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DP O’Keefe Macquarie Law is a legal office in Dubbo NSW Australia.

Dan O’Keefe is an experienced solicitor, accredited business law specialist, mediator and notary public.

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Managing and preparing for droughtDrought & sheep

The NSW Department of Primary Industry has released an 8th edition of  Managing and Preparing for Drought to help farmers make informed decisions on how to manage the current drought as well any future dry conditions.

This edition includes strategies and actions producers can consider as they deal with the drought, as well as practical information on feeding stock, farm management, sustainable practices and personal and financial wellbeing.

It also includes new information on relevant resources added by the NSW Government and the NSW DPI in recent years, including the online DroughtHub and the Combined Drought Indicator.

(Thanks to Hanna Jaireth at NSW Rural Assistance Authority for circulating this information)

(Managing and Preparing for Drought NSW Dept. Primary Industry 8th edition)

Child on iPadWorking from home? Claiming home office expenses?

As more and more of us work from home the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has noticed more incorrect claims for deductions. The ATO provides some information at the links below:-

Brain L&RBuilding resilience … how to stay healthy at work

You can help yourself by:-

(Building Resilience - Robyn Bradey - August 2012)

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Teacher awarded six-figure payout after being bullied by school principal

(See Sydney Morning Herald article by Pallavi Singhal 20 September 2017)

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