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ACNC’s Firm Hand – Cracking Down on Charity Compliance in 2024-2025

In the realm of charity governance and regulation, staying compliant with the law is paramount. With the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) taking a firm stance on ensuring transparency,…

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Ensuring Compliance – Why the QBCC is upping the ante

In the world of construction and building, compliance is paramount. It ensures safety, quality, and fair practices within the industry. However, ensuring compliance isn't always straightforward, and failure to do…

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Anxiety & Depression valid reasons for Flexible Work Arrangements

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has the power to arbitrate over flexible work arrangements (FWA) if employers and employees cannot agree. In the decision of Quirke v BSR Australia Ltd…

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Increase in FIRB approval fees

On Sunday 10 December 2023, the Treasurer announced changes to foreign investment fees in order to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment framework and to further encourage foreign nationals to buy new…

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Co-existence agreement in trade mark law. What is in a name? Ask the Tassie Devils

The buzz around the announcement of the 19th team in the AFL has certainly been met with a lot of excitement. Tasmania and I think all of Australia who have…

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Are bucket companies a good strategy for a family business?

We are often asked by our business clients and in particular those family businesses that are generating significant income whether their tax planning strategy should consider a bucket company. What…

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Do I need FIRB approval to purchase in a retirement village?

It is important to note the following with respect to purchasing in a retirement village in Australia: Buying into a retirement village can be more complicated than buying or selling…

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Real Estate Sales Commission – Introduction not always enough

Following COVID-19, the housing market in Queensland has boomed and homes are selling perhaps faster than ever. If you are a real estate agent, you may be competing for the…

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Not-for-profit, Charity and Foundation – What are the differences?

There is often of confusion as to what is the difference between a not-for-profit (NFP), a charity and a foundation. The starting point is that they are all entities which…

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Exploring the diverse venues in Queensland’s Gaming, Hospitality, and Licensed venue sector

Queensland is renowned for its vibrant entertainment scene, encompassing a wide array of venues catering to gaming, hospitality, and licensed establishments. From bustling casinos to cosy pubs and everything in…

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Do we merge or acquire to grow our business?

One of the most exciting aspects of owning and operating any business is the growth phase. Clients often discuss with us their growth strategy and whether they should merge with…

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Start ups in Australia – Things to consider

Australia has been a keepsake for entrepreneurs seeking to transform innovative ideas into successful businesses. A very good example of a successful start up is Canva. This company has an…

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