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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

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Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued

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 exploring these options?

Some Victorian councils already have a special rate or charge for holiday lets, so perhaps it is not too much of a stretch to imagine it being introduced here. There would, of course, be some issues under the Victorian Local Government Act –  would any differential rate be consistent with the Ministerial Guidelines and would any special rate or charge reflect a ‘special benefit’ for Airbnb property owners?

Author:
Mark Hayes | Partner
61 3 9258 3533
mark.hayes@maddocks.com.au

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 exploring these options?

Some Victorian councils already have a special rate or charge for holiday lets, so perhaps it is not too much of a stretch to imagine it being introduced here. There would, of course, be some issues under the Victorian Local Government Act –  would any differential rate be consistent with the Ministerial Guidelines and would any special rate or charge reflect a ‘special benefit’ for Airbnb property owners?

Author:
Mark Hayes | Partner
61 3 9258 3533
mark.hayes@maddocks.com.au