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6th April 2020

One Year Anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Andrew Gardiner Law in Mooloolaba!

It’s been a wonderful year and we look forward to helping Sunshine Coast residents with their legal needs – both in Mooloolaba and at our new Nambour branch – for years to come.

Thank you to all our loyal clients. If you have any questions relating to COVID-19 or any other legal matter, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!

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24th March 2020

Firm bucks trend, backs Nambour

Andrew Gardiner Law is encouraging more businesses to invest in Nambour as it announces its expansion into the hinterland.

Director Andrew Gardiner, who has practiced law for nearly three decades in Mooloolaba, decided the addition of the Nambour location would better serve hinterland clients who may prefer to handle their legal matters locally.  Read More

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IS IT LEGAL FOR AUSTRALIAN STATES TO CLOSE THEIR BORDERS? (THE CLIVE PALMER POST)
 
Section 92 of the Constitution says “trade, commerce, and intercourse among the States … shall be absolutely free.” Does this mean the COVID-19 border closings are illegal?
 
There had been a distinct lack of commentary on the topic until our favourite litigant, Clive Palmer, announced he will be taking Western Australia to the High Court as early as this week. Apparently, he wanted to jet into the state to do some business.

Clive puts his case so eloquently: Closing down the border is not only an act of stupidity by WA Premier Mark McGowan, but it is against the Australian Constitution and I am confident the High Court will see it that way as well.”
 
Section 92 does not stop certain restrictions being placed on interstate travel, but such restrictions are generally for health purposes. For example, Victorians used to confiscate fruit at their borders to eradicate the fruit fly. Testing people for COVID-19 at borders would be reasonable.
 
The WA approach, however, is that people are no longer able to enter WA unless they tick a box (such as government officials) or an exemption is granted (such as attending a funeral). 
 
Who will win? The law on Section 92 is not settled. In our humble opinion, the restriction to enter should have been health-based rather than based on a discretion of the WA government.
 
What do you think about it all? Share your thoughts below…

#law #lawyer #legal #borderclosings #covid19 #constitution #australia #queensland

IS IT LEGAL FOR AUSTRALIAN STATES TO CLOSE THEIR BORDERS? (THE CLIVE PALMER POST)

Section 92 of the Constitution says “trade, commerce, and intercourse among the States … shall be absolutely free.” Does this mean the COVID-19 border closings are illegal?

There had been a distinct lack of commentary on the topic until our favourite litigant, Clive Palmer, announced he will be taking Western Australia to the High Court as early as this week. Apparently, he wanted to jet into the state to do some business.

Clive puts his case so eloquently: "Closing down the border is not only an act of stupidity by WA Premier Mark McGowan, but it is against the Australian Constitution and I am confident the High Court will see it that way as well.”

Section 92 does not stop certain restrictions being placed on interstate travel, but such restrictions are generally for health purposes. For example, Victorians used to confiscate fruit at their borders to eradicate the fruit fly. Testing people for COVID-19 at borders would be reasonable.

The WA approach, however, is that people are no longer able to enter WA unless they tick a box (such as government officials) or an exemption is granted (such as attending a funeral).

Who will win? The law on Section 92 is not settled. In our humble opinion, the restriction to enter should have been health-based rather than based on a discretion of the WA government.

What do you think about it all? Share your thoughts below…

#law #lawyer #legal #borderclosings #covid19 #constitution #australia #queensland
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Another fascinating post! It had never occurred to me to question whether the border closings were legal under the Constitution. Let's see if Clive gets his way....

The assumption being the restriction is not health based?

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT OFFERS GRANT TO SMALL BUSINESSES

If you’re a small business located in Queensland that has been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access a grant of up to $10,000 to adapt and sustain your operations. 

To be eligible, your business must:

• have been subject to closure or otherwise highly impacted by shutdown restrictions announced by Queenslands Chief Health Officer on March 23, 2020

• have a business revenue that has been significantly impacted since March 23, 2020 over a minimum 1-month period due to the onset and management of COVID-19

• employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant

• have a valid ABN active as at March 23, 2020

• be registered for GST

• have a Queensland headquarters

• have an annual turnover over $75,000 for the last financial year

• have a payroll of less than $1.3 million

• not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

Applications opened on May 19, 2020 and 32 percent of the total funds have already been requested. Once the program budget has been fully allocated, applications will close. Get in quick! 

You can apply online here:
https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/adaption

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#law #lawyer #lawfirm #smallbusinessgrant #adaptiongrant #covid19 #queensland #sunshinecoast

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT OFFERS GRANT TO SMALL BUSINESSES

If you’re a small business located in Queensland that has been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access a grant of up to $10,000 to adapt and sustain your operations.

To be eligible, your business must:

• have been subject to closure or otherwise highly impacted by shutdown restrictions announced by Queensland's Chief Health Officer on March 23, 2020

• have a business revenue that has been significantly impacted since March 23, 2020 over a minimum 1-month period due to the onset and management of COVID-19

• employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant

• have a valid ABN active as at March 23, 2020

• be registered for GST

• have a Queensland headquarters

• have an annual turnover over $75,000 for the last financial year

• have a payroll of less than $1.3 million

• not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

Applications opened on May 19, 2020 and 32 percent of the total funds have already been requested. Once the program budget has been fully allocated, applications will close. Get in quick!

