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By: Cath Champion
If the trustee of your discretionary trust owns residential land in New South Wales and ‘foreign persons’ are not excluded as beneficiaries of the trust, then surchar...
This article explores the implications of the Australian Taxation Office’s Practical Compliance Guidelines PCG 2019/5 (Guidelines) which establishes guidelines for the
By: John Forde
In Pike v Tighe  HCA 9 (14 March 2018) the High Court held that the Development Approval condition attaches to the land and binds the owner, the owner’s succes...
By: John Mahoney
With the huge number of new unit projects coming on line in the past couple of years, and more following, there have been many significant off the plan management rights
The District Court recently had to consider if a deposit payable under a house sale contract was paid on the due date. In this situation, the deposit was electronically t...
By: Antony Harrison
You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons buying residential land. What do we mean by resident...
The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When a beneficiary to a de...
By: Mitchell Downes
Caught up in the thrill of the new, parties often neglect to consider what will happen if things go sour in business. Disputes can erupt over something as simple as one p...
by Marek Reardon – Special Counsel The approach of 30 June heralds an increase in activity in business compliance activity in many industry sectors. None more so
This issue arose when we were consulted by an onsite manager of a complex originally approved and operated as a motel, appropriately classified a class 3 building under t...
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