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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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Notary public or public notary - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Notary public seal exampleDan O'Keefe is a notary public. You will need to make an appointment to see a notary public. You will need identification, for example, a passport or driver's licence.

Copies of individual documents can be certified by a notary public for which there is a fee payable. Multiple documents are often collated and bound with a notarial certificate. If a power of attorney is required it should be prepared in the country in which it will be used before signing it in front of the notary public in Australia.

A notary public cannot advise you about the visa, immigration or legal requirements of other countries. You must obtain this information from the embassy, consulate or visa/migration agent. Our resources page has more information about:-

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Doxing or doxxing - What is it & how to avoid it?Keyboard lock

It is difficult for most of us to keep up with the changes and risks of digital technology. A recent term you may have heard is "doxing". It is releasing identifiable information about a person or organisation usually online without their consent. The current law may provide very limited protection.

An article by Kaspersky provides useful information and some suggestions including: avoid disclosing certain types of information; create separate email accounts for separate purposes; use separate usernames for different platforms; and getting rid of obsolete profiles. Another thing suggested to me was to use a separate bank account just for online transactions. (Link to article)


Climate reporting - what small business needs to know

The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has prepared an article for small business about what small businesses need to know regarding greenwashing and mandatory climate related disclosures. Link to ASIC article.

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ATO's online learning platform for small business

The Australian Tax Office has a free online learning resource for small businesses, educators and tax professionals to share and use with their staff, students and clients. For example, starting-up, day-to-day, restructuring and selling a business.

It's designed to help people get their tax and super basics right and improve their business knowledge. Essentials to strengthen your small business. Link to ATO website.

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