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National Firearm Amnesty – Don’t you get caught

If you have an unregistered or unwanted firearm or prohibited weapon, this is an opportunity to surrender it without any penalty. The Australian Government has partnered with Crime Stoppers Australia to implement a permanent national firearms amnesty, which will take effect on July 1, 2021, to keep Australians safe while allowing individuals with a legitimate […]

100% e-conveyancing to take effect in NSW by 11 October 2021

Anderson Boemi Lawyers Property Update: 100% e-conveyancing to take effect in NSW by 11 October 2021 On 5 July 2021, the New South Wales Registrar General announced changes to Land Titles and Conveyancing in New South Wales. The changes which will commence from 11 October 2021, will include:   All land dealings to be lodged […]

Effect of Divorce and Separation on a Will

Having an up-to-date and valid will is an essential part of caring for your family. To find out more about how separation and divorce can affect your Will read on. It is common for spouses to appoint each other as executor or executrix of each other’s Will and/or as one of the main beneficiaries of […]


Now that a COVID-19 vaccine is available in Australia, several workplaces have started wondering whether they can make the vaccine mandatory for employees. Similarly, many employees are currently unsure as to what their rights are. Read on to find out more.   The current laws   As at the date of this article, there are […]
Unfair dismissal claims are regularly brought by employees against employers upon termination of employment. However, strict timelines apply to both employees and employers. Further, strict guidelines apply in relation to who can make an unfair dismissal claim. Read on to find out more. Under section 390 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) a dismissed employee can make […]

NorthConnex – New Roads, More Tolls, Fines, Rebates and Confusion

The NorthConnex tunnel motorway is finally here. Expected to open within the next week (hopefully), the NorthConnex tunnel promises to make significant changes to the all too familiar Pennant Hills Road traffic jam. Trucks will largely be removed from Pennant Hills Road with a $194.00 fine for those drivers who choose to avoid the tunnel […]


First home buyers may be entitled to either a full exemption or a discounted rate of their stamp duty liability. If you are a first home buyer and you purchase a property between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021, you may be eligible for the following exemptions/discounts if the value of your purchase is […]

Electronic Witnessing of Documents

Covid-19 has forced change in many areas of business, including in the legal profession. Traditionally, rules for the signing (execution) of documents have required the signatory (i.e. the person signing the document) to sign in the physical presence of the witness (or witnesses). For example, in relation to will, the law required the will maker […]

Illegal Knife Possession in Public or School

Possessing a knife in a public place or school is a crime under section 11C of the Summary Offences Act 1988 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and/or a fine of $2,200. To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant: 1. Possessed a knife, and […]

What does the law say about causing bushfires?

The criminal law in New South Wales contains a rage of offences which prohibits lighting fires without lawful authority. The offence of “causing a bushfire” is contained in section 203E of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 21 years in prison. To establish an offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable […]