• 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 related r...

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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 Mandat...

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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 (“SGC...

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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 Enduring P...

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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 able ...

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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 residents; an...

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