The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 (“Bill”) was introduced to the Queensland Parliament late yesterday. If passed, the Bill will make the following key changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld): General Comments The Bill is the result of a long and winding path of review of the law spurred recently […]
About Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.
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On 1 July 2017, significant changes came into force and many more are proposed as a result of the recent federal budget. So if you haven’t already reviewed your SMSF Deed, do you really need to? The answer is YES – all SMSF Deeds should be reviewed to ensure that they are up to date […]
As we grow older, it may become more attractive or perhaps even necessary to downsize our homes. Downsizing may mean moving to more suitable accommodation, a release of equity to support retirement plans or maybe, a move to aged care or retirement living. Potential benefits of downsizing From 1 July 2018, homeowners over 65 years […]
The SMSF Association has issued a warning to self-managed super fund (SMSF) members in the pension phase to ensure that they have met their minimum pension payments by 30 June.
The world is becoming more of a melting pot of cultures as people migrate around the globe. Australians traditionally like to spread their wings and we are a nation of jet setters with around 1 in 20 of our population living overseas at any one time. This love of travel means that Australians often die […]
Transcription: Hi, I’m Rebecca from CRH Law and I’m talking to you today about lost superannuation for executors of deceased estates. Superannuation is, for many, one of their most significant assets. When you factor in the insurance components that many of us have, the death benefit payable to an estate or to a […]
One of the most common questions we are asked is when should a self-managed superannuation fund (“SMSF”) deed be updated. In our experience, we believe that there are a number of circumstances that give rise to the need to consider whether changes are needed to your SMSF deed: Changes in the law Sometimes changes to […]
There has been a lot of press this week about what the government will and won’t do in relation to CGT. Here is a summary of what occurred. Unfortunately it is still a “watch this space” for superannuation trustees. It was suggested that the Prime Minister has been contradicted by those within his own office […]
Transcription: This is Rebecca Edwards at CRH Law talking to you today about whether your Will needs to be fair. The short answer to the question, “Does your will need to be fair?”, is no, it does not. As a Will-maker, you’re entitled to make your Will in any way you choose fit. Your […]
Reports by the Daily Telegraph highlight that many Australians are still waiting access to the long awaited NDIS. Ms Folbig, a Sydney mum has accrued a $300,000 disability debt caring for her two disabled children as she awaits the roll out. Up to 9,000 people have so far benefited from trials of the $22 billion […]