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Important changes to stamp duty for spouse transfers from 1 July 2017. Act now.

The recent Victorian Budget made a significant change to existing exemption on stamp duty for spousal transfers.  The current position ...
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Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages ...
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How Effective are your Post Employment Restraints

Much damage can be done to a business where an executive or senior manager resigns taking valuable customer information and ...
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Protecting Your Cashflow – The Importance Of Your Terms Of Trade

Terms of Trade are the terms and conditions on which a business sells goods and services to customers and on ...
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Property Tax Update

The Victorian Government has recently announced changes to Stamp Duty and the First Home Buyers Grant, which aim to make ...
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A Guide to Buying Commercial Premises

Buying a commercial property (such as a warehouse, office building or retail space) is more complicated than buying a residential ...
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What is an Agreement to Lease

What is an Agreement to Lease? When renting business related property it is important for both landlords and tenants to ...
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Securing Personal Debts

It is crucial that people who have a security interest in personal property take it seriously or risk losing their ...
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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are ...
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Understanding a Commercial Lease

When renting business related property, it is important for both Landlords and Tenants to understand the relationship they are entering ...
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Making Your Will Count – Healthy Will Checklist

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a Will to make sure their wishes are followed and their ...
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Is your sexual harassment policy cyber proof?

In the Australian workplace, “sexual harassment” has formally been unlawful since at least 1984. One major issue for employers to ...
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Who Will Take Control Of Your Company When You Die?

While it may be true that you can’t take it with you, it is vital that you know who will ...
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Protect Your Reputation – Don’t Do Business With Out A Registered Trade Mark

Your name may be your most valuable asset and marketing tool. Whether you provide professional services or goods consumers will ...
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Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

Many people believe that the most valuable asset a business has is its name. It is your public face, the ...
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Problems with Debtors?

Chasing customers for unpaid bills can be a major battle and the source of endless frustration, not to mention the ...
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Personal Property Securities Act

On 30 January 2012, the new unified Federal law for the registration and enforcement of security over personal property came ...
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How to Avoid Disputes between Business Owners

Disputes between business owners, whether they are partnership disputes, shareholder disputes or unit trust disputes, are a reality of business ...
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Guide to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

In October the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) comes into operation; this law is the most significant and far ...
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Essential Information for Owners of a Business Name

So, you’ve begun your own business. You’ve decided on a marketable business name and registered it with the Consumer and ...
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