It’s 2021 and Australia’s gender pay gap is stuck at around 15 per cent; despite laws promoting better gender equality and evolving attitudes, women are still often paid less than men.
The super gap is even greater than the pay gap. According to Industry Super Australia, on average, women retire with around half as much super as men.
In light of the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March 2021) being ‘Choose to Challenge’, it is timely to examine the super gap and challenge the factors that contribute to this inequity. Read more
Lockdown has seen many property owners take advantage of the stay at home rule. Some property owners have chosen to undertake well overdue repairs to their homes. Some have gone all out and undertaken major works on their homes.
Unfortunately, we know that some owners have been struggling financially and are not sitting in a good position with their mortgagees.
As conveyancers we need to know what works if any have been undertaken on the property before completing and releasing the Vendor Section 32 Statement to the client for review and certainly before it is released to the agent.