What to do when a loved one passes away

June 1, 2023

Handling the death of someone you love can be one of the most challenging experiences in life. When a loved one passes away, complex emotions rise to the surface, depending on the quality of your relationship with the one who died. You may need to...[Read More]

Win for Aussie manuka producers in trans-Tasman tussle

May 24, 2023

Australian honey producers have welcomed a New Zealand trademark win that will allow them to continue to use the name manuka honey. New Zealand producers had been trying since 2015 to stop any other country from using the word manuka, claiming...[Read More]

Determining the Right Business Structure (from day one)

May 18, 2023

All successful businesses depend on a solid and dependable structure. While you can always work it out as you go, improvisation in the business world is inefficient, highly risky, and likely to lead to failure. Getting the right systems in place...[Read More]

Rental rights you didn’t know you had

May 11, 2023

Homeownership in Australia is becoming increasingly unattainable for many, resulting in a surge in the number of renters. Tenants face numerous challenges, such as limited rental properties, high rents, and poor-quality housing stock. If you’re a...[Read More]

Importance of Discussing Inheritance Planning With Your Family

May 4, 2023

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]

Widow of AFL great calls for better concussion support

April 26, 2023

The loved ones of concussed AFL players have shared heartbreaking stories of tragedy and loss while calling on the league to provide more support after head injuries. Speaking at a senate inquiry into concussions on Wednesday, widow Anita Frawley...[Read More]

AFL culture around concussion must change, inquiry told

April 26, 2023

The Australian Football League must introduce a policy around chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and change its culture around concussions to better protect players, experts have told an inquiry. About 80 players are diagnosed with concussion...[Read More]

Ex-Geelong star Gary Ablett Sr sues AFL ‘for millions’

April 19, 2023

Football legend Gary Ablett Sr is suing the AFL and two clubs, seeking millions of dollars in compensation for ongoing damage suffered from concussions. Ablett on Monday launched proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court against the AFL, Geelong...[Read More]

Guarantor definition

April 13, 2023

Issuing loans or lending money comes with certain risks. This is why the majority of lenders require that borrowers provide a guarantor for their loan. If the borrower is unable to repay the debt on their own, a guarantor promises to do so in their...[Read More]

The Importance of Early Estate Planning

April 6, 2023

Estate planning is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning. For many Australians, it is seen as something to be dealt with later in life, if at all. However, estate planning should begin as early as possible to ensure a smooth...[Read More]

Family law reform to fix ‘complex and confusing’ system

March 29, 2023

Children will be put at the centre of proposed law reforms to make court processes for separating families simpler and safer. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the current parenting framework in the Family Law Act was complex, confusing and in some...[Read More]

What Does Protecting Your Family Entail?

March 23, 2023

Protecting one’s family is a vital aspect of parenting, and every parent has their own unique ideas about what it means to keep their loved ones safe. As a parent, you feel the need to protect and keep your children safe, especially in the early...[Read More]

It’s not easy being the executor of an estate

March 16, 2023

Being appointed as the executor of an estate is a significant responsibility that requires careful consideration. While it may be an honour to be entrusted with this important role by a loved one, the reality is that estates can be quite...[Read More]

Succession Planning and Testamentary Trusts

March 9, 2023

The significance of choosing the appropriate structure to make the protection and maintenance of your assets possible cannot be overstated. This is necessary regardless of whether you have acquired your fortune on your own or through inheritance. In...[Read More]

We Need To Talk: Bringing Up The Divorce Conversation

March 2, 2023

If you are in a loveless and miserable marriage, you might consider divorce to regain happiness. While the divorce process has complexities that might put you off the topic, you can get past the challenges you fear and have a successful...[Read More]