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Statutory Remuneration Review Process

By: Ben Seccombe

We are constantly surprised by how few people are aware that the Body Corporate and Community Management Act (BCCMA) contains a right to review either: (a) the duties to

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You Cannot Be Serious!

By: John Mahoney

In the many years in which I have been practising in the area of management rights I have heard some amazing, even unbelievable, stories. However I was genuinely shocked

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Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits

By: Rhys Williamson

Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits With the Australian Tax Office (ATO) continuing to target multinational corporate tax avoidance, the Aust...

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War on illegal phoenix activity: what you need to know about the new laws

By: Mitchell Downes

The Parliament recently passed new laws as part of the Government’s efforts to eliminate illegal phoenix activity in Australia. Powers and penalties to target the p...

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Victoria to limit term of management rights agreements

By: John Mahoney

In a move which has caught the industry by surprise the Victorian Government has introduced legislation which seeks to limit the term of management rights put in place by...

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Review your discretionary trust deed now following changes to liability for surcharge purchaser duty and surcharge land

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...

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When can you patent an invention implemented by a computer – Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack (September 2019)

By: Rhys Williamson

The patentability of computer-implemented inventions has long been a tricky issue for innovators and entrepreneurs. While a recent decision by the Full Bench of the Austr...

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The serviced office model and payroll tax exposure: What medical practices need to know

By: Antony Harrison

A recent court decision in Victoria is a timely reminder for medical and allied health practices operating under a shared services model to review agreements with doctors...

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The crucial difference between exercising options and top-ups

By: Amy Mckee

A troublesome element of management rights legislation is the difference between exercising a current option and ‘topping up’. Here, we explain where the confusion li...

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Avoiding disputes

By: John Mahoney

As I began to gather my thoughts before writing this article, I thought back to the night of the ARAMA awards presentation evening and to the two managers of the year (pe...

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