Legal News - November 2011

DIAC officers visit Karratha
Date: Nov 30, 2011

A number of developing resource projects in Western Australia have been drawing increased numbers of skilled workers from all around....

Factors behind the 'HSC divorce' phenomenon
Date: Nov 29, 2011

A growing family phenomenon has been noted by a number of relationship experts that relates to the timing of separations....

How your will can reflect the changing pace of society
Date: Nov 28, 2011

A recent speech by a well-known publisher on the place of arts in society has highlighted how changing public values....

Why you should take time to discuss estate planning this holiday season
Date: Nov 25, 2011

This holiday season, many people will be gathering together with family and friends to celebrate the close of another year.

While....

Queensland hospitality industry to benefit from Commonwealth Games
Date: Nov 24, 2011

The sunshine state has won the bid for a major sporting event in 2018 - giving the region's hospitality industry....

Celebrity estate planning lessons - what you can learn from famous cases
Date: Nov 23, 2011

Ensuring that your assets will be treated the way you want them to after you are gone can be a....

Estate planning and coverage - what can I include in my will?
Date: Nov 22, 2011

In Australia there are a large proportion of people who do not have a legal will in place, perhaps indicating....

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher reported to divorce
Date: Nov 18, 2011

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are reported to have parted ways after six years of marriage.

The divorce follows months of....

Margaret Olley's executors bestow generous bequest on NSW art gallery
Date: Nov 17, 2011

One of Australia's best known still life painters left a million dollar bequest to a regional gallery as part of....

SMSFs present new divorce challenges
Date: Nov 16, 2011

The increasing popularity of self-managed super funds (SMSF) amongst families and couples has the potential to cause problems in the....

Who will look after your pets?
Date: Nov 14, 2011

For many, the processes of estate planning involves thinking about their family and loved ones - trying to....

Rockhampton to receive official DIAC visitors
Date: Nov 11, 2011

Residents and business owners on the north coast of Queensland will be given the chance to engage with officers from....

IVF usage on the rise
Date: Nov 10, 2011

The number of couples making use of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to start or expand a family has been the subject....

David Bach lists five 'crucial' questions to ask before marriage
Date: Nov 09, 2011

An early, open discussion about fiscal histories and money matters may be the key to keeping a union on the....

ATO ruling could affect SMSF succession and estate planning
Date: Nov 08, 2011

A draft ruling by the ATO about reversionary aspects of self managed super funds (SMSF) could have an impact on....

Infrastructure developments may make use of Enterprise Migration Agreements
Date: Nov 07, 2011

Australia's infrastructure may soon be set to receive a massive overhaul as plans are rolled out for upgrades across the....

Visa holder could receive time extensions
Date: Nov 04, 2011

Businesses sponsoring skilled migrants will be able to extend the amount of time their international employees can spend in the....

Sir Richard Branson joins public charity bequest worth £500 million
Date: Nov 03, 2011

Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson has joined a number of wealthy public figures in a public pledge to donate ten....

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries to divorce after ten weeks marriage
Date: Nov 01, 2011

In what is becoming an increasingly public scenario, celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have reportedly filed for divorce....