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Video: Why is it important to know your relationship status?

By newseditor on Monday, August 31, 2015

These days, de facto couples have effectively the same legal rights and remedies as married couples. This is might not sound particularly important, however if you're in a de facto relationship and you and your partner choose to go your separate ways, your relationship status can potentially have a major impact on your finances when it comes to dividing your assets and working out who gets what.

A recent decision by the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has confirmed that it remains possible for the parties involved in disciplinary proceedings to make joint submissions on the final orders to be made in relation to sanction.1

Lander & Rogers has advised First State Super on its first agricultural investment in Australia, which has a land value of around $67M and total transaction value of $150M. First State Super has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with Select Harvests in relation to three almond plantations across NSW, Victoria and SA. First State Super will own the land and lease it back for 20 years to Select Harvests, which has been appointed developer of the orchards and manager of the entire orchard portfolio. Select Harvests retains ownership of the almond crop.

No property bubble, but housing is a key issue for Australia

By newseditor on Friday, August 21, 2015

Australia may not be in a property bubble, but housing and housing policy are key issues that need to be addressed by both government and industry. This was the view of Ken Marchingo, CEO Haven; Home Safe, and Carolyn Viney, CEO Grocon at Australian law firm Lander and Rogers' annual Economic Briefing in Melbourne last week.

Challenging the status quo around disability in the workplace

By newseditor on Thursday, August 20, 2015

"We need to change the language from one focussed on what people with disabilities can't do, to what they can do" said Lucy Macali, National Disability Recruitment Coordinator at a recent seminar hosted by Lander & Rogers and the Equal Employment Opportunity Network.

"As a bank, we're a bit more optimistic, but there are still a lot of challenges out there." This was the view of Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist at NAB, at Lander & Rogers' annual Economic Briefing in Melbourne on Wednesday this week.

Access to identifying information for donor-conceived people

By newseditor on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Victoria may soon introduce laws that permit all people conceived by donor material to access identifying information about their donor parent.

Aaron Goonrey presents at Specialist Accreditation Conference

By newseditor on Thursday, August 06, 2015

Partner Aaron Goonrey from our Workplace Relations & Safety group will be presenting at this year's Specialist Accreditation Conference held by the NSW Law Society.

ASIC is keeping a close eye on investor/analyst briefings

By newseditor on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another reporting season is nearly here, bringing with it the usual market disclosures and the subsequent investor and analyst briefings. ASIC's high profile proceedings against Newcrest Mining Limited last year, which saw it secure a significant $1.2M fine against Newcrest for breaches of Australia's continuous disclosure laws arising from selective investor briefings, are a cautionary tale for listed entities.

Are you legally a parent? This may sound like an unusual question, but it is something that can have big implications for couples who use an artificial conception procedure (eg IVF or surrogacy) to have a family.

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