First Home Owners Grant Under Scrutiny

It’s a scheme that has helped thousands of Australians to achieve their dream of home ownership. As property prices continue to rise, it’s become an increasingly important aspect of property transactions. But like all things, the nationally implemented First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) comes with strings attached in the form of some fairly strict conditions.…

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Defamation – What Could It Cost?

Two recent Supreme Court cases have proven just how costly it can be to defame someone. An Expensive Google ‘Review’ An Adelaide lawyer was awarded damages in the amount of $750,000.00 after successfully establishing he had been defamed in a false Google review.  The ‘reviewer’ Isabella Lok had never met the lawyer, nor had she…

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Do I still have to go to court during the pandemic?

Many people who are due to appear in Court in the coming weeks have been left wondering whether they still have to attend or how the restrictions on gathering might affect their case. It’s important to be aware that the national directives that are announced by the Prime Minister don’t automatically amount to law in…

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