Legal News - October 2011

Royal estate planning equalises throne succession
Date: Oct 31, 2011

Succession laws dating back 300 years have been overturned at a recent international meeting involving the heads of state from....

Gina Rinehart highlight's Australia's 'enormous shortage' of skilled workers
Date: Oct 28, 2011

The growing opportunities afforded through the use of skilled migrant workers has been highlighted by one of the country's leading....

Skilled migrant worker numbers set to increase in WA
Date: Oct 27, 2011

Perth's mining sector may be set to increase the number of skilled migrants working in the industry after it was....

Unique university bequest gives agriculture department the funds to grow
Date: Oct 26, 2011

A unique piece of estate planning has delivered an educational facility with the funds it needs to grow....

Collaboration could help resolve divorce financial settlements
Date: Oct 25, 2011

It is well known that the prospects of facing a court during a separation or divorce can be a stressful....

DIAC opens up international student testing to wider competition
Date: Oct 24, 2011

Students seeking to study in Australia may soon have a greater range of choice when it comes to accessing educational....

Outreach programs help deliver skilled migration program information
Date: Oct 21, 2011

Many businesses in Australia have come to realise the potential afforded to them through the use of skilled international workers....

Financial agreement: A wedding gift to consider
Date: Oct 19, 2011

A prenuptial agreement can make an excellent wedding gift, according to one financial columnist.

Replying to a reader query....

457 visa program is 'highly adaptable'
Date: Oct 18, 2011

The adaptable 457 visa program can be an excellent way of quickly adapting to the ever-changing needs of the Australian....

Charity receives $1 million donation from anonymous bequest
Date: Oct 17, 2011

The power of the estate planning process was brought into the spotlight on October 10 after it was....

How Steve Jobs protected his family's privacy
Date: Oct 14, 2011

Steve Jobs - co-founder and former CEO of computing giant Apple and animation studio Pixar - died on October 5,....

Assets, joint accounts and divorce - some points to consider
Date: Oct 13, 2011

When going through the process of a separation or divorce, one of the last things that people want to have....

Australia's population has improved over the last decade
Date: Oct 11, 2011

People are living longer, receiving higher levels of education and are generally earning higher levels of income than in previous....

Sir Paul McCartney marries Nancy Shevell at Marylebone Registry Office
Date: Oct 10, 2011

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has married New York heiress Nancy Shevell at a simple civil ceremony in London, UK,....

How SkillSelect can help ease migration program operations
Date: Oct 07, 2011

Recent market conditions in Australia have highlighted the important role that skilled migrant workers can play in allowing businesses to....

Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley to marry
Date: Oct 05, 2011

Earlier this year there was a lot of buzz over the rumour that Liz Hurley and Shane Warne were engaged....

Study: more Australians are 'happy' with their lot
Date: Oct 04, 2011

Most Australians are happy with the way their lives have turned out, according to a recent report performed by the....