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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.

APRA proposes revisions to reporting under ARS 210

29 Mar 2017

APRA released a consultation paper on ARS 210 – Liquidity, in order to align liquidity reporting with the revised prudential standards APS 210 – Liquidity.

Fraud and corruption in the Victorian Public Sector

26 Mar 2017

Fraud and corruption in the Victorian Public Sector - learnings and insight for 2017 and beyond.

Family Business - Succession planning with vision

23 Mar 2017

Providing confidence to the market and key stakeholders that the organisation’s vision will remain on track when transitioning a family business is paramount.

PPSA - Ensuring our clients' assets' are protected and secured

03 Mar 2017

The Personal Property Security Act came into force in January 2012 and a consequence of the sheer complexity of the legislation and the register itself (the PPSR) we continue to witness suppliers and financiers from both the small and big end of town unintentionally ‘donating’ their assets to insolvent companies as a consequence of unenforceable security interests.

Recent Superannuation Changes

02 Mar 2017

On 23 November 2016 a number of superannuation changes originally proposed in the 2016-2017 Federal Budget were legislated when the Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 passed parliament.