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News & Insights

2020
23
Nov

Mahoneys secures a victory for its clients in the Supreme Court

By: Anders Mahoney

Mahoneys acted for the successful applicants in Hilas & Anor v GGPG Developments (No 133) Pty Ltd & Anor [2020]…

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10
Nov

31 December 2020 Deadline – amend your trust deed to avoid extra duty and land tax for residential property in New South Wales

By: Cath Champion

Over the last couple of years various states have introduced a duty and land tax surcharge on residential property owned by…

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05
Jun

Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

By: Amy ODonnell

It has been almost 2 months since the National Cabinet announced the Code of Conduct and finally, the Retail Shop…

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17
Feb

Amy O’Donnell joins Mahoneys

By: Mahoneys

We are pleased to announce that Amy O’Donnell (pictured with John Mahoney) has joined Mahoneys. Amy is an experienced property…

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2019
06
Sep

Commissioner’s discretion to extend the two year period to disregard capital gains tax in relation to the disposal of dwellings acquired from a deceased estate

By: Cath Champion

This article explores the implications of the Australian Taxation Office’s Practical Compliance Guidelines PCG 2019/5 (Guidelines) which establishes guidelines for…

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2018
23
Mar

Development Approval – enforcement orders

By: Mahoneys

In Pike v Tighe [2018] HCA 9 (14 March 2018) the High Court held that the Development Approval condition attaches to the land…

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2017
24
Aug

Off the plan – off the boil?

By: John Mahoney

With the huge number of new unit projects coming on line in the past couple of years, and more following,…

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12
Jul

When a deposit is paid by electronic transfer, when is it legally considered ‘paid’?

By: John Mahoney

The District Court recently had to consider if a deposit payable under a house sale contract was paid on the…

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23
Mar

Buyer beware: the definition of a ‘foreign person’ goes further than we think for duty and land tax purposes

By: Antony Harrison

You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons…

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2016
12
Sep

Bankruptcy and inheritance: who gets what and what you can do about it

By: Mahoneys

The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When…

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07
Jul

What you must do before going into business

By: Mahoneys

Caught up in the thrill of the new, parties often neglect to consider what will happen if things go sour…

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19
May

Compliance deadlines loom for SMSF’s as 30 June approaches

By: Mahoneys

by Marek Reardon – Special Counsel The approach of 30 June heralds an increase in activity in business compliance activity in many…

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27
Apr

Can a class 3 building be used for long term residential use?

By: John Mahoney

This issue arose when we were consulted by an onsite manager of a complex originally approved and operated as a…

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