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Of course, parents can come to their own arrangements about these issues and both parties have a financial obligation to maintain children and meet their living, health and educational expenses. However, if one parent is receiving Child Support payments as assessed by the Child Support Agency, at law, the cost of school uniforms is covered in their Assessment of Child Support and the receiving parent is responsible for purchasing those items as and when required....
By Chloe Forder
20 January 2021
The criteria for the list has been expanded to those family law matters which have been directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19 and matters that have had a significant connection to COVID-19. The process for filing applications in the list has remained the same as in 2020 when implemented during the COVID-19. Once documents have been filed (an Initiating Application and Affidavit, and in some cases a Financial Statement), your matter will be triaged into...
By Justine Clark
23 December 2020
COVID-19 – Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme to be extended (again)
The CTRS was initially expected to end on 29 September 2020 under the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures)(Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (COVID-19 Regulations) The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures)(Commercial Leases and Licences) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2020 (COVID-19 Amending Regulations) were then passed extending the application of the Regulations until 31 December 2020 The further extension of the COVID-19 Regulations will have the effect of extending...
By Colin McCaul
18 December 2020
It’s Time to Do a Charity Health Check as Hundreds of Charities Have Status Revoked
The Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission has confirmed that it has revoked the charity status of 303 charities for failing to comply with reporting requirements, whilst the regulator has warned hundreds of others that they risk losing their charity status too if they did not bring their contact details or reporting up to date. Once charity status is revoked, a charity will be referred to the Australian Taxation Office and they risk losing their vital...
By Yoni Ungar
16 December 2020