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Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

COVID-19 economic recovery in Melbourne - planning scheme amendment introduced to assist the Victorian hospitality industry

On 21 October 2020, the Victorian Minister for Planning introduced further temporary changes to provide greater flexibility to the hospitality industry.

27 October 2020

Extension of deadlines to submit modern slavery statements – What you need to know

For businesses who are required to submit their first modern slavery statement in Australia this year, there has been an extension of time to submit these statements by...

01 May 2020

High Court rules disappointed cruise passengers can recover for distress

In a case with potential implications for class actions arising from COVID-19 travel disruptions, the High Court ruled on Friday that plaintiffs can recover damages for ‘disappointment and...

28 April 2020

Modern slavery risks during COVID-19 – what you need to know

This article is written by Daisy Mallett and Daniel FieldingThe Australian Border Force has released guidance on how businesses can reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their...

24 April 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

Critical infrastructure: are you ready to report?

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

New foreign investor surcharges for Queensland and New South Wales – states follow Victorian lead

Queensland and New South Wales follow the Victorian lead by introducing new foreign investor stamp duty surcharges for transactions involving residential real estate.

16 June 2016

New withholding tax on transactions involving taxable Australian property – concerns remain for taxpayers

New Bill proposes non-final foreign resident withholding tax on transactions involving ‘taxable Australian property’.

04 December 2015

Non-final withholding tax on disposals of taxable Australian property – exposure draft legislation released

This article was written by Katrina Parkyn, Ari Rosenbaum and Anthony Mourginos.Exposure draft legislation to impose a non-final withholding tax on transactions involving the disposal of ‘taxable Australian...

13 July 2015

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