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Don't compound a tragedy by not having a willCecilia Haddad with estranged husband

After the murder of the Brazilian woman Cecilia Haddad, whose body was found in the Lane Cove River, the family have had to search her apartment looking for a will. The woman's father has applied for letters of administration and there is an estranged husband joined as a party to the litigation.

This is a stark reminder of the need for us all to have a will. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those struck by terrible tragedy. The last thing the family needs is complex and costly litigation about the deceased estate.

(Family launch court bid over estate Sydney Morning Herald 3 July 2018)

Dry paddockCBA offers drought support to customers

FarmOnline National reported that the CBA's executive general manager of regional and agribusiness banking, Grant Cairns, said:-

"We want to remind our customers of the ongoing support measures we have in place for those who are affected by drought, which should provide some relief during this difficult time."

"Drought support measures may include, depending on circumstances, a range of options, starting with the confidential telephone counselling service, but also including, early FMD withdrawals without penalty; extending business loan term agreements; waiving fees and charges related to business loan restructures, and temporarily freezing business loan repayments."

"He urged the bank's regional and agribusiness customers who may be experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the drought to contact their relationship manager or visit their nearest Commonwealth branch. General drought assistance inquiries could also be made to Commonwealth Bank specialists by telephoning (1300) 772 968."

(see FarmOnline National)


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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