Legal News - January 2012

New DIAC web portal goes live
Date: Jan 31, 2012

As developments on the new SkillSelect program continue, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has delivered a new portal....

Trans-Tasman employment ties strengthened with new background check program
Date: Jan 30, 2012

The successful transfer of workers between Australia and New Zealand has been provided with additional support in the form of....

New growth in Australian job markets
Date: Jan 27, 2012

The shifting nature of Australia's job markets have seen interesting levels of activity over the last year, with CommSec's Craig....

Three UK leaders join Legacy10 pledge
Date: Jan 25, 2012

The leaders of the UK's three main political parties have put aside differences to voice their support for a worthy....

International business visas carry taxation conditions
Date: Jan 24, 2012

The importance of having qualified immigration advice from a reliable source when it comes to visa applications has been highlighted....

Over 13,000 new citizens expected at Australia Day ceremonies
Date: Jan 23, 2012

With Australia Day fast approaching, many soon-to-be citizens are sure to be practicing their lines for the affirmation ceremonies to....

Family businesses may be facing estate planning troubles
Date: Jan 20, 2012

Family business owners are set to face an increasingly tough time planning out leadership exchanges, according to a new survey.

The....

The non-adversarial approach to child custody agreements
Date: Jan 19, 2012

In Australia, the courts that handle child custody was traditionally based around an adversarial system.

This used to mean....

Australian employment prospects looking up
Date: Jan 18, 2012

A recent survey by a leading recruitment specialist has shown that Australian businesses are planning on expanding their workforce in....

Resource employment could drive worker demand across more sectors
Date: Jan 16, 2012

One of the leading states in terms of resource employment growth has recently released an initiative to help drive further....

Child custody issues highlighted by travel ban figures
Date: Jan 13, 2012

The issue of child custody arrangements may have been affected by a range of economic factors in recent....

Population growth in WA highlights need for experienced workers
Date: Jan 12, 2012

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has helped highlight the popularity of Western Australia as a destination for....

Increase in residency applications as SkillSelect program draws near
Date: Jan 11, 2012

An increase in the number of international applications for permanent migration visas in Australia has been linked to imminent changes....

Executors play an important role in estate administration
Date: Jan 10, 2012

The important role played by a valid will in assisting the distribution of an estate according to the wishes of....

Zooey Deschanel to divorce Ben Gibbard
Date: Jan 09, 2012

Hollywood star Zooey Deschanel has reportedly filed for divorce from musician husband Ben Gibbard, citing "irreconcilable differences".

The papers delivered by....

Legal expert says sibling rivalry to blame for disproportionate estate disputes
Date: Jan 06, 2012

A leading legal expert has suggested that a few simple steps are all that is necessary to help family members....

Irish professionals show increasing interest in Australia
Date: Jan 05, 2012

The rising demand for skilled workers across a variety of trades in Australia is beginning to have a marked impact....

Why farming families need to focus on estate planning
Date: Jan 04, 2012

For many land owners, 2012 is set to be a bumper year - with a mix of good weather and....

Russell Brand files for divorce from Katy Perry
Date: Jan 03, 2012

Actor and comedian Russel Brand has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife Katy Perry after just 14 months of....