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International Wills

To simplify succession law in Australia, the Australian Government acceded to the Convention Providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will 1973 which entered into force for Australia on 10 March 2015. All states and territories have passed …
To 'simplify' succession law in  Australia, the Australian Government acceded to the Convention Providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an  International Will 1973 which entered… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2015/12/international-wills/

Nasty! Vanilla Discretionary Trusts and Foreign Takeovers Rules

If you have an extended family which includes foreigners, here is a real nasty contained in the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers regulatory Structure. Check out the new example of a foreign person for whom it is a criminal offence to acquire an inter…
If you have an extended family which includes foreigners, here is a real nasty contained in the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers regulatory Structure. Check out the new… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2015/12/nasty-vanilla-discretionary-trusts-and-foreign-takeovers-rules/

Border Protection Demanding Surrender of Australian Passports

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection officers are from time to time demanding the surrender of Australian passports from their holders. An Australian passport can be a valuable document, and in the face of a uniformed officer demand…
With the creation of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has come new uniforms and new attitudes So, you have passed the always mildly stressful process of… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2015/12/border-protection-demanding-surrender-australian-passports/