The importance of having a Will

A Will is a legal document which sets out who will receive your property and possessions when you pass away. If you pass away without a valid Will, the intestacy rules under the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) will determine how your...

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PPS Act – better finance for agribusiness

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPS Act) gives priority to those who assist in the acquisition or production of crops and livestock. Common situations where the PPS Act can help your business include where you sell livestock or equipment on...

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Carbon – where to from here?

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) held the seventh Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction on 6 and 7 June 2018. At the auction, the CER contracted a further 6.67 million tonnes of abatement in 32 transactions. With the eighth ERF auction announced...

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Update on foreign investment in agricultural land

Earlier this year the Australian Government announced changes to and recently updated its guidance notes on the rules governing the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign investors. Foreign investors now need to demonstrate that the agricultural land they intend to acquire...

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Vegetation management more complicated than ever

Despite vocal opposition from primary producers, the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Act (Act) was passed on 3 May 2018. The changes arose from election promises made by the Queensland Government in 2015 and followed the Government's failed attempt to...

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Notifiable data breaches scheme

What is the new notifiable data breaches scheme? The new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into effect on 22 February 2018 under the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act The NDB scheme introduced an obligation on organisations to...

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Have you registered your trade marks?

Protecting your brand Whether you are operating a new or existing business, it is prudent to have adequate brand protection. Your brand is valuable and you can protect it by registering trade marks. Your trade marks may be a word, mark,...

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