Losing capacity – don’t leave it too late

Losing capacity – don’t leave it too late

You never know if or when you might lose capacity, that is, lose the ability to manage your affairs. For example, you could be in a serious accident, you could suffer a stroke, or you could develop dementia. You might lose capacity temporarily or permanently.

Employers beware: the Fair Work Act is getting even tougher

Employers beware: the Fair Work Act is getting even tougher

All businesses and employers need to be aware of the recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act). The amendments were part of a number of changes made by Parliament in the wake of recent underpayment scandals, particularly those involving prominent franchise operations.

Penalty rate amendments to stay: union bid fails

Penalty rate amendments to stay: union bid fails

The Federal Court has rejected United Voice’s and SDA’s bid to have the decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to cut penalty rates in certain modern awards judicially reviewed.

Who gets your super when you die?

Who gets your super when you die?

For many people, their super is one of their most significant assets. But many people do not understand what happens to their super benefits (called death benefits) when they die.

Dealing with a deceased estate – what’s probate?

Dealing with a deceased estate – what’s probate?

Dealing with a deceased estate is a very difficult time. The grief felt from losing a loved one is often unbearable and just when you think things can’t get much worse, there’s all the legal stuff to deal with!

ACCC ALLEGES ULTRA TUNE WRONG TURN

ACCC ALLEGES ULTRA TUNE WRONG TURN

The competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has initiated proceedings against Australia’s second largest car repair organisation in the country, Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune). The ACCC alleges that Ultra Tune has failed to comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) and the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)

Let’s make a deal - the new AFL CBA

Let’s make a deal - the new AFL CBA

The demands of playing professional sport, particularly in the AFL, have never been higher. The rigours athletes put their body through on the field are compounded with the intense scrutiny they receive off it from media and fans alike.

Rebels for the cause

Rebels for the cause

Whilst still trying to claim a foothold in a highly-populated sports market, the Melbourne Rebels have gradually set about establishing a lasting foundation for rugby union in Victoria since its establishment in 2010.  

CHANGE TO PPS LEASE DEFINITION MAY SAVE TIME AND MONEY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

CHANGE TO PPS LEASE DEFINITION MAY SAVE TIME AND MONEY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

On 19 May 2017, legislation amending the meaning of PPS Lease under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Act) received royal assent and is now law. The new law, means that indefinite leases and leases of less than two years, are no longer required to be registered on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

The PPSR