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Your Trusted Advisers Across Queensland.
Your Trusted Advisers Across Queensland.
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If you invest in a qualifying early stage innovation company (ESIC), you may be eligible for tax incentives under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth). Find out more - https://macdonnells.com.au/early-stage-investor-tax-incentives/

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If you think you are not the child's Father and you don't know what to do next click here to find out more. https://macdonnells.com.au/dna-testing-and-child-support/

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Do you have a child that you haven't seen for a long time and would like to reconnect with? Maybe you don't even know where they are, or have no idea where to start. Read a our blog to find out more.
https://macdonnells.com.au/absent-parent-how-long-is-too-long/

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Take a deep breath, or maybe just inhale!
As many will know medicinal cannabis has been available for sometime in overseas jurisdictions, and Australia is now in the process of catching up. As you would expect there are strict regulatory and quality controls on the type of medicinal products. https://macdonnells.com.au/medicinal-cannabis-australia-a-possibility-or-pipe-dream/

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You have separated and you are feeling down on your luck but everything changes when you strike it lucky and win lotto. Then your ex hears about this and says they want half. Your ex can’t claim some of your money can they? https://macdonnells.com.au/have-you-hit-the-jackpot-or-have-we-hit-the-jackpot-windfalls/

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Never shy of a challenge, we donned our thinking caps for the quiz night to end all quiz nights - the annual Rockqiz Challenge. Aptly named "Big Mac" - our team of quiz masters took on our professional services colleagues from across Cairns to take out third spot in the annual affair. Well done team! http://ow.ly/i/xz2wx
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So after much soul-searching you have decided to separate from your partner and get a divorce - but what if they don’t want a divorce? Our family law team explains the ins and outs of divorce in their latest blog: https://macdonnells.com.au/my-ex-wont-agree-to-the-divorce-what-can-i-do/

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Congrats to the Cancer Council on the success of the Relay For Life Cairns on the weekend, with just over $199,000 raised by the local community. Associate Lisa Jensz volunteers for the event and said a great time was had by all as thousands of people teamed up for the overnight walk-a-thon.
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Family law myth: That a child can choose which parent to live with once they're a certain age.

Truth: No - the Court takes into account much more than just the child's age when determining parental arrangements.

Our Family Team explains more in their latest blog.

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If you're looking for a friendly face at today's NQLGA Conference in Atherton today then we've got three! Partner Eleanor Scott (centre), Associate Julianna Cuda, and Senior Associate Julian Brown are in the thick of it, catching up with our clients and learning all about 'Bringing Local Government into the 21st Century'. Come and say hi!
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