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Fatal Work Claims – Workers Compensation Death Benefits

A fatal workplace accident has a devastating impact on all concerned and, most distressingly, the deceased worker’s family. Those who tragically lost a family member through a workplace accident may be entitled to financial compensation. While no amount of money can...

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Making a Will if capacity is in question

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will - provided you have capacity. In general terms a person will have the necessary capacity...

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Compensation for a work injury damages claim

Workers compensation law is aimed at supporting workers who are injured, aggravate a pre-existing injury or condition, or become ill as a consequence of: performing their usual work duties on or off work premises; an incident arising out of their employment;...

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GST and Residential Property Transactions

The responsibility for remitting Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) generally falls on the party making the ‘supply’. In a property transaction, this has traditionally meant the vendor or developer (supplier), unless the contract...

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On a Visa and Employed? Know your rights?

Working in a foreign country can be a confusing obstacle course of unscrupulous bosses, unfamiliar law and no fall back plan. If you are paying tax and earning your living working for Australian employers, your boss might be relying on the idea that you don’t know...

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FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being on their “most wanted things to do” list in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists. Proactively planning for...

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E-conveyancing the way of the future

For the past 150 years when completing a property settlement it has been necessary for lawyers and banks to meet up to check and swap documents and bank cheques. The party that ended up with the documents then had to lodge them at the Land Registry and notify...

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Public liability claims in NSW

Many people do not realise that they may be entitled to compensation after sustaining injuries that are included in what is described as a ‘public liability’ claim. If you have sustained a personal injury in a public place like a shopping centre, restaurant or pub it...

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Sponsorship by Australian Citizens

The Migration Act 1958 (Cth) allows Australian citizens to bring eligible family members or partners to live in Australia through the family migration stream. Eligible applicants include spouses, a fiancé, de facto partners (including same-sex partners), children,...

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Temporary Skill Shortage Visas (482 visas)

The Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) Visa (TSS Visa) is a new stream of visa introduced as part of Australia’s reformed skilled migration scheme. The new stream is now fully operational and supersedes the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa program (457...

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