Residential Tenancies

Following on from the announcements made in relation to commercial tenancies, the Queensland Government has taken steps to enact similar provisions in the Residential Tenancies legislation. There are four elements to the recent announcement which aims to introduce rules to prevent evictions, compulsory conciliation for Tenants and Landlords in circumstances where a Tenant is unable […] Read More.

Leases and COVID-19 Update

Following on from our recent article, the Federal Government has announced a mandatory Code of Conduct relating to commercial leases during COVID-19 with the intention for these measures to be legislated in the coming days and weeks in each state. This code applies to all tenants who are suffering financial stress or hardship as a […] Read More.

Leases & COVID-19

As you are likely aware, there have recently been a number of changes announced in relation to business closures which has had a significant impact on how we as a society function and created enormous financial impacts on the commercial/business sector. In an effort to aid as many businesses as possible, the Federal Government has […] Read More.

New Labour Hire Laws Now in Effect

The new Labour Hire Licenses Act 2017 commenced on 16 April 2017, in conjunction with the Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018. From 15 June 2018, all labour hire providers must ensure they have: a licence to provide labour hire services; or submitted an application for a licence. The new Act established a number of new […] Read More.

New Grants Available

Further to the recent Duties Act Changes the Queensland Government has recently announced that there are grants available to eligible primary producers when they seek expert professional advice. The Farm Management Scheme provides rebates of up to 50 per cent of the cost of professional advice received in relation to succession planning and the intergenerational […] Read More.

Duties Act Changes

Recent changes to the Duties Act in Queensland following the State budget make it much easier for farming families to transfer farmlands and farm business assets to other family members. Generally when property is transferred, stamp duty (transfer duty) is payable on the value of those assets. An exemption from duty has been available when […] Read More.

Being a Part of your Community

We at Finemore Walters & Story pride ourselves on giving back to the community that our clients and staff represent. For many years, the partners and staff have supported both local and national charities and we understand the importance of supporting others and we look for opportunities to support community organisations.