FOREIGN PURCHASERS Stamp Duty Surcharge, when does it apply? Foreign Purchasers are from 1 July 2015 liable for additional stamp duty on residential purchase where the purchase is after 1 July 2016. The higher rate of 7% will be applied on top of the usual rates of...read more
Employment Law An employee who is dismissed from his or her employment has two different ways to seek compensation under the Fair Work Act 2010, if the dismissal is unlawful. Claim for unfair dismissal If an employee has been unfairly dismissed, then an application...read more
Advisory Opinions for Essential Safety Measures in Retail Premises –Who will Pay? A VCAT advisory opinion from Justice Garde VCAT reference VCAT 2015/478 available on the Small Business Commissioners Website. A first and welcome way of getting the message out to the...read more
Pre nuptials and Binding Financial Agreements Risks Binding Financial Agreements (“BFA”) are used as a genuine means of protecting assets, when entering into or living in a marriage or domestic relationship (including same sex relationships) and often used as an...read more
If you are looking to purchase a residential property then you should be aware that the Victorian Government has now put in place several changes, which may assist in your decision making prior to signing a Contract. The new changes will come in to effect on...read more
Victoria’s consumer affairs regulator, for creating a competitive and fair marketplace.
The Department of Justice encompasses police; courts; prisons; emergency services; regulation of gaming, racing, liquor licensing and trade measurement; and victims’ services. The department’s activities also cover the drafting of legislation and the administration of various tribunals and programs to protect citizens’ rights.
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The Family Law Section is the largest of the Law Council’s specialist Sections. Since its inception in 1985, it has developed a strong reputation as a source for innovative, constructive and informed advice in all areas of family law reform and policy development. With a national membership of more than 2300, an Executive of twelve senior family lawyers from across Australia and three staff members, it is committed to furthering the interests and objectives of family law and family lawyers for the benefit of the community.
Represents over 15000 members of the Victorian legal profession
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.