Young Farmers Stamp Duty Exemption

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Young farmers in the Western District may now be a step closer to being able to afford their first block of farm land, with a full stamp duty exemption now available on purchases by farmers aged 35 or under of land worth up to $600,000.

There is also a concession of stamp duty available for young farmers for their first block of farm land valued between $600,000 and $750,000.

The new changes have taken effect from 1 July 2018 and could provide ...

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Blazeaid volunteers work through the winter and work up an appetite

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WHILE the paddocks around our region are far greener than only a few months ago, the job to repair the damage inflicted by the St Patrick’s Day bushfires lingers.

Blazeaid volunteers have been kicking goals for more than three months with the job set to take up the rest of the calendar year.

That hard work fuels many an appetite, so the staff at SLM Law ensured they would do their bit to thank the Blazeaid volunteers for their tireless efforts.

Ann ...

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Lessons from Road Trauma Heartbreak

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By Ann Cunningham

It was a privilege to attend John Maher’s road safety presentation in Camperdown yesterday and see firsthand the way he captured the attention of students from Camperdown College, Cobden Technical College, Mercy Regional College, Terang College, Derrinallum College and Mortlake College.

John detailed how he suffered serious injuries in a transport accident when an 18-year girl lost control of her vehicle which rolled, landed on top of and flattened John’s vehicle. Tragically, the 18-year-old girl lost her life which ...

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SLM Law welcomes Ann Cunningham

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LONG-STANDING South West law firm SLM Law will expand its services with the addition of experienced local lawyer Ann Cunningham.

Ms Cunningham has worked as a solicitor in south-west Victoria for more than 15 years and joined the team at SLM Law this month.

The locally-based solicitor has a strong track record in assisting clients who have suffered a workplace or motor vehicle injury and will continue that work at SLM Law with the assistance of her law clerk Christine Dwyer.

“I joined SLM ...

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Janet and Janine: Bringing a new meaning to “sisters-in-law”

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JANET and Janine Boyd not only share a family connection – their working lives have been intertwined for decades.

The sisters-in-law have a combined six decades of service with Sewells and its successor firm SLM Law.

Janine started at Sewells not long before Colac region hero Cliff Young completed his famed 1983 marathon.

The 17-year-old had been working part-time at Bellchambers Milk Bar and had completed year 12 the previous year.

“Electric typewriters were just coming in, good old carbon paper was still in ...

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Colac firm investing in future workforce

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Long-standing Colac firm SLM Law’s commitment to creating jobs for the district’s young people has seen the recruitment of three interns from the region.

Grace Langdon, Fred Page and Ella Egberts are taking their first steps into full-time employment by securing positions at the Murray Street firm.

Grace is studying arts and law at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, and started working at SLM Law in 2017.

SLM’s management team were impressed with Grace’s work ethic and willingness to ...

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New year surprise for contest winner

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The Colac Herald’s On The Street winner for the end of 2017 is Michael Allison. Michael, an Elliminyt local, won a $500 prize from SLM Law and La Trobe Financial. Michael plans to put his prize money towards bills after spending big in preparation for Christmas. “January is a big month for bills, rates and insurance,” he said.

Michael’s winning answer was in response to the Colac Herald’s question about the Just Add Water Lake Colac campaign that wanted the State ...

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Is your will up to date?

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We get it. Thinking about what might happen to your family and your stuff when you are no longer here is a tricky topic and one that is very easy to put on the back burner in our busy lives.

Unfortunately in our line of work, we often see disasters unfold when people haven’t taken the time to put in place documents that reflect their wishes. These situations can be difficult and costly to untangle, not to mention the stress that ...

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SLM Law welcomes Shaun Moloney to the management team

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Camperdown based solicitor Shaun Moloney has recently become director at SLM Law, one of the region’s longest-standing law firms.

Shaun has joined existing owners Stuart Holbery, Meagan Compton and Rebecca Alexander in the management team, having commenced practice with SLM Law in 2015.

“I am really excited to have had the opportunity to step up in the business at this stage of my career and I have a lot of great ideas to contribute ” Shaun said.

Managing director Stuart Holbery said that ...

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