Budgeting for expenditure (particularly over the long term) is more an art than a science, but every body corporate must have budgets for their administration and sinking funds....read more
The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017....read more
In last week’s budget, the Government announced measures aimed to encourage older Australians to downsize. The Government has stated the intention of the incentive is to help free up property supply for younger families (which we suspect…...read more
The body corporate lost again. All bodies corporate regulated by the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 in Queensland have a statutory obligation to act reasonably. This is imposed by section 94.
Sham contracting09 May
If you follow the national media, you will see a fair bit of commentary around sham contracting at the moment.
Hynes Legal is proud to announce that three of the firm’s team members have, once again, featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2017/18.
The WA Coroner has released a report following an inquest into the death of care of a home care recipient.
The San Francisco based home sharing juggernaut just keeps growing. It is affecting accommodation supply worldwide, but also in our little part of the planet.
In a landmark decision the Fair Work Commission today ruled that existing Sunday penalty rates in Hospitality and Retail Awards no longer achieve modern award objectives and do not provide a fair and relevant safety net.
On Monday 13 February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill) was passed by both houses and is now awaiting Royal Assent.
Hot on the heels of the lot entitlement review recommendations, we now have the recommendations paper in response to another of the BCCMA option papers.
There are new requirements for smoke alarms in all dwellings (being houses or units) from 1 January this year.
The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court. There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision-making obligations are based on.
- Lot entitlements - Can you unscramble the egg?10 Oct
- Christmas is approaching - is it time to give notice?07 Oct
- Industrial relations considerations in outsourcing and offshoring05 Oct
- Eyewitness account was not sufficient proof of elder abuse 20 Sep
- The golden rules of by-law enforcement 14 Sep
- The dead hand of government in aged care reform 13 Sep
- FWO cracking down on employment conditions in the aged care and disability service industries – it's time to get your house in order!12 Sep
- Domestic Violence Orders – businesses make take reasonable steps to accommodate workers12 Sep
- Brisbane City Council announces policies to promote aged care and retirement development31 Aug
- Recent Coroner's decision emphasises need to ensure Falls Policies are updated18 Aug
- Capital refurbishment fees/ asset replacement fees/ administration fees/ room reinstatement fees - maximising revenue within the confines of the legislation26 Jul
- Another version of the Form 6 is live22 Jul
- Pokémon player gets hit by a car – are employers liable?19 Jul
- Industrial relations: Election result - tougher penalties and a stronger watchdog 13 Jul
- Latest version of the Form 6 is live06 Jul