Australia’s new ‘parent visa’ and how migrants see it

New visa subclass 870 allows parents of Australian permanent residents or citizens to live in Australia for a continuous period of 3 or 5 years. After this 5 year period, there will be a single…

What protections do property purchasers have?

London’s Grenfell Tower went up like a torch in June 2017. Seventy-six people were trapped and died and hundreds were displaced for months. All told, one hundred and fifty-one homes were destroyed.……

The Rise of Medium Density Housing

Medium density housing has always been reserved for lot sizes and neighbourhoods that have previously been zoned as such. As a result of the old regulations, certain homeowners with lot sizes or…

PEXA mandates to be compulsory

Property Exchange Australia Effective as at 1 July 2019, all standard conveyancing transactions in NSW must be effected electronically. The move away from paper has been under way for several…

How to Properly Handle Employee Absence

Employers have the right to depend upon their employees to perform their jobs to the required skill level with regularity, expertise, and professionalism. An employee is tasked with being present…

Changing Your Will to Reflect Your Marital Status

While getting married has a clear and definite effect on your current Will, being separated or divorced can be a very different story. When a person with a Will marries in New South Wales Australia,…

What happens if your relationship breaks down and you’re on a partner visa?

If you are in Australia under one of several kinds of partner visa, whether you can stay if your relationship breaks down will depend on the status of that visa and potentially some other life…

Property transfers to be made electronic as of next month

As of the 1st of July, the majority of property transfers in NSW must be done electronically. The new rules have been applied to certain transactions requiring registration NSW Land Registry…

FAQ’s about serving a statement of claim in NSW

When you find yourself in the position of needing the courts to assist you in settling a dispute, one way to proceed is to file a Statement of Claim. A statement of claim is a filing with the court…

Can I bring my employees to Australia with me?

The answer, as with many legal questions, is a resounding “Maybe.”  It might be helpful to begin with the assumption that Australian immigration laws are generally designed to benefit…

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