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Significant Investor Visa | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Significant Investor Visa On 24 November 2012, the Australia Government through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (‘DIAC’) introduced the Significant Investor visa as part of the Business Innovation and Investment stream of visas. For visa applicants to be eligible
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Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 Change in Unfair Dismissal timeframes and other relevant amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 set out below. 21 days now to lodge rather than 14. RE Fair Work Australia renamed Fair Work
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Consequences of Bankruptcy for Builders and Property Agents | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Consequences of Bankruptcy for Builders and Property Agents When a person petitions for bankruptcy via a debtor's petition or is petitioned for bankruptcy by a creditor by way of a creditor's petition, it is commonly understood that the bankrupt faces
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Why a Testamentary Trust Makes Sense | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Why a Testamentary Trust Makes Sense When discussing Wills & Estates, we frequently hear the cliches of "I can't take it with me" or "I won't have to worry about it when I'm gone". Yet irrationally people who spend their
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Family Provision Applications – Will Challenges | Anton A Richardson

Family Provision Applications – Will Challenges Introduction Part 4 of The Succession Act 1981Qld ("The Act") details the situations in which an application can be made for further and better provision from the estate of a deceased. Often claims are
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Personal Property Securities Leases And The Importance Of Registration | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Personal Property Securities Leases And The Importance Of Registration Summary: This article considers the effect of the Personal Property Securities ('PPS') reform on leasing and the transitional supply of goods. It demonstrates the fundamental importance of registration on the Personal
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Thinking SMART Thinking Ahead! | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Thinking SMART Thinking Ahead! What This Article is About: This article draws on the importance of estate and business planning. In particular, this article discusses a typical estate plan and the consequences of not having one. Further, particular attention is
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Is the Gold Coast in Recession? | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Is the Gold Coast in Recession? Statistics and Insolvency Solutions The Gold Coast is currently Australia’s leading tourism destination with approximately 10 million visitors every year and is the fastest growing large city with a five year population growth rate
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New Tax Laws – Changes To Director Penalty Regime | John Ramsden | Lawyer

New Tax Laws – Changes To Director Penalty Regime The recent passing of the Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No.2) Act has seen significant increases in director liabilities and obligations. Because of this it is essential that all Directors be
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Family Law – Big Money And/Or High Profile Cases | Anton A Richardson

Family Law – Big Money And/Or High Profile Cases In the past decade there have been a number of highly publicised Big Money and/or High Profile Family Law Cases. Often in cases where one party has made an extra ordinary
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