Legal News - August 2012

Basic steps for establishing a trust fund
Date: Aug 30, 2012

Establishing a trust fund is perhaps an intimidating undertaking, especially when you consider the complicated tax structures surrounding it.

A discretionary....

'Key conditions' announced for significant investor visa
Date: Aug 30, 2012

A full list of criteria that must be fulfilled by applicants for Australia's new significant investor visa program has been....

Major life changes and making a will
Date: Aug 30, 2012

Making a will is an essential way for you to communicate your wishes and distribute your assets in the way....

Australia's rules mean its simple for New Zealanders to live and work here
Date: Aug 29, 2012

When it comes to living and working in Australia, New Zealanders have an easier time than visitors from any other....

Queensland looks at apologising for forced adoptions
Date: Aug 28, 2012

A Queensland panel is discussing under what circumstances it would be acceptable to remove children from their parents in what....

A will is a must today
Date: Aug 28, 2012

This week has marked the annual Law Society Will Awareness Day and is aimed to remedy the fact that 45....

DIAC officers host skilled migration seminars
Date: Aug 28, 2012

With major reforms taking place across Australia's skilled migration program over recent months, employers and overseas migrants may find the....

SkillSelect first round 'represents excellent result'
Date: Aug 27, 2012

The first round of skilled migrants who have been offered a formal invitation to apply for Australian visas under the....

What is a de facto relationship?
Date: Aug 24, 2012

When it comes to relationship breakdowns - including those of married couples, de facto partners and same-sex partners - all....

Health insurance and 457 visas
Date: Aug 21, 2012

457 visa holders are required to comply with a number of requirements set out by the Department of Immigration and....

Why should I make a will?
Date: Aug 20, 2012

Regardless of your age, marital status or stage of life, everyone should have a legal will.

While it may be a....

I want to come to Australia to work - what are my options?
Date: Aug 17, 2012

 

When it comes to working in Australia, there are a number of options that you may be eligible for, depending....

Three stages to 457 visas
Date: Aug 14, 2012

If you are thinking about sponsoring an employee for a 457 visa, it is important to know how the process....

Choosing an executor
Date: Aug 13, 2012

When it comes to making a will, there are plenty of important things to think about - but one key....

Should I make a will myself?
Date: Aug 09, 2012

While there is no legal requirement that says you need to enlist the help of a lawyer when you make....

Immigration minister cracking down on employers
Date: Aug 07, 2012

A new crackdown on employers who are found guilty of employing illegal workers has been announced by immigration minister Chris....

Take plans to safeguard your financial future
Date: Aug 06, 2012

Nobody likes to think about what might happen if a relationship ends - but with a number of high-profile splits....

Immigration minister explains EMAs
Date: Aug 03, 2012

There are a number of different criteria that businesses seeking an Enterprise Migration Agreement must fulfil in order for their....