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Buying a Property in South Australia – What to consider?

Buying a Property in South Australia – What to consider?

There is a huge number of things to consider when buying a house, and most of them are more important than paint colours. Buying real estate involves the legal transfer of property from one person to another. That transaction is managed by a Contract of Sale, which...

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Separation, Divorce and Asset Division

Separation, Divorce and Asset Division

In Australia, you may apply for a divorce if you satisfied the below requirements: Step 1 You or your spouse regard Australia as your home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely, or You or your spouse is an Australian citizen by birth, descent or by grant of...

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Should Directors or Shareholders of a Company Have a Will?

Should Directors or Shareholders of a Company Have a Will?

The short answer is “Yes”. Everyone should have a Will regardless of how many or how few assets you may have. A Will ensures that in the event of your death your belongings are distributed as per your wishes. You may have worked hard for a lot of your life as a sole...

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THE CHANGES TO CASUAL EMPLOYMENT

THE CHANGES TO CASUAL EMPLOYMENT

The Fairwork Act 2009 (Cth) was amended (from 27 March 2021) to include a new definition of casual employee. Under Section 15A of the Fairwork Act 2009 (Cth), a person is a casual employee if they accept a job offer with the knowledge that there will be no firm...

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AN INTRODUCTION TO INDICTABLE OFFENCES

AN INTRODUCTION TO INDICTABLE OFFENCES

In South Australia, serious crimes are known as indictable offences. The punishments and penalties are more severe compared to summary offences. This also means the Defendants (those answerable to the charge) are offered greater protection against an unjust or unfair...

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS

Negligence stems from the failure to take reasonable care where a duty of care is owed. It occurs due to the difference between the actions of a person and the standard to which a reasonable person would have acted in their duty. For medical practitioners, the...

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TRAFFIC OFFENCES

TRAFFIC OFFENCES

In South Australia, the law governing traffic offences is the Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA). There are many other laws and regulations that may be applicable to traffic matters or offences including the Australian Road Rules 1999 (SA) and the Motor Vehicles Act 1959...

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BITCOIN’S LEGAL TENDER PUSH

BITCOIN’S LEGAL TENDER PUSH

President Nayib Bukele announced today that El Salvador will become the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender after the Bitcoin Law was passed by the country’s congress. Unlike in Australia, the digital currency may be used in all private and public...

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