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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…

New Annualised Wage Arrangement Provisions to be inserted into 21 Modern Awards

*IMPORTANT* NEW ANNUALISED WAGE ARRANGEMENT PROVISIONS TO BE INSERTED INTO 21 MODERN AWARDS By Renee Karakinos, Lawyer & James Sanders, Associate, MST Lawyers                                                                                                                                        Do you employ full-time salaried employees in Australia? Are those employees covered by a modern award? If they are, then your business may be affected by the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision…

New Industrial Manslaughter Laws to come into effect in Victoria

New Industrial Manslaughter Laws to come into effect in Victoria by  Renee Karakinos, Lawyer and Chao Ni, Principal, MST Lawyers The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and other matters) Bill 2019 (workplace manslaughter laws) received royal assent on 3 December 2019 to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and Workplace…

VCAT Lessons: Owners Corporation Deadlock and Unreasonable Co-owners

The recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision of Borik v Owners Corporation RP001439 (Owners Corporation) [2019] VCAT 1459 is an excellent reminder of the challenges that co-owners can face when dealing with each other in relation to their common property. In his reasoning, Member Ussher provides useful insight into how the Tribunal will approach breaches of the model rules in the context of a ‘dysfunctional’ owners corporation.