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Joe the Galah and His Fiendishly Feral Feathered Friends

There was much squawking and crowing in 2016 when Joe the Galah won a reprieve from eviction from his high-rise apartment building “Sea-Crested Cockatoo” on the Gold Coast. Significantly, Joe was ably represented by ‘Frank the Beak’ Higginson (who certainly does not work for sunflower seeds).  What chance did the body corporate have? Even JohBjelke’s…

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Do depreciation deductions apply to you?

Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property. Most investors are aware of some of the deductions they are entitled to; for example, they know they can claim their Property Manager’s fees, council rates and any repairs and maintenance costs. However, all…

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Can Voting Papers separate the motion from the voting?

UOAQ has been alerted to a practice where general meeting papers (for either an annual general meeting or an extraordinary general meeting) contain two sets of ‘voting papers’: One set, headed Voting Papers, includes the motions in full together with the explanatory notes etc but with no boxes for voting YES NO    Clearly, owners…

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RSPCA Qld: Pets in Strata

RSPCA Qld does not support the blanket prohibiting of pets in strata schemes. It is the RSPCA Qld view that the decision to own a pet should rest with the individual as a lot owner or tenant where the pet can be reasonably accommodated and its welfare provided for and...

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