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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

New requirements for “Off the Plan” conveyancing

On 1 December 2019 new provisions contained within the Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Act 2018 and associated Regulations came into effect. The new laws require a vendor of residential...

04 December 2019

The Future of 5G: Government Enquiry

5G, the next evolution of mobile technology, has already landed in Australia with both Telstra and Optus recently launching 5G products in selected areas. When it is fully...

23 September 2019

Cladding Reforms In Queensland - Where To Next?

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.The Minister for Housing and Public Works has recently announced that the Queensland Government intends to implement a combustible...

06 August 2019

Timber Creek native title compensation determination – High Court gives final judgment

This article was written by Scott Singleton, Nick Testro and Johnathon Hall.On 13 March 2019, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the momentous Timber...

15 March 2019

Combustible cladding compliance - new obligations in Queensland

The Cladding Regulation will impose obligations on nearly all commercial building owners in Queensland.

27 September 2018

Protecting principals and security of payment – WA Government launches new Industry Advisory Group

In the wake of some high profile WA builders entering administration, the WA Government has launched a review to improve security of payment for local subcontractors.

27 March 2018

Lease Variation Charge Deferral – a step in the right direction

The ACT Government after prolonged deliberations with industry is looking to ease the LVC burden by introducing an option to permit the deferral of the LVC payment.

09 March 2018

The Senate Economics References Committee interim report on aluminium composite cladding in Australia - What can we learn about further reform?

The interim report forms part of a broader effort by industry and government to address non-conforming & non-complying building products in construction following the Grenfell Tower fire in...

04 October 2017

Taxes on real estate deals - Australian State and Territory Budgets

Australia's State and Territory budgets have continued a trend of imposing taxes on foreign investment in real estate. Find out more about the stamp duty and land tax...

04 September 2017

Investing in Australian real estate: Financing options

While debt from Australian banks remains the primary source of finance, investors are increasingly diversifying their capital base by incorporating mezzanine finance and debt from foreign banks.

06 July 2017
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Senate inquiry into cladding and building materials in Australia

Australian Government announces inquiry into the use of cladding, following the Grenfell disaster and reports that a number of buildings are suspected of non-compliant building materials.

04 July 2017

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