Month: May 2020

Domestic Violence: Stay of proceedings for abuse of process

Does the Magistrates Court have the power to grant a permanent stay of proceedings due to an abuse of process? In a recent appeal to a decision made by the Southport Magistrates Court, the District Court of Queensland discussed whether Magistrates Courts have the power to stay applications made under the Domestic and Family Violence …

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Superannuation payments splits - separated less than 12 months

What Separated Couples Need to Know About Superannuation Payment Splits?

Superannuation payment splits pursuant to financial agreements when parties have been separated for less than 12 months and the member’s total withdrawal value exceeds the low rate cap amount that financial year Each financial year, the Australian Taxation Office sets a ‘low rate cap amount’ which is a limit on taxable components for lump sum …

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Domestic-Violence

Free Uber rides for people experiencing domestic and family violence

As a result of people needing to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported domestic violence situations. It is a very scary and stressful time for many people who cannot readily escape their situation due to limited finances or no access to a …

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