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FWO Principal John Watson

Are SMSFs ‘an accident waiting to happen’?

Parliament passes new superannuation bill. Contact John Watson on 6650 7017 if you are unsure of the affect... Read more

FWO lawyer Jay Clowes

Is gambling addiction a disability?

Imagine you suspected that your employee was stealing from you. Now imagine what you might think if, when... Read more


Retail landlords could be in for a shock – are you ready?

The new Retail Leases Act is set to commence on 1 July this year – it will be the... Read more

FWO lawyer Jay Clowes

FWC hands down decision on penalty rates

When modern awards were introduced in 2010, the government built in a 4-year review process to ensure that... Read more

FWO lawyer Jay Clowes

Words in wills matter

What difference can a word make? The answer is “quite a lot”. The Supreme Court of NSW was... Read more

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Gowings’ show how a height limit is no limit at all

Gowings’ proposal for a hotel in Coffs Harbour shows how a height limit is no limit at all... Read more

FWO lawyer Jay Clowes

Unfair contracts update

We’ve all been in the position: you are entering into an agreement with a business that is far... Read more

FWO Principal John Watson

Clock ticking on top up of non-concessional super contributions

Now is the time to consider your non-concessional super contributions following significant changes coming into effect from 1... Read more

FWO Principal John Watson

New SMSF ‘Safe Harbour’ guidelines

In October and November 2015 the ATO announced that they will be reviewing SMSFs from 1 June 2016.... Read more


PPSR Business Guide

Despite the Personal Property Securities Register being 3 years old, it still causes a lot of confusion and... Read more

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