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If you’re looking for a website that can give you simple, easy to understand legal information on a range of topics, then this is the place for you. This site covers a range of Australian laws – business laws, debt laws, property laws, wills and estates, family law, defamation law, liquidation and insolvency and tax law. No matter how it may seem, you have rights. We’re here to help.

The key to resolving any dispute is knowing where you stand and then making a decision based on accurate information.

Usually the hardest part is working out where you stand so you can make a sound decision.

Know the Law – Australian’s Source of Legal Advice Online. It doesn’t matter if its a tax issue or dispute, a commercial law or contracts issue, a business issue, family law (including divorce, custody, wills), a property dispute, an issue on employment law, insolvency, migration, asset protection or defamation.  The whole wide range of laws come down to one principle:  know where you stand first and then make a sound decision found that foundation.

This means working out what your rights are, who to call, or what to read.  Everyone seems to be an expert and there is always someone out there who speaks with great confidence but doesn’t know what they are doing.  Its hard to find the right answer or know if what you are looking at is right.

We are hoping that the information we provide on this website helps you work out where you stand, or at least puts you on the right track.  Be it an issue with the ATO, the OSR (Revenue NSW or the state revenue office of any state), a commercial dispute, debt recovery dispute with a creditor or debtor, an issue with a liquidator who is probably chasing you for a payment of some kind, it doesn’t matter.

We are always happy to recommend lawyers and other professionals if you need help – tax lawyers, commercial lawyers, insolvency lawyers, family lawyers, property lawyers, wills lawyers, migration lawyers, accountants – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or national.  We have a broad network developed over decades of collective practice.

At the end of the day, the only way to get through a situation is to know where you stand and what your options are.

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Do you really have to pay GST to the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) on LVIG (Low Value Imported Goods

If you are from outside of Australia and running a website or otherwise sending goods to Australia, you might need to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST). In the last couple of years (from 1 July 2018) the Australian Government changed the law so that goods worth less than $1000 that...

ATO jobkeeper cash flow boost backs down in Court

We’re beating the ATO in Court on Jobkeeper and Cash Flow Boost

The ATO has been setting their own policy on the cash flow boost which is different to the law. When the rubber hits the road, the Courts will apply the law instead of the ATO policy (which is not the law). There is hope if you think that you qualify but the ATO policy says...

ATO pay back boost or jobkeeper

ATO wants you to pay back Jobkeeper or cash flow boost?

We’re starting to see people being asked to pay back the Jobkeeper or cash flow boost they received. Often this is after they’ve spent the money, and its putting them in a real bind. But you may not have to, because the ATO is getting the law wrong a lot (because its new, there are...

Surprise pay back ATO

ATO wants you to pay back the cash flow boost?

A lot of people have had trouble getting their cash flow boost. When they finally do, the ATO sometimes changes its mind and asks them to pay it back. Its happening now. Here is a video on what you can do if the ATO wants you to pay the cash flow boost back. We have a...

88K easements

5 Tips for dealing with easement requests by a developer (section 88K of the Conveyancing Act)

Has a neighbour approached you with a request that you agree to grant an easement, perhaps to run drainage through or drive over, over your land? If so, it is essential that know what your rights are, now and into the future. Your $$$$$$ compensation In most instances, you have...

Cash flow boost review or object

Cash flow boost refused? Video on what to do

Top tax lawyer gives 3 tips on what to do if your cash flow boost has been refused or isn’t coming through: Hope this video helps. Best of luck! Contact number is 02 7200 8200 and email is if you need it


3 Tips to get the ATO to pay you your cash flow boost or jobkeeper – objection or review

The Government recently introduced the cash flow boost for pretty much everyone who has employees. A lot of people got it, but some people missed out for various reasons, usually a technicality of some sort or just a processing delay. What is interesting is the ATO...

Tax office dirty tricks revealed

5 steps to a successful tax objection

If you came here just to get a template or sample tax objection form to use – click here. If you are interested in learning more about the process and how to do an objection, please read on. If the ATO has made a decision you are unhappy with, you may have the right to...

Director penalty notice defences

Director penalty notice defences – a how to guide

Have you received a director penalty notice? This is a standard letter for the ATO but it carries some serious implications for you.  You need to act quickly. First, the context.  The ATO is pursuing you because a company that you are or were the director of owes some...

ATO objection letter - how to do them

ATO objection letter – how to do them

Did you get a terrible result from an audit? You know deep down if the auditor got it wrong.  If they did, you can still get it fixed.  You’re the one who has to cop the tax debt – the auditor just moves on with their life – you’re the one who will keep getting

Tax office dirty tricks revealed

Tax office dirty tricks revealed

If you are in litigation with the ATO, expect them to use dirty tricks on you. Below is a list of the dirty tricks that I have personally seen used on my clients: Muddying the issue – when you appeal the ATO will sometimes “defend” a claim you did not make, thereby muddying the issue

insolvency -How to protect yourself from insolvent trading

Insolvency – How to protect yourself from insolvent trading

The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda has brought about some of the most significant insolvency law reforms in 30 years. The objective of these reforms is to encourage innovation, even after business failure. There is a stigma engrained in the Australia around...