Company Directors to require Director ID

As a result of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019, all Australian company directors are required to have a unique Director ID Number (DIN/ID). Existing Australian company directors registered under the Corporations Act...

Where can my valid Will be found after I die?

A Will is not always easily found, making it more difficult and stressful for family members after the death of a loved one. A valid Will usually appoints an executor which gives them the immediate rights to the administration of the deceased’s estate and the assets...

Rental relief measures for commercial tenants

COVID-19 lockdowns have had significant impacts on businesses across Victoria. The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 was brought into effect on 24 August 2021 to provide rental relief to commercial tenants from 28 July 2021 to 15 January 2022 and can...

Reforms needed to prevent family violence

Family violence is preventable, but in current circumstances, reported incidents continue to increase. Family violence risk increases when disasters, such as a pandemic arise. Monash University recently surveyed 166 family violence victim support practitioners across...

New law to improve superannuation visibility in a divorce

Superannuation is often the most significant asset in the property pool of separated couples. Research shows that approximately 42% of women nearing retirement have lower superannuation balances than men. Furthermore, approximately 60% of women suffer some form of...

Remote Execution of Legal Documents during COVID-19

Prior to 12 May 2020, a Will and Power of Attorney would only be validly executed in Victoria if it was physically signed in the presence of two adult witnesses. The Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000 specifically excluded Wills from being able to be validly...

How will the merger of the Family Court and Federal Court affect you?

Before the merger of the Family Court and Federal Court this year, the Family Court was used to deal with complex matters. On the other hand, the Federal Court was used to take the load off the Family Court by dealing with less complex matters. They had less formal...

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