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What is buying a property off the plan?

Buying a property off the plan means that it is yet to be subdivided by the developer into the lot which is being bought. The land may still need some…

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Conduct due diligence when buying a commercial property

Over the years many clients have questioned why I insist on them carrying out due diligence when buying commercial property either for an investment or to occupy themselves to run…

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Australian domain name rule changes

After 12 April 2021, new rules will come into effect for .au and org.au domain names and every business owner and not-for-profit organisation should be aware of them. The CEO…

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The Sunshine Coast is booming

As someone who has lived on the Sunshine Coast for over thirty years and owned and operated my own business here for more than twenty five years, I have always…

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Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval for in business and private investments in Australia

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is an Australian government department that assesses applications from foreign persons who would like to invest or buy into a business in Australia. It…

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Buying or starting a business – do your due diligence

Being a business owner can bring immense joy, freedom, and satisfaction, but it can also have its problems if you buy the wrong business. Many of our clients love the…

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Business as usual – Insolvency

On 1 January 2021 the Australian Government’s moratorium on insolvency to provide temporary relief for debtors ceased. The moratorium allowed companies and small businesses to survive the economic impact of…

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TM Headstart – Test the water with your trade mark application

IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property including trade marks. In recent times IP Australia has been experiencing delays in the general examination of trade marks.…

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Businesses making false or misleading claims – avoid misleading and deceptive conduct

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and ensure compliance with competition, fair trading and…

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Foreign investment review board (FIRB) approval for land investments in Australia

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is an Australian government department that assesses applications from foreign persons who would like to invest or buy a home in Australia. It is…

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Proposed changes to the franchising code

It is clear from the governments release of the exposure draft of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Regulations 2020 in response to the Parliamentary Join…

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Online Bullying – Safety for all

In a world first effort to crack down on cyberbullying (online bullying), the Federal government has announced its plans to introduce a new Online Safety Bill (the Bill) to protect…

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