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2022 Australian Federal Budget a boost to immigration

After over two years of uncertainty and a curtailed immigration programme the Federal government announced the welcome mat is back out in last nights Australian Federal Budget. What was included…

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Mandatory Vaccination Policies

Since the implementation of Public Health Orders requiring mandatory vaccination to enter the premises of restricted businesses, activities or undertakings, employers and employees have questioned the validity, legality and ethics…

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Contract subject to Finance – what does it mean?

If a contract to purchase a residential or commercial property in Queensland is subject to finance, it means that the contract is subject to and conditional upon the buyer obtaining…

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Changes to shareholder meetings & electronic communication introduced

The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 (Bill) passed through both houses of the Commonwealth parliament on 10 February 2022. These permanent changes to shareholder meetings will take effect…

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What are the major legal issues that face a business?

One of the most common questions I am asked is what the main legal issues are facing businesses, particularly those in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) category? Well, there…

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Do I need to carry out due diligence when buying a business?

I am often asked by clients do I really need to undertake due diligence as I know the business very well or is due diligence is a waste of money?…

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Queensland Business Migration Program

The Queensland Business Migration Program is currently open and will remain so until the visa quota has been filled. Queensland is becoming one of the most popular destination for business owners and…

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Solicitor Certificate – Refinancing self-managed superannuation fund

Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) are a very common way for people now to save for their retirement. Many small business owners have their own SMSFs and the members of the…

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Australia has a skill shortage – it’s time to fix the system

I have practised in the area of immigration law for over 25 years. The debate about our immigration policy and how we deal with workers who want to come to Australia…

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How to obtain a Work Licence in Queensland if I need one?

A Driver’s Licence can be one of the most valuable privileges available to a person. It is often not until one’s ability to drive is threatened that the importance of a…

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Special hardship licence or special hardship order?

What if I exceed 2 demerit points on a good driving behaviour period or have exceeded the speed limit by more than 40 km/h (high speed suspension)? Can I obtain a…

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Athlete obligations under the World Anti-Doping Code?

The use of banned substances in order to enhance sporting performance (widely known as “doping”) has been an issue in professional sport for many, many years. Not inconsistent with the…

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