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Gun Laws in Australia

Is it legal to own a gun in Australia? The short answer is yes… sort of, sometimes. The gun laws in Australia allow you to own a as long as you have the requisite documents. Below we’ll look at everything you need to abide by Australian gun laws, specifically focused on the laws in Queensland. …

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Understanding Wilful Damage

Wilful damage is one of the most commonly reported crime in Australia. So what is wilful damage, when might you be charged, what are the penalties and possible defences? What is Wilful Damage? Wilful damage is a misdemeanour that arises if someone “wilfully and unlawfully” damages any property. As you can imagine, this is a …

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Making Sure your Terms and Conditions Actually Apply

Most businesses understand that having a set of terms and conditions to underpin their operations is a valuable way to go. Unfortunately, far fewer businesses understand how to avoid the traps which might result in those fancy terms and conditions being largely useless. For this article, we’ll set out the three core things that businesses …

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New REIQ residential contracts being released January 2022

New editions of the Contract for Houses and Residential Land (17th edition) and Contract for Residential Lots in a Community Title Scheme (13th edition) are due to be released by the Queensland Law Society and the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) in just a couple of days on 20 January 2022. There are some significant changes that …

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Getting into Business? Understand Your Business Structure

If you’re buying a new business or starting a new one, an essential starting point is understanding your business structure. What do we mean by that? We mean this: what is the vessel through which your business will function, and what are its benefits and risks? Unfortunately, many business owners simply leave this up to …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Georgia Austin to our Commercial/ Property Law Division

Georgia Austin  – Associate LLB, BBA, GradDip LP Georgia is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and practises predominantly in the areas of property and commercial law.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a  Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Georgia is a dedicated and enthusiastic …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Ebony Barry to our Family Law Division

Ebony Barry – Legal Secretary – Family Law LLB (Hons), BBus (Management) Ebony graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business in July 2021, and during her studies, she completed courses in family law and domestic violence. Ebony works as a legal secretary in our family law division at …

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7 Key Areas of Due Diligence when Buying a Business

Buying a business is an exciting time. You’ve found an enterprise that suits you, costs the right amount, and you’ve signed up a contract to buy or a terms sheet. At this point, you’re feeling committed to the process. You’re crunching numbers for future profits, jotting down ideas for how you’re going to improve things, …

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The Brand New Family Court Experience… What’s Changed?

Of the many complaints levelled at the family law system in Australia over the last little while, there are a few dominant themes: it takes too long, people “game” the system, and processes involving children are manifestly inadequate. In an effort to dramatically overhaul the family law system and address many of these issues, earlier …

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Failing to Report Sexual Offences against Children is Now an Offence

As of 5 July 2021, it has become an offence in Queensland if you fail to report sexual offending against children. In this article, we’ll set out how the new law works, who it applies to, and what exceptions there are to the reporting requirements. The New Reporting Obligations in a Nutshell If you are …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Grant Furiosi to our Family Law Division

Grant joined TWC Lawyers in October 2020 and comes with great experience. Experience Grant is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia and practises exclusively in Family Law. With regular appearances before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and Magistrates Courts he …

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