201505.07
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Buying or Selling a House? You need to read this!!

If you are buying or selling a house or residential land then you need to be aware of the changes to the Contract for Houses and Residential Land, tenth edition. Under previous editions of the Contract, the bank fees payable for up to four bank cheques requested at settlement by the Seller was payable by the…

201503.02
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SUPERANNUATION, TPD & OTHER RELATED MATTERS COLUMN

PERMANENT INCAPACITY CLAIM v FINANCIAL HARDSHIP CLAIM What if you can’t wait for a decision to be made on your TPD claim and you need money now. There are other options available to you. Permanent Incapacity Claim If you are suffering from a permanent incapacity, through either injury or illness, you may be eligible to…

201502.17
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New Traffic Laws you may not realise exist.

New Traffic Laws you may not realise exist…… On 1 February 2015, new road rules commenced affecting motorcycle riders. New lane filtering rules for Queensland Riders with an open licence for riding a motorcycle are now allowed to move between stationary or slow moving vehicles travelling in the same direction as the rider, provided they…

201502.17
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TPD Superannuation claims

If you are a current member of a superannuation fund, you will have TPD Insurance and you probably don’t know it. How many times have you received your Superannuation Statement and just filed it away without really looking at it? The majority of people will say all the time. TPD (commonly known as Total &…

201502.17
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First Home Buyer’s Grant Demystified

First Home Buyer’s Grant Demystified…… So you are taking a leap and buying your first property. The next question is “Are you entitled to the First Home Buyer’s Grant or First Home Owner Grant now known as the Great Start Grant?” Firstly, the grant is for first home owners who are buying or building a…

201501.22
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WorkCover Changes

A timely reminder about……. In October 2013, unnecessary changes were made to the Queensland Workers’ Compensation Scheme. The Finance and Administration Committee made a determination contained in Report No. 28, Inquiry into the Operation of Queensland’s Workers’ Compensation Scheme: ‘The Committee recognises that imposing thresholds on accessing common law rights would improperly remove rights from…

201501.22
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Brain Injuries PT. II

EFFECTS OF HAVING AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY Having acquired brain injury (‘ABI’) heavily impacts a person’s life and the way in which they do things. Living with an ABI affects every aspect of a person’s life including relationships with friends and family. The extent of the problems depends upon severity and location of the damages….

201412.20
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Brain Injuries

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients and the community awareness, we will be running a series of blogs in relation to Acquired Brain Injuries. Living with an Acquired Brain Injury (‘ABI’) can be both confronting and confusing for a person and their family members. There are many causes of brain injury including:…