Witnessing wills and powers of attorney by videoconference

Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response – Wills & Enduring Documents) – Regulation 2020 (Regulation) The Queensland Government has today published the Regulation setting out how wills and enduring powers of attorney (EPOAs) may be witnessed by video link. The Regulation may be accessed here: https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/whole/html/asmade/sl-2020-0072 The Regulation acts to deem that [...]

2020-05-19T08:42:33+10:00May 15th, 2020|

Video witnessing Queensland wills

Parliaments around Australia are passing new legislation to help the wheels of commerce turn during these difficult coronavirus times. Succession law has also had considerable difficulties in dealing with the quarantine and isolation restrictions when signing and witnessing wills and powers of attorney. A will needs 2 independent witnesses and a [...]

2020-04-24T13:39:11+10:00April 24th, 2020|

State Revenue exemptions to tighten for Queensland charities

Anew law which will have an impact on charities was recently passed by the Queensland Parliament. Charities currently accessing  state revenue exemptions via their status as a ‘charitable institution’ should be aware of the changes it brings, although the Queensland Treasurer has promised that those already registered will not suffer as a result of the [...]

2018-12-02T12:52:57+10:00November 9th, 2018|
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