Well, at least that's over... for now. It really wasn't going to end any other way. Ultimately, the Australian government (on behalf of the Australian people) has the power and the responsibility for controlling who comes to Australia - and so it should. Why even attempt to fight a country's sovereign power? It would have been better for all involved if he had left on his own accord long before being forced.
Requiring positive compliance by imposing negative consequences? When testing centres cannot cope with the demand, insufficient rapid antigen testing kits available to buy, and a fine for not reporting a positive result, is there any incentive (or what's the benefit) for anyone to get tested or self-test?
Coronavirus, vaccination, and public health. Law, human rights, and immigration. Sport, event management, and business. Government policies, bureaucracy, and politics. This story covers so many areas with so many people with a vested interest in its outcomes (or at least the attention it brings).
The Federal Circuit Court judge hearing Novak Djokovic's application to remain in Australia says he is "agitated" about the treatment of the tennis star, given he held a medical exemption granted by a...
Masks and check-ins are back (and, in our view, should never have been removed in the first place). No lockdowns (yet or maybe never), but the premier has urged that if you're going out to socialise you shouldn't mingle... errr ummm or something like that.
Something really needs to be done about the building industry, at least in New South Wales. The number of high rise buildings with defects or fail to meet building standards is a real and serious concern. For clients settling on new or off-the-plan apartments, their fear of defects is justified. It's no longer just a possibility, but rather a possibility or even an expectation. For those who have settled over the last few weeks, it's not the kind of thing they wanted to have to deal with over the Christmas period. Really takes the excitement away from buying a new home.
Masks or no masks? Regulated or not. We're wearing masks - if not for our own safety, but also for those around us. Queensland has 100-200 new cases and they've already re-introduced the requirements. New South Wales has some 3,000-4,000 new cases, and we're asking other states and everyone else to 'just chill'... just like us. What's wrong if other people or states want to take precautions?
Of course masks should be mandated. You can’t rely on individuals to do the right thing.
Mask mandates are better than lockdowns.
When Gladys was in charge, we were on the right track. now with this dipshit in-charge we are heading backwards fast.
Headline grabbing? No, the kids didn't buy the house. Their father did. Ok, maybe the kids contributed from their 'savings'... what savings? Savings imply earnings to begin with. The story of parents helping children buy property is nothing new, especially from what we've noticed within the last 10-15 years or so as property prices have continued to climb. Maybe not as young as 6 years old, but still - the bank of mum and dad still prevails strong.
We’re still wearing masks but have reluctantly stopped asking people whether they’re vaccinated or making them check in. It’s already challenging enough asking some people to comply even when the regulations were in place and it’s likely to be impossible without them.
This is interesting. We had expected a spike in cases by the end of October, after Sydney came out of the lockdown on 11 October. Maybe this is a delayed reaction or the result of Omicron variant. It was potentially always going to get worse before it gets better. Just in time for Christmas... great.
Manuka honey can come from Australia as well? Manuka honey is honey made from the manuka tree, which is found in both Australia and New Zealand. Should it be a trade mark owned by New Zealand producers?
ROAD RULES 2014, s189 - Double parking (1) A driver must not stop on a road if to do so would put any part of the vehicle that he or she is driving between a vehicle that is parked on the road and the centre of the road.
Would it have made a difference to what you think/feel when you read this article if he wasn't a magistrate? What is it about this story that catches the public attention? Is it the age difference? Is it the perceived position/power difference? Or is it both and the nature of their relationships and what it means in terms of entitlement/justification for receiving benefits?
The mother of a young Victorian court clerk who took her own life after her controversial relationship with an older magistrate was made public has reached a settlement over her daughter’s superannu...
What do you think of when someone says 'ugg' boots? Is it a specific brand or has it become a generic term used to describe sheepskin boots? Australians and Americans may perceive this may be very different.
Another article on the dangers of buying now and paying later - perhaps it's just that time of year. Debt isn't always bad (and in fact, it's often necessary or beneficial to leverage and to know how to leverage), but poor management or poor use of debt can be dangerous.
Be careful where you put your money? The volatility of cryptocurrency means that there's potential for massive gains (but also massive losses). If that wasn't already enough to worry about, where you store your crypto and who you trade with/through just adds another level of risk.
