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  • Visitor accommodation – thinking about insurance

    Posted 8 December 2017

    Many people do not consider the insurance implications of casual ‘sharing economy’ uses.  If you are considering renting out your house, a room, a spare office or s...

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    Lisa Rankin
  • Trees on Boundaries: A New Process to Resolve Disputes

    Posted 17 November 2017

    On 1 December 2017, a new law comes into effect enabling Tasmanian residents more power to resolve disputes with their neighbours about plants on property boundaries.  For example disputes relating...

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    Georgia Newland
  • Visitor Accommodation Series - Statewide Changes to Planning Permit Requirements

    Posted 13 November 2017

    Changes to the planning rules for visitor accommodation have made it easier for homeowners to use sharing economy platforms. This article explains these changes and how they interact with the incom...

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    Nicole Sommer
  • Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme: commencing 22 February 2018

    Posted 11 September 2017

    What: The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 amends the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and requires entities to: Conduct an assessment of potential data ...

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    Suzette Pullinger
  • Workers Compensation Amendments - Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Act 2016

    Posted 3 July 2017

    The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2016 (‘the Bill’) will shortly be debated in the Legislative Council. It was anticipated that the ...

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    Matthew Sakaris
  • Legal Protection for Same-Sex Relationships: What are the Options?

    Posted 8 June 2017

    Same-sex marriage is currently not available in Australia. While this may change in the near future, in the meantime it’s important that same-sex couples are aware of the current options available ...

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    Amelia Higgs
  • Shared Disappointment: Badenach v Calvert and Using the Retainer to Prevent Negligence Claims

    Posted 30 May 2017

    The High Court has handed down its decision in Badenach v Calvert [2016] HCA 18.The Central PropositionLawyers are not the only professionals to provide advice touching upon taxatio...

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    Chris Groves