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Spouses (including de factos) and children (including step children) and a limited range of others, can bring these applications, but they must act quickly.
Dying without a will can complicate an already stressful situation for your family and be more time consuming and costly, it also means that you are not in control of who benefits from your estate.
We have frequently been consulted about how to deal with the keeping of pets in strata title properties in Queensland.
1 July 2019 saw the beginning of a new financial year – something which inevitably triggers the preparation and lodging of tax returns.
In November 2018 the multifactor test, which is used to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, returned to the spotlight following the Fair Work Commission’s decisi
Bullying in the workplace. What protections are there for employees under the Fair Work Act? Are employers liable where there is cyberbullying by other workers?
Flexible work arrangements. What are they? Who is entitled to request them? On what grounds can they be refused?
Deeds of Release for wage claims. What are they? Why use a deed of release to settle pay disputes? Are they effective?
You have signed a contract to purchase a property but have not settled yet. You may not even have your finance approved yet, but you are told you should take out insurance!
If you are acquiring a business or investing your hard earned capital in an asset, it is important that you give some thought to the legal entity that is to own the asset.
When the member of a superannuation fund dies, their entitlement to the assets of the fund is known as a death benefit.
Health Law is a discipline that includes any area of law affecting health. This is quite broad. While it’s commonly associated with personal services law like torts, criminal law, family law, cap
Do recent legislation changes signal the end of casual employee arrangements?
When an employer treats an employee in a negative or prejudicial way, so as to breach what are called the general protections under the Fair Work Act, this can give rise to an adverse action claim
Do you get involved in tendering for goods or services? If so, you should be aware that there are particular legal requirements which apply to tender processes.
For people buying residential property in Queensland, there are three main transfer duty concessions available. These are:
On 1 July 2018, changes to the Withholding Law under the Tax Administration Act came into effect. These amendments change the process under which GST is paid to the ATO on the sale of:
If you have not owned a home before and are thinking about buying or building a new home in Queensland, you may be interested to learn about the Queensland Government's first home owner grant.
Are you thinking about buying a property together with someone else?
Co-ownership of property is very common but it can also lead to complications.
What happens to contracts when one of the parties passes away before completion? Simply speaking, it depends on what the contract is for and what it says. Practically however, the implications ar