Legal News - April 2012

Are you entitled to spousal maintenance?
Date: Apr 30, 2012

If you and your partner have recently separated and you fear that financial hardship could soon become a problem, then....

Tony Abbott pushes for relaxation of 457 visa rules
Date: Apr 27, 2012

A number of changes need to be made to 457 visa limits to attract more skilled migrants to Australia, Tony....

Is a language barrier preventing Asian migration?
Date: Apr 24, 2012

One of the main barriers preventing Australian businesses making connections with firms based in Asia is language, an expert has....

Mining and construction sectors benefit from foreign workers
Date: Apr 20, 2012

Mining and construction industries throughout Australia continue to benefit from migrant workers, latest figures from the Department of Immigration and....

Australia remains a favourite with migrant workers
Date: Apr 19, 2012

The global recession has not had an impact on people's desire to use the services of a migration....

Australian businesses suffer skills shortage
Date: Apr 18, 2012

Businesses throughout the country are finding it difficult to deal with skills shortages, which is having an impact on their....

KPMG: Agricultural sector may need Asian workers
Date: Apr 16, 2012

Migration lawyers may find themselves dealing with more applications from Asian workers over the coming years, as the....

Parenting orders must be in your child's best interests
Date: Apr 13, 2012

Couples who decide to separate will have all manner of things to take into account when seeking family....

Skilled migrants may find opportunities in Australia
Date: Apr 12, 2012

Australia has witnessed a changing trend in relation to skilled migrants heading to the country in search of jobs, which....

Common mistakes that could lead to estate disputes
Date: Apr 11, 2012

Seeking legal advice is important when writing a will, as this could help avoid estate disputes that may....

DIAC sheds light on visa labelling
Date: Apr 10, 2012

Visa labels are not required for those travelling to, entering or remaining in Australia, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship....

What grounds may I have to dispute a will?
Date: Apr 05, 2012

There are some cases where you may find it necessary to dispute a will, with the main two....

Rinehart calls for more skilled migrants in mining jobs
Date: Apr 04, 2012

Semi-skilled migrants need to be enticed to Australia to fill the jobs created by the mining boom, Gina Rinehart has suggested....