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Proposed new laws to address workplace sexual harassment

Snapshot of the Federal Government’s proposed new laws to address sexual harassment and the AHRC’S governance recommendations for ASX senior leaders & investors On 24 June 2021, the Federal Government released its Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) which details proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) … Read more

Further clarification of limitation period for building actions in Victoria

Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation No.1 & Ors In the case of Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation No.1 & Ors [2021] VSC 338, the Victorian Supreme Court decided that where multiple occupancy permits are issued, the date of the last occupancy permit is the relevant date for calculating the 10-year limitation … Read more

Defining the de facto relationship

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, provisional data released for January to June 2020 shows a 31.9% decrease in marriages in Australia. While the current rate of marriages is declining, the ever-changing structure of relationships and family units continues to call into question the rights and entitlements to a property settlement for separating de … Read more

Super Alert – 18 June 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. Several superannuation Bills have been passed this week including the significant Your Future, Your Super reforms. Parliament has also amended the ‘bring forward’ rules for non-concessional contributions, set the new interest rate for family law splits and made changes to the AML/CTF Rules. Parliament – … Read more

Separation, re-partnering and intestacy


Posted By and on 15/06/21

Intestate estate where deceased twice ‘tribally married’ – Re Estate of Bunduck [2021] NTSC 12 (unreported BC202103987) The deceased was an Indigenous man who died intestate. He was survived by his wife and four adult children. He had married his wife in a tribal ceremony. The Northern Territory intestacy provisions require that where the value … Read more