Legal News - September 2011

Farmers proud of family heritage
Date: Sep 30, 2011

In Australia, many agricultural properties have been maintained by a single family for generations - in no small part due....

NSW Law Society hosts will awareness events
Date: Sep 29, 2011

New South Wales has hosted over 100 individual events designed to urge members of the public to draft a legal....

The success of the 457 visa program
Date: Sep 29, 2011

During the global financial crisis many Australian businesses found that demand for their products and services suffered a pronounced dip.

Subsequently,....

How the baby boomers are failing to provide for the next generation
Date: Sep 28, 2011

Traditionally, parents would make an allowance for their children in their estate planning process - putting in place....

Over 1 million maritime crew visas granted
Date: Sep 27, 2011

An milestone has been reached in migration management this month, with the the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announcement....

Visa reform could boost university enrollments
Date: Sep 23, 2011

A new report has spurred action from official bodies to help fast-track the applications of international students wishing to study....

Amy Winehouse foundation could inspire others
Date: Sep 21, 2011

The launch of a charity by the family of late singer Amy Winehouse could be set to inspire others to....

What happens to my online accounts when I die?
Date: Sep 19, 2011

There can be a lot of confusion surrounding the topic of asset transferral in the event of a loved one....

Employers face harsh penalties for illegal workers
Date: Sep 16, 2011

Employers have been warned of the serious nature of the penalties that can be imposed on them if they hire....

Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell subject of 'imminent' wedding headlines
Date: Sep 15, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney and long term girlfriend Nancy Shevell have been the subject of a number of rumours regarding a....

Perth receives sponsorship classification
Date: Sep 14, 2011

Perth has recently been included in the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), receiving a regional classification that affects a number....

Public philanthropists make their donations count
Date: Sep 13, 2011

A number of modern philanthropists have spoken out recently about the benefits of making public donations.

According to a chancellor at....

Residents and businesses in inner west NSW to gain access to DIAC knowledge
Date: Sep 12, 2011

Officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be visiting community hubs in the central west of New....

A wills and estates lawyer is a valuable resource
Date: Sep 09, 2011

Seeking advice from a lawyer who specialises in wills and estate planning is a wise move if you....

DIAC to host exhibitions in Berlin and Athens
Date: Sep 08, 2011

A number of free events are to be held in Berlin and Athens to promote the benefits of skilled visa....

Children need support during tough times
Date: Sep 07, 2011

A study has been released that details the impact that negative atmospheres can have on children during a divorce.

The report....

New enterprise migration agreements released
Date: Sep 06, 2011

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has released the details on the long awaited enterprise migration agreements (EMAs).

Submission guidelines....

Property and divorce - facts you should know
Date: Sep 05, 2011

When it comes to divorce, many people are unaware of how their assets may be affected.

Friends and family may offer....

SMSFs reflecting future responsibilities
Date: Sep 02, 2011

Australians are showing an increasing willingness to get to grips with their asset management in a trend described by some....

Shared child custody arrangements increasing
Date: Sep 01, 2011

Research released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) shows that the number of separated families making use of....