Liquidators have been called in to wind up another prominent Australian crypto trading platform, with furious customers reportedly down thousands of dollars after being unable to access their accounts...
Should tenants be responsible for damage to rented properties caused by fire, even if it's accidental and unintentional? If insurers won't pursue tenants, will this kind of event affect landlord insurance premiums? Should uninsured landlords pursue tenants for accidental fire damage?
It was only a matter of time wasn't it? Public life is already tough enough without scandal or controversy. Even though he said he'd hang around (and fight it out) after a while it becomes impossible to justify.
Are you planning on travelling overseas? We've seen an increase in the number of people applying/reapplying for Australian and overseas passports, and more and more people have been talking about travelling overseas. Is the pandemic over or is it just beginning (again)?
Sometimes conveyancing transactions don't go according to plan - for many reasons, some within your control and some outside of your control. Whatever the case may be, having contingency plans, allowing extra time for processing and turnaround, quick decision making and fast/pre-emptive action avoids or reduces the consequences of whatever might/could happen. Extended settlement, proceeds from the sale of other properties, contribution of life savings from her father... some thing doesn't quite add up. Wrong tick box? Who ticked it? Who checked it? Multiple people at different levels didn't pick it up sooner or was everything just left to the last minute?
Hmmm... this is going to get complicated. Some people have already started to complain about our check in and vaccination requirements declaring that "no one does it anymore". Calls from unvaccinated people have started to increase, many denying to know that they had to be vaccinated and refusing to wait until restrictions are lifted.
Rents in Sydney and Melbourne remain more affordable than those in Hobart, according to the annual Rental Affordability Index. Perth has seen the greatest decline in affordability out of the capital c...
Backfires? This story is still in the news. Decisions have consequences either way. Nothing is straightforward, but what's clear is that if you don't have the funds, you can't buy the property regardless of whether there's a 'grace period' or a 'notice period'.
Why is this happening? When you consider the number of certifications that building work must go through for the approval process, how do we end up with defective buildings across Sydney - and it's not just one or two?
The state's building commissioner tells the building inquiry he's investigating apartment complexes in Lindfield, Mascot and Roseville and has urged builder Icon to "stop spending money on litigation"...
The operators of a rent-for-life scam that ripped off seniors and left some homeless have been deemed potentially criminal by the corporate watchdog, which was blasted at a parliamentary inquiry for n...
Forfeiture of deposit is a real risk for failing to have funds available at the time of settlement - regardless of whether there's a "two-week grace period", as reported in this article, or not. Nothing 'greedy about that'. The buyers were supposed to pay, but they didn't. In NSW, the grace period is basically the notice period (ie, putting the defaulting party on notice that the contract will be terminated if they continue to not comply).
Emails reveal police knew tea thought to be drugs was not an illegal substance while mother and daughter were sitting in jailBy James Wilson • Reporter7:12pm Nov 16, 2021 Tweet Facebook Mail A Sydne...
Inheriting a property may be the only way some Aussies will ever own the roof over their head, a central bank spokeswoman has suggested, while the Finance Brokers Association has warned of a looming a...
Only seems like yesterday that we were reporting on their last price increase... but that was last year. With the increasing number of options for paid and free on demand streaming services, is it reasonable to expect subscription fees to come down instead of go up?
Netflix hikes subscription fees for Australian usersBy Stuart Marsh • Senior Producer11:29am Nov 11, 2021 Tweet Facebook Mail Some Australian Netflix users can expect the cost of their subscription ...
Morrison says he won't 'force' Australians into driving electric vehiclesBy Stuart Marsh • Senior Producer11:47am Nov 9, 2021 Tweet Facebook Mail Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will not force...
Oh well, this is why some people (specifically celebrities) sometimes need public relations representatives and agents looking after them. What did he have to gain from his actions? Or did he just miss the publicity? "Don't you know who I am?" For someone with such a profile, he really gives the authorities no choice by to make him into an example of what happens when anyone fails to comply with the public health orders.
While we've had some challenging telephone interactions about the need for vaccination and masks etc, it's a very very small minority. For the most part, everyone has been understanding and supportive of our COVID Safety Plan and follow our new policies and procedures for appointments.