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Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued

Property & Development Blog

  • Should Victorian councils consider an Airbnb tourist charge?

    Both the City of Hobart and the Shire of Byron appear to be looking at rating Airbnb properties differently – either through a differential rate or something resembling a ‘bed tax’. Should Victorian councils be … Continued

  • Government expands reach of foreign resident CGT withholding regime

    Changes to the capital gains tax withholding regime will impact all purchasers of real estate in Australia valued at over $750,000. From 1 July 2017, a purchaser who acquires real property from a foreign resident … Continued

  • Digital titles and electronic transactions

    Land Use Victoria (formerly known as the Land Registry or Land Titles Office) has undertaken the first steps to convert Victoria’s Registry of Titles to an electronic format, by converting all paper titles held by … Continued

  • Melbourne Residential Zone review released

    The Victorian State Government has completed its review of the residential zones in Melbourne municipalities, which, amongst other things, recommends the removal of maximum density two dwellings per lot. This review and its recommendations are … Continued

  • What’s in a name? The Airbnb reminder

    The distinction between leases and licences has long caused confusion and consternation for landowners, particularly in the context of a municipal council’s statutory obligations under the Local Government Act 1989 and, more recently, the Retail … Continued

  • Draft guidelines for fibre ready pit and pipe infrastructure in new developments

    The Communications Alliance has released a draft Industry Guideline: Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification for Real Estate Development Projects which is open for comments until May 30. While the guidelines are quite technical, understanding … Continued