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Investing in Australian real estate: Tax concessions for Managed Investment Trusts

A number of tax concessions are available for Australian investment vehicles that qualify as managed investment trusts (MITs) for tax purposes. These were designed to encourage investment into...

15 September 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

Development consent for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct ruled invalid – implications for staged developments

The validity of certain staged development applications, and consents granted on the basis of those applications, is in question question following Bay Simmer Investments Pty Ltd v State...

19 June 2017

Investing in Australian real estate: Managed investment schemes

Most trusts investing in real estate are “managed investment schemes” (MIS) under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Find out more about the registration, regulation and changes to schemes.

26 March 2017

Investing in Australian real estate: Types of investment structures available

Investments in Australian real estate can be made either through a direct acquisition or indirectly by acquiring ownership of a corporate or trust structure.

06 March 2017

Stamp duty changes for Victorian first home buyers

The Victorian Government has announced that stamp duty will be removed from purchases under $600,000 by first home buyers.

06 March 2017

The Federal Government’s Building and Construction Industry Watchdog is back. The New Building Code – Major changes and summary

The Federal Government recently re-established the Australian Building and Construction Commission to enforce a new code of practice.

07 February 2017

South-East Queensland property valuations on the rise?

Recent Land Court decisions have highlighted how landowners stand to benefit from objecting to statutory land valuations and challenges that may be encountered in pursuit of a reduced...

02 February 2017

ACAT upends the Territory Plan - Glass v ACTPLA

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal upends long accepted relationship between rules and criteria in Glass v ACT Planning and Land Authority.

16 September 2016

Environment and Planning in Victoria: Key Inquiries and Reports

Key dates and actions for government inquiries, committees and reports in Victoria, Australia, relating to projects, environment, real estate, infrastructure and planning.

15 July 2016

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