IR Global Australasian Regional Meeting Held in Sydney

Daniel Baldovin, of Chapman Eastway Chartered Accountants offered their central Sydney premises for the meeting of 15 attendees, including 2 IR Global members from New Zealand.  Chapman Eastway Partner, Sean Cortis, welcomed the group, and gave a brief profile of their firm. The group represented a broad range of services including; legal, accounting and IP, …

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the Minimising Corporate Liability: Advice from Outside Counsel publication we have created in conjunction with the ACC

Top three things to consider in Australia with regard to director liabilities / reporting to the board? 01. In Australia, there are separate jurisdictions for each state and territory, as well as the commonwealth jurisdictions which govern the whole of Australia. It is important for individuals or companies to understand that law and regulations may …

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DIGITAL CURRENCY EXCHANGE PROVIDERS –YOU WILL NEED TO BE REGISTERED FROM APRIL 2018!

IMPORTANT COMPLIANCE WARNING: Australia is introducing new amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2017 to regulate digital currency providers in Australia and the new laws are expected to be in effect from 1 April 2018. These amendments would introduce the Australian Government’s new measures to regulate digital currency exchange providers in Australia.  These …

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Australia recognises same-sex divorce; as well as same-sex marriage

“Same-sex marriage in Australia, also now recognises same-sex divorce.  If you previously married in another jurisdiction you can now have recognition of, or file for divorce in Australia.  With an extensive global network, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, Sydney,  can assist with both your family law concerns, and any cross-border property settlement if required.  We are …

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What to do if you need Parenting Orders in place as a matter of urgency

When parents are unable to reach agreement on parenting responsibilities, they can be left in a situation where there is no certainty about the children’s future living arrangements. This situation is then often made worse when special occasions are not far away, such as Christmas, school holidays or the children’s birthdays. Unless there is some …

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IS THE GOVERNMENT REDRESS SCHEME JUST AN INSULT

There has been increased publicity regarding the proposed Government Redress Scheme to compensate victims of institutional child sexual abuse under a capped formula.  Some welcome the news as a public acknowledgement of this insidious issue; others more cynically might look at it as a furtive measure to contain the spiralling cost from the growing avalanche …

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THE ROLE OF THE INDEPENDENT CHILDREN’S LAWYER IN FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS

The role of the Independent Children’s Lawyer (‘ICL’) in Family Law proceedings is multi-faceted. The different aspects of the ICL role can be relevant to differing extents depending upon, among other matters, the issues in the case and the age of the subject children. The different dimensions to the ICL role include: Facilitating the participation …

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2017/18 Federal Budget implications on housing affordability

The 2017/18 Federal Budget introduced additional financial and compliance requirements to foreign investors acquiring a real property in Australia. Now there is a limit on foreign ownership in new developments, having annual charge imposed on foreign owners who acquire residential property and leave it vacant for certain amount of time and the foreign investor tax …

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