Legal News - June 2011

Flexible visa regulations 'could address skill shortages'
Date: Jun 30, 2011

Flexible visa regulations could be one way to help address chronic skill shortages in Australia, some recruitment agencies have suggested.

'Misconceptions' about making a will
Date: Jun 28, 2011

There are a number of common misconceptions associated with making a will, including ideas that the process is lengthy and....

Estate planning is more than just making a plan
Date: Jun 27, 2011

A good estate plan is more than just making a will to distribute assets - it should also take into....

Wills and estates lawyers 'can help you overcome legal language'
Date: Jun 24, 2011

One of the biggest barriers many people face when they start thinking about making a will is the complications of....

More illegal worker crackdowns in NSW
Date: Jun 22, 2011

Crackdowns on illegal workers in New South Wales have underscored the importance of ensuring work permits and visas are arranged....

DIAC skilled migration selection model to take effect next year
Date: Jun 21, 2011

A new selection model announced earlier this year by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship is set to affect people....

De facto relationship breakdown - financial matters
Date: Jun 20, 2011

If you have recently experienced the breakdown of a de facto relationship, you may be wondering how finances may be....

Temporary skilled migrants 'not affected by new points changes'
Date: Jun 17, 2011

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has taken to the web to clear up any confusion about which migration....

New English language requirements for skilled migrants
Date: Jun 16, 2011

English language standards for skilled migrants coming to Australia are set to become even tougher thanks to the introduction of....

Khloe Kardashian praises prenups
Date: Jun 15, 2011

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has spoken out in support of her sister Kim, who is drafting a prenuptial agreement....

How do EMAs work?
Date: Jun 14, 2011

The new Enterprise Migrations Agreements (EMAs) are among 31 recommendations from the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce set to be....

Reality TV star, NBA player 'drafting prenup'
Date: Jun 10, 2011

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian - whose show Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs in Australia on Channel 7 -....

New migration blog launched by DIAC
Date: Jun 09, 2011

Employers who are interested in finding out more information about Australia's skilled migration policy may wish to investigate a new....

Employers may wish to consider financial education
Date: Jun 08, 2011

Workplaces may wish to provide basic financial education - including estate planning and making a will - as....

Cohabitation agreements 'clear up confusion'
Date: Jun 07, 2011

A cohabitation agreement can clear up any confusion about who is entitled to what in the event of a relationship....

Relationship breakdowns and children
Date: Jun 06, 2011

If your relationship breaks down and children are involved, you will need to work with your former partner to establish....

Australian employers may need help from migration lawyer
Date: Jun 03, 2011

With the number of migrant workers holding skilled migration visas growing by 12,000 in the last 12 months alone, it....

Who can make or change a will?
Date: Jun 02, 2011

There are a number of common misconceptions about who can make or change a will.

While many people may....

Illegal worker crackdown emphasises immigration law awareness
Date: Jun 01, 2011

A recent crackdown on illegal workers in regional New South Wales by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has....