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What rate of tax does my private company pay?

From 1 July 2018, the rules for determining the rate of tax paid by a company changed to depend on whether your company is a ‘base rate entity’. ... read on


Domestic and Family Violence Leave - what do you need to know?

As a result of the unfortunate increases in the instances of Domestic Violence within Australia, provisions relating to an entitlement for Family and Domestic Violence Leave have been incorporated into the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) as a term to be included in all modern awards. ... read on


Construction News: NCC Changes Live & Govt Calls for Submissions

In Brief: NCC Changes & Government Taskforce ... read on


Paper titles come to an end

From 1 October 2019 paper versions of Certificates of Title for property in Queensland will no longer have any legal effect. ... read on


Cyber attack in your business: legal obligations, options and liability

Cyber attacks are on the rise in Australia, particularly those which target businesses - often with quite sophisticated methods. ... read on


Ashes to Ashes: Whose dust?

The age old saying, “Where there’s a Will, there’s relatives” rings true, but notwithstanding the Will, who has the right to possess the deceased’s ashes? ... read on


New proposal on the table - Director Identification Numbers

As part of it's efforts to combat illegal "phoenix" activity, the Federal Government has proposed new legislation that will result in all company directors receiving a unique identification number. ... read on


Flexible Working Requests: You can’t say No!

Due to recent changes to the Fair Work legislation, it is no longer possible for an employer to simply say “No”, when an employee asks for flexible working arrangements. ... read on


Combustible Cladding - first deadline approaching

The first deadline in the State Government’s combustible cladding review process is 29 March 2019. ... read on


But the Doctor told me so!

Where an employee is suffering from an injury or illness, it is not uncommon for an employer to send them off for a medical examination to determine whether or not they are fit to return to work - an employer should be able to rely upon this medical opinion… right? ... read on


$700 saved costs family $50,000

This scenario yet again highlights the importance of seeking legal advice when preparing your estate planning documents. ... read on


Dismissal because of domestic violence deemed not discrimination

In January last year, in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Deputy President Swan dismissed a complaint made by a worker that claimed she had been sexually discriminated against by her employer due to an unfortunate event of domestic violence. ... read on


Sushi case confirms employer record-keeping requirements

An underpaying sushi business is the first to be charged by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) utilising under a new reverse onus of proof law that puts the pressure back on employers to refute fishy conduct in court. ... read on


Exporter Update - 1 March 2019 Air Freight Security Requirements

From 1 March 2019 export air cargo, regardless of destination, will need to be examined at piece-level or originate from a Known Consignor. These measures are designed around improving aviation security. ... read on


PPSR Security Interests will start to expire this year.

If you have a security interest registered on the PPSR that is falling due for renewal this year, then you must take to take steps to extend the registration (if you still require the registration), particularly if you wish to maintain your priority position. ... read on


What made you click, scroll and read in 2018

Throughout 2018 CGLaw published legal updates to our network of clients, referrers, and business associates. We pride ourselves on this activity, and in many instances are first to publish these updates, well ahead of larger firms and others in the region. ... read on


Big Ideas Summit - Sponsorship & Discount Tickets

Clifford Gouldson is pleased to announce that we are the Summit Partner for the Big Ideas Summit coming up on 24 July 2017. ... read on


Women in Leadership Conference

If you haven't registered for this event it's not too late! ... read on


CGCollect - Now offering easy online payment

Last year we launched the CGCollect service to provide our clients with an easy, affordable, online way to pursue unpaid debts. The service is now even easier to use with the addition of an online payment facility. ... read on


Window on China Landline Special

In case you missed it the Landline Special, "Window on China", is now available on ABC iView here. ... read on


It's just not cricket! CG's team competes in Hutchison's Corporate Challenge

Friday 7 October saw the running of the 2016 Hutchinsons Corporate Challenge at the Toowoomba Tennis International. Getting into the dress up theme, and wary of some fast serving competition, the CG team donned cricket gear including pads, helmets and "other" protection as required. ... read on


A dream is realised as Alyssa summits Mt Everest

By now many of you will have heard that Toowoomba's own Alyssa Azar has achieved her long held dream of becoming the youngest Australian to reach the summit of Mount Everest. ... read on


An update on Alyssa Azar's Mount Everest climb

Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is proud to be a sponsor of local mountain climber Alyssa Azar and her attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. ... read on


CGLaw Major Sponsor for Innovation, Leadership & Strategy Summit 2016

Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Innovation, Leadership & Strategy Summit. Our firm is committed to developing new and innovative approaches to practising law so our association with this signature innovation and leadership event is a natural fit. ... read on


Thank you for 10 years of support

During the last ten years our practice has grown and developed. We've expanded into new areas of law, added quite a few staff, an extra director and we no longer fit around Ben's kitchen table. ... read on


Business Essentials: Are simple documents killing your business?

