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The Benefits of Incorporating a Testamentary Trust in Your Will

May 17 2019 A trust is a relationship that arises at law under which an entity (trustee) holds property for the benefit of another (beneficiary). A common example…

Offloading Tax Liabilities Between Spouses

July 5 2019 With property division between separated spouses, it has always been the position that the tax liability of one spouse is taken into consideration as…

“As Told by Hassold”: A Tale of Many Wills

November 7 2018 We were instrumental in getting this tale over the line earlier this year and now we take the time to reflect on the work required to ensure the…

Director Identification Number Bill

July 5 2019 The latest advance by the Commonwealth Government in its war against phoenixing (see our articles in our 2018 Spring and Autumn Reports) is the…

Trust Splitting

November 7 2018 Tax lawyers have a propensity for applying slickly phrased euphemisms for sets of procedures known commonly among them…

Director Identification Number Bill

July 5 2019 The latest advance by the Commonwealth Government in its war against phoenixing (see our articles in our 2018 Spring and Autumn Reports) is the…

Succession Planning

July 5 2019 You may be surprised to hear that in a recent Family Business Australia survey less than 30 per cent of family businesses indicated that they have…

Fair Work Rejects ‘Living Wage’ Argument of the ACTU in Minimum Wage Review Decision

July 5 2019 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) in handing down its minimum wage review decision has rejected the ACTU’s push for a ‘living wage’ as part of its…

Provision of Suitable Employment Under Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA)

July 5 2019 Decisions regarding the application of Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (the Act) are slowly trickling out of the South Australian…

Registration of Everything (Commonwealth) Bill

July 5 2019 Two events have or will affect the Registration Requirements for business names and a host of other matters requiring registration. These are:…