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A message from our Global Head of Real Estate and Construction

20 Apr 2017

The lead-up to the federal budget has put the issue of housing affordability squarely in the spotlight and it seems we also have a commitment from a number of our State Governments on addressing the problem.

New South Wales update

20 Apr 2017

Housing affordability and infrastructure spending is at the top of the priority list for new NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Queensland update

20 Apr 2017

Many in Queensland and Northern New South Wales are still cleaning up from the initial the impact of Cyclone Debbie and the torrents of rain the East Coast experienced in her wake.

Key learnings from recent GST court decisions

19 Apr 2017

Recent court decisions relating to the GST have resulted in some key learnings for the property industry.

Government reviewing research and development tax incentives in construction

19 Apr 2017

The R&D tax incentive (R&D tax offset) is the government’s main mechanism to support innovation.

High Court decision highlights the importance of a diligent review of land tax assessments

19 Apr 2017

Many clients have received or are soon to receive land tax assessments and a recent High Court judgment acts as a good reminder of the importance of checking them.

Western Australia Update

19 Apr 2017

The latest industry news for real estate and construction in Western Australia.

South Australia update

19 Apr 2017

A new $150 million development on the southern edge of Adelaide’s CBD is being pitched at the ‘down-sizer’ rather than investors.

Victorian first home owner grant, duty and tax changes announced

19 Apr 2017

First home buyers that enter into a contract on or after 1 July 2017 to purchase a new or existing home with a dutiable value of up to $600,000 will be entitled to a full exemption from stamp duty.

Government abolishing 457 Visas

18 Apr 2017

The Federal Government announced today they will abolish and replace the popular 457 visa with a new visa with increased integrity measures focused primarily on addressing Australia’s skill shortages.