Quotes, Invoices and Terms & Conditions: What should they look like and how will they stand up when a dispute arises? ... read on


CGCollect.com.au - Debt recovery made easy

Clifford Gouldson is pleased to introduce CGCollect.com.au. ... read on


Business Essentials: Litigation

The reality is that many of us will eventually find ourselves involved in a legal dispute, especially if we're in business. Join us for an insight into some recent disputes we've handled for our clients. ... read on


New Heads of Litigation & Construction

Clifford Gouldson is pleased to announce the appointment of two new heads of section in our Litigation and Construction practice areas. ... read on


CGLaw livestreams with Periscope

We're always looking for new ways to connect to our clients and business colleagues so when technology comes along that gives us a new way of doing that we like to test it out. ... read on


Business Essentials: Intellectual Property - Dumb & Dumber 3

Real life case studies of errors smart people have made with the IP and how much it cost to fix them! ... read on


Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Launch Reminder

A reminder to RSVP to join us for the opening of the third annual Clifford Gouldson Lawyers Artist-in-Residence Exhibition ... read on


Business Essentials: Tax, Structures & Planning

PARTNERSHIPS, TRUSTS, COMPANIES AND MORE! Is your business structure holding you back? Is it costing you money? Putting your assets at risk? ... read on


Artist-in-Residence Announced

We are pleased to announce the selection of Laura Douglas as the Clifford Gouldson Lawyers Artist-in-Residence. ... read on


Innovation, Leadership & Strategy Summit 2015 - Don't Miss Out! 80% of tickets already sold!

As the Major Sponsor we have negotiated a special deal for our clients and associates – a $100 discount per ticket! ... read on


Amanda Tolson welcomed as CGLaw director

It is with a sense of excitement that we write to advise you of a momentous event in the history of Clifford Gouldson Lawyers. Congratulations to Amanda Tolson on becoming a Director and equal shareholder of Clifford Gouldson with effect from yesterday 27 October 2014. ... read on


Clifford Gouldson Major Sponsor of Innovative Leadership Summit

Clifford Gouldson Lawyers recognises the importance of developing leadership skills within its own business and the contribution these skills can make to the success of any business. That's why we are proud to be a major sponsor of the 2014 Innovative Leadership Summit here in Toowoomba. ... read on


Artist-in-Residence Applications Now Open

Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is now seeking applications from local artists for the second year of its highly regarded Artist-in-Residence Program. After a successful inaugural program in 2013 the firm will again offer one local artist the opportunity to work with and develop a profile with the Toowoomba business community. ... read on


Bringing Art to the Business World

Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is excited about the opportunity to bring the artistic community into a world that is often more about facts, figures and legal argument.. ... read on


Bringing Art to Business

Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is pleased to launch our first Artist in Residence Program. ... read on


ITSA Name Change

From this Thursday, 15 August 2013, the Insolvency & Trustee Service Australia (ITSA) will change its name to the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA). ... read on


MEDrefer to streamline the referral process

Congratulations to our client MEDrefer on their recent official launch at Parliament House in Brisbane. ... read on


Workplace Audits Coming For The Hospitality Industry

If you are a business which operates a pub or bar or provides accommodation you may have recently received a letter from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) as part of a new national education and compliance campaign. More than 25,000 businesses are being. ... read on


Attorney-General To Reduce Red Tape For Business

Clifford Gouldson was pleased to sponsor the recent Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce breakfast where Attorney General Bleijie spoke. Around 100 guests heard the Attorney General discuss a variety of topics relating to legislative change and reform ... read on


National Minimum Wage Lifted By $17.10

Fair Work Australia has announced an increase in the weekly national minimum wage of $17.10. This will take it to $606.40 per week, or $15.96 per hour, from 1 July 2012. The increase was less than the $26-a-week pay rise sought by the ACTU, an ... read on


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