At GE Law Services our aim is to keep our clients well informed at all times. Through this section of our website you will find up to date news from our firm, as well as links to the websites of various relevant government departments and other organisations dealing with aspects of the law in Victoria. Please follow the links below to find out more.

State Revenue Office Update 2016/17

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...

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Employment Law Update

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...

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Property and Leasing Update

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...

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Family Law Update

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...

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Useful Links

Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria

Victoria’s consumer affairs regulator, for creating a competitive and fair marketplace.

Department of Justice, Victoria

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.

The Law Handbook

Your practical guide to the law in Victoria

Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

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.

Law Institute of Victoria

Represents over 15000 members of the Victorian legal profession

Relationships Australia

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.