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Upcoming Penalty Rate changes for Retail Casual Employees from 1 March 2020

Penalty Changes – Retail Casual Employees On 1 March 2020, the following changes in the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA) will take effect for casual employees:   Weekday Evening (after 6:00pm) Penalty Rates (inclusive of casual loading) Current 135 per cent From 1 March 2020 140 per cent From 1 October 2020 145 per…

MST Welcomes Carmel Morrison to our Family Law Team

30 Jan 2020

 Welcome – Carmel Morrison MST Lawyers would like to welcome new Senior Associate Carmel Morrison to the Family Law Team. Carmel brings to the team a wealth of experience in dealing with complex property and parenting cases, derived from 33 years of practicing almost exclusively in Family Law. She has experience in all aspects of…

Owners corporation strife: Unauthorised renovations supplanted by the Tribunal

Owners corporation strife: Unauthorised renovations supplanted by the Tribunal By Maxim Oppy, Law Clerk and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers   The recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision of Owners Corporation SP22776 v Lunn (Owners Corporations [2019] VCAT 2057 serves as a cautionary example of the costs involved in making unauthorised alterations to…

What happens to your SMSF in a Family Law dispute?

30 Jan 2020

What happens to your SMSF in a Family Law dispute? Many couples these days have made the decision to start a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”). But what happens to your fund if you separate? What was supposed to be a financial and taxation “wise move” has suddenly become a nightmare of epic proportions. The family…