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Retirement of Common Visa’s

Visa’s are in constant flux and changes can have significant consequences for you, so we thought we would keep you updated on the latest announcements. The department of Home Affairs recently announced the closure of the Temporary Investment Retirement visa, subclass 405. “The Temporary Investment Retirement visa, subclass 405, is now closed to new applicants. […]

Limited Resource Borrowing Arrangements (LRBA) for Self-Managed Super Funds are in perilous shape.

Your fate with Limited Resource Borrowing Arrangements is shaky as Westpac Group is no longer offering these products. The group, including Westpac, St. George, Bank of Melbourne and Bank of SA, will continue to honour existing loans however it may indicate that other banks are likely to follow suit. With the heat of the Banking […]

Chinese Business World from the Ground

David Thomas, President of the Australia China SME Association, provides a hands-on view of the Chinese business world, popular views and trends within the economy. It highlights a fantastic opportunity to steer your business to new, broader and richer seas. President Xi is popular and highly respected David found that everyone he met expressed their […]

Gig economy flexing the definitions of an independent contractor vs an employee

The gig economy has opened new ways of getting work down for your business at lower costs and responsibility. Looking at uber demonstrates an ability to outsource the grunt work of an operation to individuals, keeping costs and responsibilities low. While both the UK and USA have ruled that uber drivers are in fact employees, […]

Keeping it Fresh at Teddington

Just like your business, we understand that you must evolve to provide the best service. Joining our team are two new lawyers who bring with them the experience to understand your business and provide solutions in the unique, Teddington way. Della Yuan Della was admitted in 2017, following her completion of Juris Doctor at the […]

Who needs to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In this article we will cover: What is the GDPR Who needs to comply? I’m not in the European Union: will it affect my business? The issue of consent Consequences for non-compliance What you need to do Other resources What is the GDPR? The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change […]

Interview | Nicole Billett (Teddington Legal)

  Nicole Billett is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Teddington Legal. It is Nicole’s desire to develop and lead a diverse network of talented lawyers to provide commercially sound, outcome-focused legal solutions to businesses and their owners. Nicole’s purpose is to create an environment where entrepreneurial lawyers can provide great value, pragmatic, commercial […]

Privacy Act changes commence this month!

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2016 commences operation on 22 February, 2018 This means that companies that hold personal information – which can be client lists, personal information and data associated with clients or customers must notify affected individuals, as well as the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, if they become aware […]

Managing commercial leases – a whole new world!

On 13 January 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued IFRS 16 Leases, which essentially does away with operating leases and, subject to limited exceptions, requires all leases to be capitalised on the balance sheet rather than leaving them “off balance sheet” – which is general practice. It will affect most companies that report under […]

From Boards to CyBoards (iBoards)

The idea that boards need to start sitting up and taking notice of advances in technology is not a new one. For quite some years the need to be up to date with technology has been on the agenda of most boards with the majority of discussion around what is emerging in their sector, innovation […]