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Understanding Agribusiness Succession and Asset Protection

It's important to have a succession plan in place. Especially when it comes to families engaged in agribusiness, as asset protection and estate planning can often be a particularly difficult…

SA Liquor Licensing Reform – “New” Categories of Liquor Licences

The Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017 (SA) introduced significant changes to the liquor licensing regime in South Australia. The changes have been implemented in stages. One of the…

Could the ATO Inadvertently Become a Beneficiary Under Your Will?

Avoid the common misconception that no tax is payable on the transfer of assets on death to beneficiaries under a WillIt is commonly assumed that no tax is payable on…

Changes to ‘Large Proprietary Company’ Thresholds

The change to ‘Large Proprietary Company’ thresholds brings widespread reporting relief for FY 2019–20. A ‘proprietary company’ may either be classified as ‘small’ or ‘large’ under section 45A of the…

Have you Adopted your Whistleblower Policy?

The new Whistleblower laws introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (The Act) are now in effect. The new laws will require companies to adopt policies…

Succession Planning for Blended Families

Succession Planning - It's a must.Many clients avoid succession planning, particularly in even the simplest blended family situations where there are children from previous relationships for example, as they cannot…

New Dawn on Licensing Labour Hire Services in SA

The SA labour hire licensing scheme will operate from 31 August 2019. Exemptions to the scheme have been passed by Parliament to prevent certain businesses falling under the scheme. It…

ACCC calls for more Transparency in the Wine Grape Sector

The ACCC’s Interim Report focuses primarily on the “warm” inland regions, but is highly relevant to all winemakers and grape growers in Australia. It foreshadows recommendations for changes to law…

You can run but you can’t hide—dealing with FATCA and CRS!

Were you born overseas or are you a citizen or tax resident of another country? If yes, you may have to pay tax in both Australia and overseas. You should…

Writing Testamentary Trusts into your Will

A Testamentary Trust allows for greater flexibility to fit your particular circumstanceSignificant wealth has been created in the current generation. Passing wealth to beneficiaries absolutely on death exposes the inheritance…

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