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08 April 2019

Makinson d’Apice is a proud School and Community Partner of the NSW Department of Education’s 2019 Nanga Mai awards.

Congratulations to all the award recipients who were recognised for their outstanding achievements at the awards ceremony.

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by Nicholas Regener
29 March 2019

Makinson d’Apice is pleased to announce that Ella Alexander has been recognised as a finalist in the Pro Bono category of the Lawyers Weekly 30Under30 awards.

This is well-deserved nomination for Ella and it is a testament to her hard work and passion for the industry

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by David Andrews
08 March 2019

Recent events, including the Opal Tower, has elevated strata into the headlines, making the quality of construction of residential buildings a significant issue for the major parties. 

Last month the NSW Government released its response to the Shergold Weir Building Confident Report, 3 days before the release of the final report into the Opal Tower on 22 February 2019. 

Recently Domain reported that the NSW Labor Party has announced that if elected, they will create an office to oversee all strata issues, with a particular focus on defects in “newly” constructed buildings. 

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by Bill d'Apice
20 December 2018

Makinson d'Apice is proud to announce that Joanne Grant in our Charities and Not-For-Profits team has been appointed as a Partner of the firm, effective 1 January 2019. 

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by Chris Drayton and 6 others
16 November 2018

Makinson d’Apice would like to congratulate all of our lawyers and teams that have been recognised in the Doyles Guide throughout 2018.  

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by Sarah Henry and 3 others
05 November 2018

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Henry, Lesley Bush and Makinson d’Apice have been recognised in the 2018 Doyles Guide.

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by Bill d'Apice and 4 others
11 October 2018

The Prime Minister released the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on 9 October 2018.

To assist you, we refer you to our short brochure summarising a number of preliminary legal and administrative issues which you may wish to consider at this stage.

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by Paul Evans and Richard d'Apice AM
24 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that Paul Evans has been listed in the 2018 Doyles Guide as one of the top 3 preeminent lawyers in the area of leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers in NSW and Richard d'Apice, Special Counsel is listed as a recommended lawyer in the same category.

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by Bill d'Apice and Belinda Marsh
11 September 2018

With effect from 1 October 2018, associations incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) which are registered charities will no longer have to submit annual financial reports to NSW Fair Trading as well as the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

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by David Andrews and
16 August 2018

Aluminium composite panel cladding – referred to by some as “the new asbestos” – is now banned from use in many types of multi-storey buildings in New South Wales. The ban took effect on 15 August 2018.

ACP, a key factor in the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze in London last year and other similar tragedies, has been found to contribute to the rapid spread of fire. 

The new ban makes it an offence to use ACP as external cladding in certain types of multi-storey buildings if the ACP’s core contains more than 30% polyethylene. Fines of up to $1.1 million for corporations and $220,000.00 for individuals apply.

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by Bill d'Apice
16 August 2018

The ACNC legislation passed in 2012 allowed for the creation of minimum external conduct standards that are required to be met by registered charities.

To date, this issue seems to have been in the government's too hard tray but Treasury has now issued draft external conduct standards and is seeking submissions on them.

Interested parties can submit responses up until 21 September 2018.  In addition, Treasury is proposing to hold meetings with interested parties and should you wish to be involved you can express your interest via email by 17 August 2018.

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by Bill d'Apice
09 August 2018

The Second Edition of the Church Administration Handbook, co-written by Bill d'Apice is now available to purchase online. The handbook outlines how the complex institution that is the Catholic Church in the modern world is structured and functions. 

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