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Company Minutes

Company directors and secretaries are reminded of their obligations to strictly comply with the Corporations Act, particularly in light of the recent case of ASIC v McDonald in the New South Wales Supreme Court.

Deceased estates and inheritance disputes

4 Sep 2009

A good example of the motto “Get the right advice or pay the price!” is the case of Menzies v Marriott decided by the Supreme Court on 19 August 2009.

ATO to ignore Bamford decision

The Australian Tax Office has instructed its staff to continue to administer its own interpretation of the trust law, despite a recent Federal Court ruling. This may have significant implications for the taxation of trusts within Australia.

Modern Awards – Phasing in announcement made on 02/09/09

The Australian Industrial Relations Commission is conducting an award modernisation process to develop new modern awards to apply to Australian employers from 1 January 2010.