…

September 14, 2017
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  The last step in the commercial conveyancing process is the settlement. This is the phase during which ownership of the property legally passes from the seller to the buyer. A well-advised buyer should thoroughly understand the process and be prepared to:   conduct a final inspection of the property; do a last review of…

September 11, 2017
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Your family discretionary trust may be liable for NSW ‘’surcharge land tax’’ in the current land tax year if it owns “residential land” in NSW and a "foreign person" is a potential beneficiary of the trust.   Many readers will be aware that the NSW State Government introduced “surcharge purchaser duty” in June 2016 and…

September 8, 2017
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  With an increase in technological advancements, many new tech gadgets are becoming available to the wider public. Some of them, such as drones, really take off (pun intended), however the popularity of these devices mean that new aviation laws need to put in place to protect the pilots and public.   In late 2016,…