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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

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

Corporate restructures and Australian stamp duty

How could Australian stamp duty affect your restructure? The kind of assets and rates are different in each state or territory.

26 February 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

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