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Victorian stamp duty for industrial and commercial properties transitions to annual tax from 1 July 2024
Insight 05 Jun 2024

From 1 July 2024, under the Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Act 2024 (Vic) (the Act), which seeks to implement 'transformational' tax reform for commercial and industrial property, such property will be subject to stamp duty for a final time when it is next sold or otherwise transacted ...

Planning reform for housing in NSW – encouraging reforms but is more needed?
Insight 08 Feb 2024

In this Insight, we examine the in-fill affordable housing incentive bonuses, the two-part Transport Oriented Development Program and the proposals to use government land to increase housing supply. ...

Proposed changes to the security of payment regime in Victoria: watch this space
Insight 17 Jan 2024

Significant reforms are being considered to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) reflecting the practice in other Australian jurisdictions. ...

FIRB fee changes aimed at increasing affordable housing supply
Insight 12 Dec 2023

On 10 December 2023, the Federal Government announced changes to the Foreign Investment Review Board residential land fee rules, designed to 'improve housing affordability and supply'. ...

Best practice approach to communications between principals and superintendents
Insight 21 Sep 2023

This Insight sets out practical tips on achieving best practice communications between principals and superintendents in order to avoid any perception of bias, and summarises recent case law on the consequences of failing to heed this guidance. ...

Build to rent: from 'nice-to-have' to 'must-have'

Build-to-rent (BTR) is one of the most effective keys to alleviating Australia's housing crisis. It can provide a significant amount of housing supply nationally and at speed, in an environment where demand is growing and supply is shrinking. ...

1972 is calling: repeal of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (WA)
Insight 16 Aug 2023

Just five weeks after its commencement, the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (WA) (ACH Act) has been repealed, and will be replaced with an amended version of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) (1972 Act) – the very legislation it was intended to overhaul. ...

Latest constitutional challenge to notional GST fails
Insight 14 Aug 2023

Two recent decisions - Hornsby Shire Council v Commonwealth; and Landcom v Commissioner of Taxation - have rejected constitutional challenges to the notional goods and services tax (GST) voluntarily paid by the Commonwealth, states, local councils and statutory authorities. ...

Future-proofing the energy transition: strategies for mitigating project disputes
Insight 27 Jul 2023

In this Insight, we explore the major trends that we believe will prove the most fertile ground for future projects disputes. ...

Big Batteries are now 'premises': NSW Land Registry Services
Insight 10 Jul 2023

The NSW Land Registry Services (NSWLRS) is expected to release updated guidance regarding the registration of leases for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in New South Wales. In this Insight, we outline the change and explore its benefits, as well as offer a comparison to the position in other Australian states. ...