• no image Update for Hong Kong Passport Holders

    In an earlier article, we provided an overview of extended visa pathways for Hong Kong passport holders based on the Federal Government’s announcement on 9 July 2020 but noted that legislation had not yet been promulgated. The Migration Amendment (Ho...

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  • no image Extended Visa Pathways for Hong Kong Passport Holders

    Recently, the Australian Government released a statement in response to the developing political situation in Hong Kong outlining what appears to be concessional visa pathways for Hong Kong passport holders. Whilst the new Government policy is respondi...

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  • no image Can You be Trapped in Australia? Travel Ban Exemptions for Australian Citizens and Residents Wishing to Leave

    In a previous article, I wrote about how the travel ban in place during the COVID-19 pandemic affects travellers wishing to enter Australia.  However, there is also a corresponding ban in place for Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents w...

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  • no image Recovering Permanent Residency After a Long Absence from Australia

    In my practice as a migration lawyer, I often come across two myths. The first myth is that permanent residency is, well, permanent. In fact, this is only partially true. A person who is granted a permanent visa is in fact granted two distinct but rela...

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  • no image COVID-19 Measures for Commercial Tenancies

    As many small businesses continue to grapple with cash flow issues in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one area where relief may be sought is in relation to lease expenses. On 7 April 2020, the Federal Government introduced the “National Cabinet M...

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  • no image SGC Amnesty – the clock starts…

    As all employers (should) know, failing to contribute the minimum 9.5% of an employee’s “ordinary time earnings” (“OTE”) to super by the 28th day of the second month after the end of each quarter results in the Superannuation Guarantee Charge (...

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  • no image The Challenges of Estate Planning in the COVID-19 Landscape

    Given the current challenges and uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced an increase demand for our services in relation to estate planning, particularly in preparing or updating Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Endur...

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  • no image Superannuation and COVID-19

    The Federal Government has announced a range of measures to help Australians in these strange and difficult times, including a relaxation of the preservation rules to allow super fund members to access their super in times of need. Members are already ...

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  • no image What the New Australian Travel Ban Means for You

    On Friday 20 March 2020 at 6 pm (Western Australian Standard time), new travel bans to Australia came into effect to prevent overseas travelers from entering Australia. The ban does not affect: Australian citizens; Australian permanent resident...

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  • no image Our COVID-19 Response

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Munro Doig has implemented precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its staff and clients. As the information currently available to the public about COVID-19 is changing constantly, Munro Doig will ensure th...

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