On 6 December 2023, new laws commence which will change the way that fixed-term employment contracts can be used. Here’s what you need to know to avoid litigation/ fines if you’re an employer, or an illegal termination to your employment if you’re an employee. Context Since the passing of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure
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Australian citizens and permanent residents often seek to have their disabled adult siblings, who remain in their home countries, join them in Australia. Often in these situations their sibling is cared for by their parents, who may be elderly or ill, or both. Unfortunately, the migration system in Australia offers few, if any avenues, to
Everyone agrees that it is important for all workers to be as safe as possible whilst carrying out their work duties. In the ACT there is legislation known as the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 which sets out the obligations and responsibilities of all employers in terms of ensuring workplace health and safety. Compliance
Australian companies that require overseas talent for their businesses are currently facing the headache of long processing times for Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage Visas, with the average processing time being 8-15 months. And while the new immigration minister, Andrew Giles has promised to address these delays, the $875m cut to the Home Affairs’ migration
Historically, transferring assets into one of the spouse’s names has been used as a method to protects assets from a trustee in bankruptcy. However, in 2020 the Federal Court explored the circumstances where transferring the family home into the name of one of the spouse’s may not protect the bankrupt’s share of the house from
For those who suffer an injury in the ACT, and wish to explore the possibility of a claim for compensation arising from that injury, it is important to understand that time limits apply in terms of the claims process. Most injury claims are governed by a law called the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002. That
Australia offers a number of permanent visas and visa pathways for prospective migrants with certain skillsets. In order to apply for one of these visas (such as the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa, the subclass 190 state and territory sponsored visa, and the subclass 491 regional skilled work visa), the applicant is required to obtain
Since the reopening of Australia’s borders, there has been a surge in the number of visa applications, with a simultaneous explosion in the number of holders of bridging visas. This article examines some of the issues surrounding these developments. What are bridging visas? Everyone present in Australia who is not an Australia citizen is legally
The first rung on the property ladder is higher off the ground than it used to be. Parents who are still active but have reached retirement increasingly want to use their savings to help adult children or grandchildren to buy a property. Their intentions are to use the funds now while it can really help
When administering a deceased estate, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all the steps you need to take and the hoops you need to jump through. Managing real estate owned by a deceased proprietor can add some tough decisions to the list of things to deal with. At Snedden Hall and Gallop, we understand