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2021 Land Tax Threshold

Land tax is calculated on the total value of all your taxable land above the land tax threshold, not on each individual property. If the combined value of your land does not exceed the threshold, no land tax is payable. Your principal place of residence is exempt, and other exemptions and concessions may apply. Your …

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I’ve been in a car accident! What next? A Checklist

So, you’ve been in a car accident with another driver on the road? This checklist will be able to guide you through what to do next. Checklist Record the other driver’s: – License number; and – Registration plate details; and – Contact details. Report the accident to the Police as soon as possible and record: …

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Another Decision Affecting Your Casual Workforce

On 20 May 2020, the Federal Court of Australia made a decision that solidifies and upholds the key principles enunciated in the landmark case of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131. This case again highlights the importance for employers to monitor the work patterns of casual employees to ensure their work hours are …

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What is workplace bullying?

Bullying in the workplace is governed by provisions in the Fair Work Act, which defines the scope of what constitutes workplace bullying, and also explains the grounds upon which a claim can be made with respect to such bullying. Workplace bullying can have serious ramifications for both the perpetrator and the business as well as …

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Owner-Builders Beware!

Did you know that if you are an Owner-Builder, you will need to ensure you receive a Home Building Compensation cover (for each component of work that is $20,000 and over (including GST)) from your tradies? You will need to disclose this as a consumer warning work in your contract for sale in the event …

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Process of Selling your Property

1. Decision to Sell You decide to sell: You appoint a real estate agent; You sign an agency agreement. 2. Preparing the Contract for Sale of Land At this point, you should speak to Megan from our Property Department she will prepare the Contract for Sale of Land. Before the property can be advertised or …

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Police Search Warrants- May 2020

The High Court has recently dealt with two high profile cases relating to the validity of Search Warrants.  The Australian Federal Police used these Warrants to search either the home of a Journalist or the office of a media organisation (the ABC). In the most recent case concerning a Warrant, it was used to search …

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Have you been unfairly dismissed?

Unfairly dismissed. This is a term that can get thrown around quite easily, but what does it actually to mean to be ‘unfairly’ dismissed? Adams & Partners Lawyers have extensive experience representing workers who have been unfairly dismissed and can advise you whether you may have been unfairly dismissed from your job and what you …

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Is Your Business Compliant with Australian Workplace Laws?

Developing and maintaining a great workplace culture is underpinned by legal compliance. If workplace laws are not followed, employees will justifiably feel deceived, and be unmotivated to do the job. As an employer, it is essential your business remains up-to-date and compliant with constantly evolving employment laws and practices. The Fair Work Ombudsman has the …

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Adams & Partners Lawyers looking to hire a Conveyancing Secretary with experience

The Conveyancing Team at Adams & Partners Lawyers Penrith are looking to engage a Conveyancing Secretary that has at least 2 years experience. If this interests you, have a look at our ad on Seek.com: http://www.seek.com.au/job/31126446?pos=1&type=standard&engineConfig=&userqueryid=178789908108834468&tier=no_tier&whereid= 

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