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Making or Updating your Will?

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The most important decision when making or updating your will is who you grant your estate to. An option which is often overlooked is a charitable organisation. After you have provided for your family within your will, the gifts you make to your favourite charity may be as much or as little as you want.… Read more »

Workplace Bullying

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Workplace bullying is repeated and unreasonable behavior directed towards a worker or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety. Such behaviour is highly destructive and can cause emotional distress that is potentially detrimental to achieving success. The nature of some industries can create a competitive work environment where staff feel… Read more »

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. Break down of Local Environment Plan LEPs contain zoning provisions that specify the allowable uses and standards… Read more »

Building Defects – Who’s responsible?

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At times it can be tricky to determine who is 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. Taking Responsibility In some cases defaults… Read more »

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.

When is a reseal of Probate required?

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Generally, a reseal of Probate will be required when a deceased owns an asset in another State. This is because Probate only has application within the State or Territory in which it was obtained. The reseal of Probate acts as a confirmation by the Court in which the asset is located that the executor is… Read more »

Why you should have a third party executor

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Are you thinking about who to appoint as an executor under your will? It is common for many to appoint a family member as their executor under their will. However, another option which is often overlooked is to appoint a third party as an executor.

Driving Licence Demerit Points System

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How does the demerit system work? You accumulate demerit points for certain driving offences you commit. This means that when you first receive your licence you will have zero demerit points.

Fair Entitlements Guarantee

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The Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012 (‘FEG’) replaced the General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme (‘GEERS’) when it commenced on 5 December 2012. FEG provides financial assistance to cover certain unpaid employment entitlements to eligible employee who have lost their job as a result of the liquidation or bankruptcy of their employer.