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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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We are OPEN & propose to remain open & available as much as possible

Some of the legal services we provide are essential. For instance, sales and purchases still need to go ahead.

We follow recommended health protocols. Please telephone or email us first if you have any concerns.

We need to behave and think differently in these extraordinary times. While maintaining social distance and good hygiene we try to stay connected, reach out to those isolated and work together as a community.

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HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. Construction must be contracted to commence within three months of the contract date.

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(First home buyers boost for 12 months from 1 August 2020)

Lawyer's sexual harassment results in damages claimFifty shades

An employer's appeal against a sexual harassment finding was recently dismissed. The employee, a lawyer, was awarded $120,000 general damages plus $50,000 aggravated damages against her employer under the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

A judge on the appeal posed the question, "What is the ruin of a person's life worth?" The trial judge had referred to the employer's "despicable acts". The appeal judge also referred to the employer's "gross dereliction of his professional duty" as a lawyer.

(Hughes Lawyers v Hill [2020] FCAFC 126)

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