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Publications

Wills and Powers of Attorney

The importance of a will A will is an essential tool in ensuring your affairs are properly ordered and benefit those you choose when you die. If you have a current will it may need to be reviewed, particularly if made more than five years ago, or if your circumstances...

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Enduring Power of Attorney

Can we help you? Enduring power of attorney (financial) Maintaining financial control of your life is all-important, but sometimes things happen to lessen that control. It may be as simple as being unable to attend to your finances because you are overseas, or...

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GST Trap For Unwary Business Vendors

Many people attempting to sell their business without competent professional help would be shocked to discover they may have to hand one-eleventh of the purchase price over to the Australian Tax Office. Yet, unfortunately, this is a potential outcome for vendors who...

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Good Governance

A pocket guide for directors and CEO's This practical booklet grew from the demand by business leaders at a Business Expo in 2000.  The presentation made by Peter Wilson, Nevett Ford targets the key elements needed by a Board or Committee of Management to become...

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Asset Protection Basics

If you are about to buy, or are in the early stages of operating a new business, you should be careful to choose the most suitable ownership structure. Often, all too little attention is given to this important issue. Once you are locked in to a certain structure, it...

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Soil Test Special Conditions

Be wary of Vendor prepared soil test special conditions For many Australians, buying vacant land in a new estate, and then building their dream home, is a cheaper alternative to buying an existing residential dwelling.  Buying vacant land in a new development, and...

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Capital Gains Withholding Tax

In an effort to combat tax avoidance by foreign residents in 2016 the Federal Government introduced new laws requiring the purchasers of real estate worth $2 million or more to withhold 10% of the purchase price at settlement and remit it to the ATO unless the seller...

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Personal Property Securities

Does your business’s asset protection structure still work? Introduction of the personal property securities (PPS) scheme in 2012 brought in the biggest change to business law in many years. In simple terms, the scheme: establishes a single, national, public,...

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