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ACCC's Enforcement and Compliance priorities for 2018
Insight 22 Feb 2018

A number of industries and issues are in the spotlight following release of the ACCCs 2018 Enforcement and Compliance Priorities by ACCC Chairman Rod Sims on 20 February 2018 The financial services energy commercial construction and agriculture sectors will be a focus in 2018 as well as the ...

New restrictions on foreign persons acquiring Australian land and agribusinesses
Insight 01 Feb 2018

The Federal Treasurer has today announced material changes to Australias foreign investment regime which will significantly impact transactions undertaken by foreign persons of Australian land particularly agricultural land and agribusinesses Partner Wendy Rae and Senior Associate Nick Kefalianos ...

Foreign stamp duty surcharge of 7 per cent introduced in South Australia
Insight 23 Jan 2018

South Australia has introduced a stamp duty surcharge of 7 per cent for direct and indirect acquisitions of residential land by foreign purchasers, with effect from 1 January 2018. ...

Welcome change to lessor disclosure statements in NSW
Insight 20 Oct 2017

This Insight examines the welcome change from recent legislation in New South Wales that lessens lessor disclosure obligations for retail shop leases. ...

Planning for the future of South-East Queensland
Insight 25 Aug 2017

On 11 August 2017, the State Government released the third statutory regional plan and the first regional paln to take effect under the new Queensland Planning Act 2016 for the South-East Queensland region, titled Shaping SEQ. ...

Proposed reforms to staged development applications in NSW
Insight 05 Jul 2017

An amendments to the planning legislation has been proposed by the NSW government to provide certainty of outcome for the public Partner 'Paul Lalich senior associate Dennis Smith and Law Graduate James Higgins report. ...

Australia's foreign investment regime - regulatory burden reduced
Insight 03 Jul 2017

Significant changes to Australias foreign investment regime came into effect on 1 July 2017 intended to address concerns regarding this regime raised since its introduction in December 2015 The amendments reduce the regulatory burden in a number of key ways and will impact a range of foreign ...

A new planning regime for Queensland
Insight 03 Jul 2017

A new planning regime for Queensland has come into effect today with the commencement of the Planning Act 2016. ...

Land tax recovery - no, yes, no again
Insight 15 Jun 2017

The Queensland Government is proposing legislation that will restore a prohibition on landlords requiring tenants to pay land tax under commercial leases entered into after 1 January 1992 and before 30 June 2009 This essentially negates the effect of a Supreme Court decision that land tax from 30 ...