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Changes to Queensland State Tax Concessions for Charities

Changes to Queensland state tax concessions for charities All NFP Constitutions should be reviewed by October 2020 at the latest At the end of 2018 the Queensland Government amended the Taxation Administration Act 2001 (Qld) by the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (Qld). These amendments may have significant impact upon all charities and

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Dismissal from employment due to social media post

Case: Ms Creina Murkitt v Staysafe Security T/A Alarmnet Monitoring (U2019/2978) Area of Law: Employment – Unfair dismissal Act: Fair Work Act 2009 – s 394. Application for unfair dismissal remedy Background of employment Ms Murkitt was employed on a full-time basis by a predecessor of Alarmnet beginning in February 2005. Her most recent contract

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An overview of the Religious Freedom Bills

The commonwealth Religious Freedom Bills (Religious Discrimination Bill 2019, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of Religion) Bill 2019) (“the Bills”) have drawn significant media attention in recent weeks. The Bills followed the Religious Freedom Review (which “recognised an opportunity to enhance the statutory protection of the right to

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Online Resources for Separating Couples

Separation is a difficult time for all people involved. Here at Corney & Lind Lawyers, we have found some resources that can be quite helpful to separating couples. Apps Name Price What it does Talking Parents Free Provides co-parenting communication tools, including a platform for messaging (which is unalterable and easy to export if necessary

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Revenge Porn

On 21 February 2019 the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) became law. The Act amended the definition section of the Criminal Code (“the Code”), and added a new section 223. Together, the amendments criminalise the distribution – or the threat of distribution – of an intimate image or

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The new External Conduct Standards

In late 2017, the Australian Federal Government announced a series of reforms to the operations of charities that occur overseas, including basic religious charities, in the form of proposed External Conduct Standards (in addition to the ACNC Governance Standards). The External Conduct Standards are now law, having commenced on 23 July 2019. They are set

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