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South Australia Real estate & construction update

24 Sep 2015

The abolition of stamp duty on non-residential property, announced in the South Australian Government’s 2015/16 state budget has been controversial, but long awaited.

Victoria Real estate & construction update

24 Sep 2015

The Victorian property industry continues to buzz with activity and new government planning reviews; however recent data appears to indicate some slowing in the state. We also look at foreign investment tax implications and upcoming property law review

Western Australian Real estate & construction update

24 Sep 2015

Whilst the effects of the mining downturn continue to be felt in Perth with rising office vacancy rates, some positive changes to local planning scheme regulations should assist in reducing construction waiting times. We also look at the new unsolicited bids process for state owned assets.

New PM appoints Minister for Cities

24 Sep 2015

The property industry is celebrating the appointment of South Australian Jamie Briggs as our first Minister for Cities and the Built environment.

Adelaide CBD property outlook – Key considerations

10 Sep 2015

These key considerations arose from our recent event and panel discussion on Adelaide CBD’s property outlook featuring speakers, The right Honourable Houssam Abiad (Adelaide City Council), Ms Lily Jacobs (CEO - Renew SA) and Mr Daniel Gannon (Executive Director SA - Property Council).

The deadline is looming for the Exploration Development Incentive

02 Sep 2015

Junior minerals explorers that have undertaken greenfields mineral exploration in Australia between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 have until 30 September 2015 to determine:

Fraud in focus: Increasing risks of financial crime impacting Australian charities and Not for Profits - Reports & increasing risks of financial crime

13 Aug 2015

Of the approximately 600,000 charities registered with the Not for Profit sector, 6,000 new entrants were registered between December 2012 and December 2014.

Fraud in focus: Increasing risks of financial crime impacting Australian charities and Not for Profits - Summarising the risks

13 Aug 2015

The growth in number of Australian charities and Not for Profit organisations, the demand for their services domestically and abroad, together with the increasing complexity of financial crime activity, all contribute to an increasingly high-risk environment.

Fraud in focus: Fraud in focus: Increasing risks of financial crime impacting Australian charities and Not for Profits - What to do

13 Aug 2015

There is a wealth of documentation plus accepted standards and guidance to assist Directors and committee members ensure their organisations have strong integrity frameworks in place in order to ensure compliance with obligations relating to financial crime.

Fraud in focus: Increasing risks of financial crime impacting Australian charities and Not for Profits

13 Aug 2015

The Not for Profit sector contributes around $43 billion to Australia’s gross domestic product, derived from approximately 600,000 organisations . This is an attractive sum of money for people intent on unlawful gain, which typically occurs through theft, fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism.