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Family Law View all

Recent Court Decision

'An Affair to Remember' As reported in previous newsletters, there were significant changes made to the Family Law Act on March 1,... Read More

Property View all

Significant Changes to Land Tax effective in 2024

The Victorian State Government has recently brought into effect changes to Land Tax that may apply to you as a property owner in Victoria.... Read More

Changes to stamp duty legislation

Recent changes to the Duties Act 2000 mean that stamp duty is now payable on transfers of all Alpine properties where the entitlement to occupy... Read More

Employment/Industrial Relations View all

Workplace Relations Forum 2023

We will provide further details, agenda, and invitations closer to each event.  Registration for Workshops and Forums will open once... Read More

Increases in High Income and Redundancy Tax-free Thresholds

As from 1 July 2013, the high income threshold relating to unfair dismissal claims and the coverage of Modern Awards, will be increased from... Read More

Exploring Redeployment options following Redundancy

In the recent case of Mary Stephanou v Taffcorp Pty Ltd T/A Athlete’s Foot [2013] FWC 1993, the Fair Work Commission considered the issue... Read More

Facebook blurs the line between Work and Personal Life

In an increasingly tech savvy society, it is important for both employers and employees to be aware of the danger of using social media, and just... Read More

Drug Testing in the Workplace

In the recent case of Briggs v AWH Pty Ltd [2013] FWC 2017 , the Fair Work Commission considered the issue of drug testing in workplace. ... Read More

Increase in Minimum Wages

The Minimum Wage Panel established under the Fair Work Act 2009 , headed by the President of Fair Work Australia and comprising of six other... Read More

Commercial View all

New Disclosure Statements for Retail Tenants

  Following the introduction of new retail leasing regulations on 22 April 2013, there are now four separate disclosure statements for the... Read More

Equal Rights for Same Sex Couples

In what is believed to be the first same sex Testator’s Family Maintenance application in Australia determined by the Supreme Court of... Read More

Repair or Beware

In the recent VCAT decision Hann-Woodlock v ADMR Pty Ltd (2011) the tribunal held that a landlord who failed to repair a leaking roof had... Read More

Western Export Services Inc. and Ors v Jireh International Pty Ltd

The High Court brings an end to recent uncertainty surrounding the construction of contracts - Lessons from Western Export Services Inc. and Ors... Read More

General View all

Office Closure

Our office will be closed from 5p.m. 22 December, 2023 reopening on Monday 8 January, 2024. We wish you and your family a happy festive season. Read More