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Different Options for Granny Flat Arrangements

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Over time, elderly individuals may find that living alone in their family home is no longer suitable for them. They may wish to be closer to their adult children for comfort and support. There are many other reasons why elderly people chose to live with their children.

Recently, there has been much debate surrounding the proposed changes to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act (the Act). This section aims to prohibit the misuse of market power. The recommended amendments were proposed as a result of significant criticism that the section had been ineffective.

ATO crack down on unpaid super

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It seems that the Tax Commissioner has lived up to his promise to ramp up debt enforcement efforts as a dramatic increase in enforcement activity has certainly been evident.

How does a Bankruptcy come to an end?

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When does an individual become discharged from bankruptcy? If you have voluntarily become bankrupt by presenting your own petition, you will be discharged three years and one day after you filed the petition and your statement of affairs with the Australian Financial Security Authority (‘AFSA’).

Tips for running an effective overseas board meeting

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Some of the ways in which you can improve the running of an overseas board meeting include:

What is a Local Environment Plan?

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A Local Environment Plan (LEP) is a legal document that is prepared by a council and approved by the State Government to regulate land use and development. LEPs provide a guide for planning decisions made by local governments.

Do Illegal Acts Automatically Render A Contract Unenforceable?

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An illegal act by a party to a contract will not necessarily make the contract unenforceable. The fact a party has failed to fulfil a legislative requirement will not automatically render the contract invalid. The court will usually consider the scope and purpose of a legislative provision when determining whether a breach of that provision… Read more »

Building Defects – Who’s responsible?

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At times it can be tricky to determine who responsible when it comes to building and product defects. This is one of the many reasons why building defects is one of the major sources of disputes for builders and contractors. Sometimes a solution requires lengthy and costly litigation.

Exit provisions for Shareholders Agreement

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One of the most important aspects of a shareholder agreement is how your ownership in the business is valued upon exiting. This is because the value of your interest in a business can form a substantial part of your personal wealth.

What are the benefits of insurance cover through super?

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Insurance cover is important in any person’s life as it can help support dependents in the event of a death or even provide income when an individual is temporarily or permanently unable to work. Some of the benefits of obtaining insurance cover through super will be outlined below.