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Dino's Corner

Dino's Corner

Dino De Marchi is a Barrister and Solicitor with many years experience providing legal services based in Brunswick. He is greatly involved in the community. 

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E Conveyancing and Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 9 May, 2017 at 2:55 Comments comments (1188)

Newsdesk: e-conveyancing, and stamp duty changes—what they may mean for you

Changes to e-conveyancing and stamp duty are now in force. e-conveyancing is now the norm for most property conveyances. Everything from settlement, signature of transfer documents, stamping, and payment of duty will now be online. 

Be aware that sales over $750,000 will require a clearance certificate from the ATO.

We sincerely hope that following initial teething problems these changes w...

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Australia Day Award

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 1 February, 2015 at 19:10 Comments comments (41969)

In 2015 our Principal Dino De Marchi was given recognition for his work with the Ivanhoe RSL. He was granted an Australia Day Certificate from former Minister and Federal Member of Parliament, Jenny Macklin MP.

Watkins v Repatriation Commission

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 31 July, 2014 at 21:40 Comments comments (814)

A Special rate decision supported by the Federal Court. was later overturned by the full Court.

Bromberg J. delivered his decision on the 29 July 2014. The Decision is attached:

Reid v Repatriation Commission

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 31 July, 2014 at 21:25 Comments comments (616)

Favourable Special rate decisions are now rare but Reid v Repatriation Commission is one:

We are pleased with our successes in this area of law.

You can download the official document from the AustLII website by clicking the link below:

Summers v Repatriation Commission is a more recent one; we will po...

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Has the Federal Court Jurisdiction in Honours and Awards Decisions ?

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 9 December, 2013 at 19:40 Comments comments (96)




1. We submit that  there are (at least) two bases for the Federal Court’s jurisdiction in these matters: (1) the ADJR Act and (2) the Judiciary Act. The Applicant invokes both avenues, in that order of preference.




2. The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal (DHAAT) Fact Sheet 05 explains three important matters:


a. The DHAAT is established under...

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Age Discrimination in Voluntary Organisations: What are your Rights?

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 14 November, 2013 at 20:45 Comments comments (21)

Age Discrimination in Voluntary Organisations: What are your Rights?

In 2004 the Howard government introduced the Age Discrimination Act, which makes discrimination on the basis of age unlawful. This reform added to existing legislation making it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race (1975), sex (1984) and disability (...

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Blackburn High School Music Awards of Excellence

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 31 October, 2013 at 0:40 Comments comments (1131)

It was a pleasure to attend at Gennazzano's Ladies College music hall on Tuesday the 23rd of October 2013 to attend at the Blackburn High School Seniors Ensembles Concert and  to present the ensemble and instrument award of excellence cerfificates to two of the Blackburn High School students.  

RSL State Conference

Posted by ddemarchi44 on 5 July, 2013 at 16:15 Comments comments (929)

 by Dino De Marchi

It was a pleasure to attend with veteran Fred Cullen OAM, President of the Ivanhoe sub branch, the recently concluded State Conference of the RSL.

Four important motions in particular were passed which increased potential benefits for entitled veterans:


  1. The Payment of all hearing...
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