Bitcoin's GST status resolved from 1 July 2017

Bitcoin’s GST status resolved from 1 July 2017

Come 1 July 2017, businesses that transact in Bitcoin will be relieved by a change in the cryptocurrency's treatment under Australia's Goods and Services Tax scheme. The Federal Government has confirmed, in budget papers, that Bitcoin will be treated like a currency and not a ...
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New breed of firm caters to start up needs

New breed of firm caters to start up needs

Start ups can have a hard time with lawyers. The traditional law firm can bog them down with strange language, hourly rates and an inflexible way of doing things. A new breed of firm aims to be more responsive to entrepreneurial needs and a generation ...
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The scrapping of the 457 visa has made life harder for employers and some employees

457 visa abolition keeps employers and immigration lawyers busy

The abolition of the 457 visa scheme by the Turnbull government has left employers and immigration lawyers with quite some work to do. On 18 April 2017, the Federal Government abolished the 457 visa programme in favour of a new Temporary Skills Shortage visa scheme ...
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How do deal with bullies at work? Thankfully, there are options as recent changes have set out a clear legal pathway for workplace bullying.

Workplace bullying – Bullying doesn’t just happen in the schoolyard

So, how to deal with bullies at work? Bullying in the workplace is a serious problem and one the Federal Government has taken steps to address with legislation.  The long term effect that bullying can have on mental health is well known.  There are more and ...
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Interview with Chris Pearce, Partner, at Blackwall Legal

Interview with Chris Pearce, Partner, at Blackwall Legal

Wow, new firm! Congratulations. Take us back 12 months. Where was Blackwall Legal conceived and what convinced you / your founding partners to make the jump? There is a lot of traditional thinking in law.  People do things because that’s the way they’ve always done ...
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