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Newsletter February 2018

For February we share the amendments to the Commonwealth Privacy Act, review your obligations with regards to supply of alcohol to minors, consider the risks of failing to comply with financial orders in Family Law & GST payment obligations when purchasing a new residential property.

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Recent Amendments to the Commonwealth Privacy Act

On 22 February 2018 the law changed by reason of The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017.  This legislation details what needs to happen if and when a company suffers a loss of personal data to an outside attacker.  Businesses can no longer ignore the problem, in fact, positive...

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Newsletter January 2018

Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter for 2018.  We want to share with you some important changes to the Retirement Villages Act, update you on a recent child abduction decision and provide further insights into will making.

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Newsletter December 2017

Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.  We want to share with you some important changes to liquor licensing; foreign owner surcharge on property purchases and developments in family law.

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Good News for Transgender Youth

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia recently delivered a history making judgement with respect to authorisation of hormone treatment for children with Gender Dysphoria.

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Newsletter October 2017

Cyber crime is increasing and we consider methods to protect your information, along with the potential impacts of inheritances after separation and take a look how the Bankruptcy Court can go behind a judgment.

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Newsletter September 2017

Spring has sprung and we provide updates on changes in the conveyancing sector, family law High Court Case decision pending and some clarity around the signing of a will.

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Re-open a parenting matter...

When can you re-open a parenting matter where Final Orders have been made previously? 

Under s 64B(1)(b) of the Family Law Act, the Court has the power to vary, discharge, suspend or revive all or part of a Parenting Order.

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Newsletter August 2017

Our August newsletter considers some of the legal issues for tiny houses and residential properties, along with preferential rights in commercial leasing and the changes to ATO clearance certificates.

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Registered Relationships in South Australia

From 1 August 2017, it is now possible for a couple to register their relationship with Birth Deaths and Marriages in South Australia. Any relationship can be registered, irrespective of whether same-sex or opposite sex, and irrespective of either parties’ sex or gender identity, as long as:

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Newsletter July 2017

For the start of the 2017-18 financial year we bring updates from Commercial, Family and Litigation.  You may notice a name change for us, a change of name yes, but the same excellent service and commitment to our valuable clients.

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Newsletter June 2017

In our June newsletter our Family Law Team of Ben Farmer, Victoria Treloar and Shelley O'Connell provide you with details of some latest cases, binding child support agreements, de facto relationships, divorce tourism and international relocation.

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