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Immigration Law December 1, 2010

Immigration – New points test

On 11 November 2010 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced the Commonwealth Government’s intention to implement a new points test for certain General Skilled Migration visas.  The new points test will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2011. The Commonwealth Government expects the pass mark for the new points test to […]

Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Advisory December 1, 2010

Doing Your Homework – Due Diligence

It may be surprising to learn that few people are aware of the vast array of tools and sources of information that are available to learn more about their suppliers, potential business partners and customers.  In an online world, this can easily flow both ways though and there may be more information available about your […]

Immigration Law November 1, 2010

Working in Australia – The Business Long Stay Visa

If you are interested in working in Australia on a temporary basis, one of the most common programs is the 457 business visa.  This program enables businesses to employ an overseas worker for up to four years.  The worker can bring other eligible secondary applicants with them to Australia.  Secondary applicants can also work and […]

Family Law November 1, 2010

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is the responsibility of one party to a marriage to financially support the other person after separation or divorce. Spousal maintenance is not automatic. After separation or divorce, there is no automatic entitlement to receive spousal maintenance from your former partner. In most case, maintenance is only payable where one partner cannot reasonably […]

Commercial and Business Law, Dispute Resolution November 1, 2010

Being Sued

Introduction Litigation is an unpleasant and stressful experience for a small business to go through. Most small business owners prefer to focus on what actually makes their business grow and operate, rather than dwelling on past mistakes or analysing small administrative details. Unfortunately, being sued can often be about very little details that happened in […]