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The Importance of Getting your Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination Right

Many people are not aware their superannuation is not an estate asset and therefore, not automatically covered by their Will. Superannuation funds are governed by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) “the Act” and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994…

Employee entitlements in a transfer of business

When buying or selling a business, it is not unusual for clients to enter into an REIQ Contract Business Sale (“REIQ Contract”) incorporating a number of standard terms and conditions. Clause 18 of the Standard Conditions of the REIQ Contract…

Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendments

There have been a number of legislative amendments to Queensland building and construction law which are being progressively implemented over the next few months. Here are some of the highlights: Internal Reviews People who disagree with a reviewable decision of…

Recent changes make it simpler to “waive” cooling-off period for residential property contracts

A Buyer of residential property in Queensland will often have a statutory ‘cooling-off’ period applying to their contract. If a cooling-off period applies, it runs for five business days starting when the Buyer (or their representative) receives a copy of…