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Social Media as Evidence in Court Proceedings

It is becoming the 'bread-and-butter' in Family Court proceedings that parties use print outs of text messages, emails and social media posts in their Affidavits. One judge recently said in Court, "It never ceases to astound me how many litigants in [the Family Court...

THE MARGIN SCHEME – HOW DOES IT WORK

The margin scheme is an alternative way of calculating the GST payable when a seller sells a property as part of a business. The Margin Scheme can only be applied if the sale is a taxable supply. The amount of GST payable on property sales is generally one-eleventh of...

REQUISITIONS ON TITLE EXPLAINED

REQUISITIONS ON TITLE EXPLAINED Requisitions on title are essentially questions relating to the sale of a property drawn up by lawyers. During the conveyancing process, and within 21 days from the date of the contract, the Purchaser's legal representative will make...

DOWNSIZER SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS

Commencing 1 July 2018, eligible persons aged 65 years or over who after 1 July, 2018, enter into a contract to sell a property they have owned for a minimum of 10 years will be entitled to contribute an amount of up to $300,000 from the sale proceeds into their...

THE FIRST HOME SUPER SAVER SCHEME

The First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme was introduced as part of the 2017-18 Federal budget.  Commencing 1 July 2017, eligible participants have been able to make voluntary concessional (before-tax) and non-concessional (after-tax) contributions into their super...