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

Partner Partner Special Counsel John Beckinsale New legislation has been introduced into the New South Wales Parliament that, if passed, will make a welcome change to the lessor disclosure statement for retail shop leases in New South ...

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 for the South-East Queensland region, titled Shaping SEQ. It is based on the interrelated themes of 'grow, prosper ...

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

Managing Associate Senior Associate The NSW Government has proposed amendments to planning legislation that aim to provide certainty of outcomes for both developers and the public. Partner Paul Lalich, Senior Associate Dennis Smith and ...

A new planning regime for Queensland
Insight 03 Jul 2017

The Planning Act 2016 commences today, together with the Planning Regulation 2017 , various new planning documents and new forms. The Act replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. While there is ...

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

Significant changes to Australia’s 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 ...

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 befor ...

Can super really help housing affordability (and I have not asked should it)?
Insight 07 Jun 2017

Partner Partner Michelle Levy Written by Partner Michelle Levy The 2017 Budget included proposals intended to 'reduce pressure on housing affordability'. Two of them use the superannuation system to do so. First there is the 'First Home ...

Australia's foreign investment regime - Budget changes
Insight 23 May 2017

The Australian Government flagged a number of changes to Australia's foreign investment regime in the 2017 Budget. In a welcome development, the changes seek to simplify an otherwise complex regime ...

Amendments to PPS lease law - what you need to know
Insight 22 May 2017

Legislation has come into force that will amend the Personal Property Securities regime. The amendments are designed to reduce the PPSA's impact on the equipment hiring industry. Previously hirers' ...

Stamp duty and land tax developments - Victoria and Northern Territory
Insight 18 May 2017

Victoria is proposing to limit its off-the-plan duty concession; extend the scope of its sub-sale duty provisions; and introduce a vacant residential property tax. The Northern Territory is proposi ...