You can apply online here:
www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/adaption

Share this post with a friend who could use it.

#law #lawyer #lawfirm #smallbusinessgrant #adaptiongrant #covid19 #queensland #sunshinecoast
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2 weeks ago

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Were always so grateful to receive positive feedback from our loyal clients. Well done, Kellie Leis 👏🏻

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We're always so grateful to receive positive feedback from our loyal clients. Well done, Kellie Leis 👏🏻

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3 weeks ago

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DO YOU NEED TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS?

You have just started a new online business that you can operate from home during COVID-19 and beyond. You want to make money. Do you really need the legal mumbo jumbo? Yes, you do!

While most people never read the terms and conditions, it is important for you to post them somewhere on your website. When your customers ‘click through’ to accept the terms and conditions, they enter into a contract with you. This contract sets the conditions of your sales and may be used to limit your liability.

Here is an example. Molly’s high-end fashion shop has closed its doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Molly wants to sell her stock to earn some money. She sets up her own website and starts selling. She is smart and her terms and conditions:

• Set the conditions of her sales and her returns policy
• Limit her liability as much as possible
• Allow her to collect her customers’ information
• Allow her to sell her customers’ IP addresses to high-end retail chains (earning her extra income)

Although Ts&Cs might seem like a pain, they can work to your advantage. Harness their power!

If you need help setting up terms and conditions for your website, click “Book now” to book a phone consultation with us.

#law #lawyer #lawfirm #termsandconditions #onlinebusiness #covid19 #sunshinecoast

DO YOU NEED TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS?

You have just started a new online business that you can operate from home during COVID-19 and beyond. You want to make money. Do you really need the legal mumbo jumbo? Yes, you do!

While most people never read the terms and conditions, it is important for you to post them somewhere on your website. When your customers ‘click through’ to accept the terms and conditions, they enter into a contract with you. This contract sets the conditions of your sales and may be used to limit your liability.

Here is an example. Molly’s high-end fashion shop has closed its doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Molly wants to sell her stock to earn some money. She sets up her own website and starts selling. She is smart and her terms and conditions:

• Set the conditions of her sales and her returns policy
• Limit her liability as much as possible
• Allow her to collect her customers’ information
• Allow her to sell her customers’ IP addresses to high-end retail chains (earning her extra income)

Although Ts&Cs might seem like a pain, they can work to your advantage. Harness their power!

If you need help setting up terms and conditions for your website, click “Book now” to book a phone consultation with us.

#law #lawyer #lawfirm #termsandconditions #onlinebusiness #covid19 #sunshinecoast
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4 weeks ago

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SEARCHING FOR A FIRST-RATE SUNSHINE COAST CONVEYANCER?

We were thrilled to welcome highly experienced conveyancing manager Kellie Leis to the Andrew Gardiner Law team when we opened our new Nambour branch in March.

Kellie began her career in the legal industry straight out of high school. She started as an office junior at a Nambour law firm before getting into conveyancing and overseeing the conveyancing departments at two successful local firms for many years.

With 24 years of experience in the industry, Kellie is highly regarded for her conveyancing expertise. She loves helping her clients achieve what is often the most important purchase of their lives. During COVID-19, she has been offering her clients extra support and helping them understand their contractual rights and obligations.

“We’re here to assist and guide you through these challenging times,” says Kellie. “For us, it’s business as usual. No matter how big or small your query might be, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
 
When shes not overseeing client settlements and ensuring transactions are fully buttoned up, Kellie loves spending time with her family. She’s looking forward to the day where she can drive her three kids to their soccer and dance lessons again in the family “taxi”.

You can reach Kellie on (07) 5391 4907 or nambour@andrewgardinerlaw.com.au

#law #lawyer #lawfirm #conveyancing #contract #covid19 #knowyourrights #sunshinecoast #andrewgardinerlaw

SEARCHING FOR A FIRST-RATE SUNSHINE COAST CONVEYANCER?

We were thrilled to welcome highly experienced conveyancing manager Kellie Leis to the Andrew Gardiner Law team when we opened our new Nambour branch in March.

Kellie began her career in the legal industry straight out of high school. She started as an office junior at a Nambour law firm before getting into conveyancing and overseeing the conveyancing departments at two successful local firms for many years.

With 24 years of experience in the industry, Kellie is highly regarded for her conveyancing expertise. She loves helping her clients achieve what is often the most important purchase of their lives. During COVID-19, she has been offering her clients extra support and helping them understand their contractual rights and obligations.

“We’re here to assist and guide you through these challenging times,” says Kellie. “For us, it’s business as usual. No matter how big or small your query might be, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

When she's not overseeing client settlements and ensuring transactions are fully buttoned up, Kellie loves spending time with her family. She’s looking forward to the day where she can drive her three kids to their soccer and dance lessons again in the family “taxi”.

You can reach Kellie on (07) 5391 4907 or nambour@andrewgardinerlaw.com.au

#law #lawyer #lawfirm #conveyancing #contract #covid19 #knowyourrights #sunshinecoast #andrewgardinerlaw
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She is outstanding!!! Dealt with her before and currently . Thank you Kellie and well done Andrew Gardiner for recruiting her !

Highly recommended Kellie Have used her personally and recommend her to my clients due to her efficiency and professionalism

Chelsea Clark

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