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Covid-19 Update – New rules for signing your Will and Power of Attorney

23 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

The NSW Government have brought regulations to remove the requirement that a witness be physically present when witnessing the execution of certain documents.

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When good hedges go bad

22 April 2020 | Land & Environment Court |

What can we do when our neighbour’s hedge grows a little too high and starts to impact on our views or access to sunlight?

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Not objecting to proposed developments can narrow your options

22 April 2020 | Land & Environment Court |

Every so often we receive a letter in the post from the local council advising that a development is proposed next …

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COVID-19 ALERT #3

20 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

$130B JobKeeper Package: What’s it all about? The Government has committed to a $130B package under which businesses, self-employed and non-for-profits significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak will be able to access a $1,500 wage subsidy per fortnight per ‘eligible’ employee until 27 September 2020.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your estate planning

15 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) there has been an increase in the number of wills being drafted or amended, particularly from those …

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COVID-19 Pandemic – Variation of Awards

14 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

In a decision on 8 April 2020, the FWC varied most awards. Every employee will be entitled to take up to 2 weeks’ unpaid leave if required to self-isolate. An employee and their employer may agree to the employee taking twice as much annual leave on half pay (including leave loading).

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COVID-19 NEXUS ALERT #2

09 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

The Federal Government has introduced a new Code which outlines a set of Commercial Leasing Principles (to apply for the term of the JobSeeker programme) – which essentially requires good faith negotiations between certain tenants and landlords to address the disruption caused by COVID-19.  Each state and territory will make necessary changes to its legislation to provide greater clarify around the application of the Code.

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