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Why do I have to pay the vendor’s GST in my off-plan purchase?

Changes to the GST legislation will come into effect on 1 July 2018 to close loopholes in the current legislation that have resulted in some property developers not fulfilling their GST obligations when selling new residential premises or subdividing potential residential land. Under the current laws, the vendors of new residential dwellings remit GST to […]

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What is a de facto relationship?

When does a fling become the real thing – the ins and outs of de facto relationships in Family Law. Family Law in Australia recognises de facto relationships, which usually affords both parties the same legal rights and responsibilities as marriage, under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). Common concerns for our clients are often […]

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Separation, Divorce and Marriage – why timing matters

Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult time for most separated parties, however part of the separation process is often focused on “moving on”. In Australia, parties must be separated for 12 months before applying to the Federal Circuit Court for a Divorce. A Divorce Application can be made individually or jointly […]

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