Tax and Australian Residents

Under the Australian Taxation system, a taxpayer’s tax liability varies significantly depending on their residency status. Australian residents are taxed not only on their Australian sourced income…

Characterisation of Casual Employees

The landmark ruling of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 is set to change hiring patterns as the Federal Court of Australia has again confirmed that an employee engaged as a casual can still…

Retail and other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) new regulation

On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet adopted the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During Covid-19 (“Code”) to assist landlords and tenants when…

Making a Will, appointing Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardians during COVID-19

Further to our article posted on 1 April 2020, new regulations were enacted on 22 April 2020 that allows a will, power of attorney or enduring power of attorney, a deed or agreement, an enduring…

Challenging a Will

It’s always difficult when a loved one passes away, but when a member of the family feels they have been left an unfair benefit in the Will, the time following the death can become even more…

Asset protection in marriage: can a financial agreement be challenged?

A Financial Agreement made between the members of a marriage or de facto relationship is binding by law. The Court will not interfere with how the Agreement divides the property and assets between…

Is Child Maintenance tax deductible?

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down and there are children involved, you may find yourself having to pay child support. Child support payments are not tax deductible and if you’re…

Can I execute my Legal Documents and still comply with recent Covid-19 Legislation?

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 passed on 24 March 2020 includes a regulation-making power to allow for Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring…

Antunes Lawyers business continuity Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As you will all be aware, the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the world on a significant scale and continues to feature heavily in headline news, with recommendations and…