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Structural Reforms Ahead for Family Law System

On 5 December 2019, the Attorney-General introduced the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 (“the Bill”) to reform the family law court system.  Proposed Reforms for Family Law System The Bill proposes a number of reforms to the family law court system. These reforms include:  establishing a single point of entry for federal family law matters; and   developing a common rules, forms, practices and procedures.1  

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Borrowing Dulls the Edge of Friendships

Case Note: Richardson v Wagner [2021] QDC 24 In the immortal words of William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of Husbandry”[1]. Put simply – loans and relationships often do not mix well. This principle was clearly on display

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What you need to know before you sponsor an employee under the Temporary Skills Shortage Visa?

The Temporary Skills Shortage (‘TSS’) Visa allows Australian employers to sponsor foreign or international workers. The fundamental benefit of this visa program is the ability for Australian employers to acquire foreign workers with critical skills and experience the employer would otherwise be unable to find within the Australian program. This can be an important opportunity

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Employment Law Developments – 2021: Part 1

DEVELOPMENT 1:  IR Omnibus Bill The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (“the Amendment Act”) received royal assent on Friday 26 March 2021. The Amendment Act seeks to resolve and clarify the uncertainty surrounding casual employment arising out of two major 2020 Full Federal Court decisions[1]  dealing with the substantive

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