Greg's Blog

Get in quick to avoid NSW Land Tax Surcharge

If you use a discretionary trust, are a trustee of a discretionary trust or a beneficiary under a discretionary trust you are urged to check and/or seek advice as to whether the relevant trust requires amendment to avoid falling foul of the new surcharge provision.

School Fees – Credit Checks and Default Reports

In context of concerns historically raised which hinder “credit checks” (and noting that this note does not tell schools whether their operations attract “credit provider” and hence “credit reporting” provisions), there are options available for dealing with credit worthiness of school fee payers particularly for schools not able, willing or prepared to be involved in providing credit or credit reporting.

Witnessing Audio Visually In a Time of Social Distancing

By the Electronic  Transactions Amendment (COVID-19) Witnessing of Documents Regulation 2020 the Electronic Transaction Regulations 2017 (ETR) have effectively been replaced to introduce provisions allowing and setting of standards for signing and witnessing of a...

Signing & Witnessing in era of COVID-19

The above was introduced to and passed by the NSW Parliament 24 March 2020. Its passing was not surprising. However, the Act did not expressly deal with Legislation with particular execution and witnessing requirements, such as the Powers of Attorney Act 2003 and the...

JobKeeper Subsidy – A Bit of Help

State and Federal Governments are producing a range of mechanisms to deal with the many implications of the COVID 19 situation. If you run a business confronting any of the issues outlined below and, after reading this, have any questions, please feel free to contact...